Purpose of the flight and payload description

An experience of 7 experiments of biology (vegetal, animal and celullar) to measure the impact of cosmic radiation on the charge (embryos and cells). Also was tested a telemetry module based on the INMARSAT system

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 7/14/2001 at 05:54
Launch site: Base di Lancio Luigi Broglio, Trapani, Sicily, Italy  
Balloon launched by: Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/14/2001 at 10:01
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): ~ 4 h
Landing site: En Sicilia, Italia

External references

Images of the mission

Gondola's last checkings minutes before of hang test outside the integration building. Canvas on the soil to avoid balloon damage. Balloon bubble full inflated a few minutes before launch

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