Description of the payload

 

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 (d:days / h:hours / 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