Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 4/1/2011 at 14:30 utc
Launch site: European Space Range, Kiruna, Sweden  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 100z Zodiac - 100.000 m3
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 4/1/2011 at 17:20 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 3 h
Landing site: SE of Rovaniemi, Finland

The scientific balloon flight of the TWIN payload in the ENRICHED project was launched by CNES on Friday, April 1 from Esrange at about 16:30 local time. After a short ascent of about 1.5 hours the balloon reached a maximum altitude of close to 24 km. The payload was brought back to Esrange on April 4 and no unusual damage occurred on the instruments.

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