Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/16/2003 at 15:44 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 4.000.000 cuft - SF3-4.001-.8/.8-NAR
Balloon serial number: R4.00-1-22
Flight identification number: 520N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/16/2003 at 20:37 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 5 h 24 m
Landing site: 39 miles ENE of Ft. Sumner, New Mexico, US

External references

Images of the mission

The balloon seconds before to launching. Iamge obtained from outside the base Balloon ascent sequence: at a few thousand feets, at 55.000 ft and finally at 80.000 ft      

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