Purpose of the flight and payload description
The objective of the flight was to test the behaviour of a superpressure balloon at sunrise, as part of a future system for long-distance voyages.
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 6/1/2011 at 23:01 jst
Launch site: Multipurpose Aviation Research Field, Taiki-Cho, Hokkaido, Japan
Balloon launched by: ISAS / JAXA
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon
Flight identification number: BS11-02
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 6/2/2011 at ??
Landing site: --- No Data ---
The balloon was launched from the Taiki Aerospace Research Field, in the Hokkaido island, on June 1st., 2011 at 23:01 local time. For the launch, two weather balloons were attached to the superpressure one and towed it to float altitude.