Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 10/20/2002 at 13:56 utc
Launch site: Scientific Flight Balloon Facility, Fort Sumner, (NM), US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Raven 29X - 830.000 m3 - SF3-29.47-.8/.8/.8-NHR
Balloon serial number: W29.47-2X-31
Flight identification number: 514N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 10/20/2002 at 22:29 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 9 h 25 m
Landing site: 72 miles SE of Lubbock, Texas, US
Payload weight: 4092 lbs

External references

Images of the mission

Balloon inflation. ALIAS II instrument seconds before launching. Balloon ascent

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