Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/5/2008 at 6:19 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 B300 300.000 m3
Flight identification number: B08-02
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/5/2008 at 9:03 jst
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): ~ 4h
Landing site: 30 km of the shore line
Payload weight: 219 kg

The 300,000 m3 balloon with a total lift of 1.2 ton was successfully launched at 6:19 jst on 5 September 2008 using the semi-dynamic method based on the sliding launcher platform.

Following a nominal ascent phase it reached the level altitude of 41.2 km and after a while the payload was separated from the balloon and recovered on the sea.

External references

Images of the mission


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