Purpose of the flight and payload description

As NASA and other commercial developers of orbital and suborbital spacecraft, as well as crew on the ISS, have a constant need to lower the cost and ease of two-way air-to-ground data transmission, Solstar communications is developing voice and data communications services and equipments based on internet protocol, aimed to provide a lower cost and efficient mode of communication.

During the flight were tested several of these new technologies.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/26/2013
Launch site: Naval Air Station Tillamook, Oregon, US  
Balloon launched by: Near Space Corporation (NSC)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
Flight identification number: NBS-02
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/26/2013

External references

Images of the mission


If you consider that this website is interesting or useful, you can help to keep it running with just the equivalent of the price of a cup of coffee. Click on the button on the right for more information.