Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 1/24/2007 at 7:46
Launch site: European Space Range, Kiruna, Sweden  
Balloon launched by: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Raven 4.000.000 cuft (0.8 Mil.)
Balloon serial number: R4.00-1-30
Flight identification number: 565N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 1/24/2007 at 10:27
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 3 h 24 m
Landing site: North of Valvtrasket lake, in Norrbotten, Sweden
Campaign: AURA  
Payload weight: 2040 lbs
Overall weight: 3354 lbs

During the flight, the payload was flown deep inside the polar vortex and the scientists obtained very good data in the near perfect vortex conditions.

External references

Images of the mission

         

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