Description of the payload

A cryogenic ozone collector wich collect the ozone in the stratosphere and after recovery of the payload, the ozone isotopic distribution is analysed in the laboratory.

Details of the balloon flight and scientific outcome

Launch site: Domingos Rego Aerodrome, Timón, Maranhao, Brazil  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 150z Zodiac - 150.000 m3
Campaign: ELBC (Equatorial Large Balloon Campaign)  
Payload weight: 250 kg

The balloon was launched at 23:05 local time by dynamic method using an auxiliary balloon, but a hole in it prevented the flight. The instrument was dragged on the ground so after a few minutes the flight was aborted.

The balloon and the payload were recovered 3 kilometers from Timón (MA) by an helicopter.

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