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 23:45 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): 4/1/2003 at ~ 3.00
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): ~ 3 h
Landing site: Near the village of Somma in NE Finland
Campaign: SOLVE II  
Gondola weight: 533 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

The new balloon -twin of the one wich bursted that same morning- ready to send MKIV to the stratosphere To avoid ground impact the auxiliary balloons maintain the payload one meter above the ground. Back in Esrange, this is the gondola aspect

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