Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 2/13/2001 at 21:38
Launch site: Meteorological Research Institute, Baurú, Sao Paulo, Brazil  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Montgolfier Infrared  
Balloon serial number: MIR Nº 21
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 3/24/2001
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 39 d
Landing site: 30 kms from La Estrella, Salta, Argentina
Payload weight: 57,5 kgs
Gondola weight: 36 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

Main balloon inflation, Close up of the SAOZ payload and the solar cells wich powered it Close up of the RUMBA payload.    

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