Balloon launched on: 8/23/2008 at 6:02 jst
Launch site: Multipurpose Aviation Research Field, Taiki-Cho, Hokkaido, Japan
Balloon launched by: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) / Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model B100 100.000 m3
Flight identification number: B08-01
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/23/2008 at 12:10 jst
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): ~ 6h
Landing site: 30 km NE of the shore line
Payload weight: 372 kg
The 100,000 m3 balloon with a total lift of 1.0 ton was successfully launched at 6:02 jst on 23 August 2008 using the semi-dynamic method based on the sliding launcher platform.
Following a nominal ascent phase it reached the level altitude of 33.5 km and after a floating of an hour and a half, the payload was separated from the balloon and recovered on the sea.
At right can be seen a map showing the flight path (click to enlarge).
If you consider that this website is interesting or useful, you can help to keep it running with just the equivalent of the price of a cup of coffee. Click on the button on the right for more information.