Purpose of the flight and payload description
A payload containing Low and High voltage electric field probes, magnetic search coils for a vector B-field measurement, x-ray detectors, one pointing up and one pointing down and two optical lightning detectors, one pointing up and one pointing down.
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 5/15/2002
Launch site: Naval Air Station Tillamook, Oregon, US
Balloon launched by: Global Solutions for Science and Learning (GSSL) Inc.
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/22/2004
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 4 h 13 m
The aim of the flight was to test the systems in view of a future campaign in Brazil.