Purpose of the flight and payload description

To measure profiles of atmospheric trace gases.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/23/2004 at 14:50 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 29.000.000 ft3 - SF3-29.47-.8/.8/.8-NHR
Balloon serial number: W29.47-2X-45
Flight identification number: 534N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/24/2004 at 17:32 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): ~ 27 h
Landing site: 17 miles W of Lovington, New Mexico, US
Campaign: BOS  
Gondola weight: 3560 lbs

External references

Images of the mission

Pre-launch preparations in the middle of a fog bank Launch configuration The payload after the landing. Curiously, the gondola remained upright.

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