Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/24/2002 at 8:54
Launch site: Centre de Lancement de Ballons CLBA, Aire Sur L'Adour, Landes, France  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 35SF Zodiac - 35.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 35sf Nº 107
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/24/2002 at ~ 13:00
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 4 h 3 m
Payload weight: 331 kgs
Gondola weight: 68 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

The SDLA team posing before the flight along her main balloon inflation The instrument after a rough landing

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