Purpose of the flight and payload description
The objective of the flight was to obtain the distribution of atmospheric ozone using an optical spectrometer. A secondary goal of the mission was to measure the amount of nitrogen in the high stratosphere, and to perform observations of the gravity waves over a wide area.
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 5/15/2013 at 5:41 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 10.000 m3
Flight identification number: BS13-03
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/15/2013
Landing site: In the Pacific Ocean
The balloon, with a volume of 10.000 m3 was launched at 5:41 Japan Standard Time on May 15, 2013 from the Taiki Aerospace Research Field in the island of Hokkaido, northern Japan. It reached an altitude of 43 km in a point located 50 km to the East of Taiki, over the Ocean.