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: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) / Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (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

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.

External references

Images of the mission


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