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