This mission was performed using a hand-launched 3000 grs. meteorological balloon. The objective was to test a new Mode S transponder that will be of mandatory use for all NASA balloon launches in the United States starting in 2020.
Balloon launched on: 9/29/2018 at 13:00 utc
Launch site: Scientific Flight Balloon Facility, Fort Sumner, (NM), US
Balloon launched by: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Weather Balloon meteorological balloon 3000 grs
Flight identification number: 691N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/29/2018 at 14:25 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 2 h
Landing site: 40 km SE of Ft. Sumner, New Mexico, US
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