Purpose of the flight and payload description

A interferometer wich measure profiles of atmospheric trace gases and a in situ ozone photometer to measure ozone levels.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 3/31/2003 at 14:00 utc
Launch site: European Space Range, Kiruna, Sweden  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 150z Zodiac - 150.000 m3
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 3/31/2003
Campaign: SOLVE II  
Gondola weight: 533 kgs

Aborted launch. Balloon ripped in the inflation process

External references

Images of the mission

Preparation of the gondola with the MK IV and O3 instruments The ripped balloon deflates      

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