Purpose of the flight and payload description

A interferometer wich measure profiles of atmospheric trace gases and a in situ ozone photometer to measure ozone levels.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 12/16/2002 at 4:59 utc
Launch site: European Space Range, Kiruna, Sweden  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon 150.000 m3
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 12/16/2002 at 10:07 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): ~ 5 h
Landing site: 100 km SW of Murmansk, Russian Federation
Campaign: SOLVE II  
Gondola weight: 630 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

The payload ready to go to the launch pad. All systems ready to launch Back in Esrange, this is the gondola aspect    

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