Purpose of the flight and payload description

To conduct an efficient, continuous wave observation using a 50cm-aperture low-background, radiation telescope developed in Japan that carries a two-dimensional infrared array detector which acts as the validation model for ASTRO-F observation instruments

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 11/16/2001 at 22:15 ist
Launch site: TIFR National Balloon Facility, Hyderabad, India  
Balloon launched by: National Balloon Facility, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Antrix - 220.680 m3
Flight identification number: 452
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 11/17/2001
Landing site: 200 kms W of Hyderabad, India
Payload weight: 837 kgs

External references

Images of the mission


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