Purpose of the flight and payload description

COFE is a balloon-borne microwave polarime- ter designed to measure the low-frequency and low-l characteristics of dominant diffuse polarized foregrounds

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/17/2011 at 14:40 utc
Launch site: Scientific Flight Balloon Facility, Fort Sumner, (NM), US  
Balloon launched by: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
Flight identification number: 623N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/18/2011 at 13:40 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 23 h
Landing site: SE of Phoenix, Arizona, US

External references

Images of the mission

     

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