Purpose of the flight and payload description
The subsonic parachute is a 110 ft. dia. ringsail design built by Pioneer Aerospace, achieving full inflation and providing valuable data for characterizing the design at representative Mars conditions.
Was achieved the successful inflation of the ringsail parachute following the deployment of a small pilot chute (employed to hold up the vent-leash line and inflation of the 110 ft. dia. ringsail parachute.
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 10/25/2004 at 14:26 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 Winzen - 11.820.000 cuft (0.8 mil) - SF3-11-82-.8/.8-NAR
Balloon serial number: W11.82-1E-25
Flight identification number: 537N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 10/25/2004 at 18:23 utc