Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/19/2003 at 14:03 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 29.47 mcuft - SF3-29.47-.8/.8/.8-NHR
Balloon serial number: W29.47-2X-44
Flight identification number: 521N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/20/2003 at 10:31 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 21 h 13 m
Landing site: 66 miles WSW of Phoenix, Arizona, US

External references

Images of the mission

Adjusting the payload crush pads Balloon bubble release Balloon ascent

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