Purpose of the flight and payload description

A balloon-borne remote sensing instrument, which measures the concentration of various key species involved in ozone depletion. It uses a Fourier transform spectrometer with two very sensitive detectors to simultaneously detect the molecules with very high sensitivity.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 7/29/2002 at 21:00
Launch site: Base di Lancio Luigi Broglio, Trapani, Sicily, Italy  
Balloon launched by: Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon 800.000 m3
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/30/2002 at 17:00
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 20 h
Landing site: In Sierra Nevada, Spain

External references

Images of the mission


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