Purpose of the flight and payload description

The flight was sponsored by NASA's Flight Opportunities program under the TechRise Student Challenge that gives student teams a chance to design and build science and technology experiments for flight on balloons, enabling them to collect data on a variety of space exploration and Earth observation experiments in areas such as remote sensing, climate, and human health to name a few.

This flight hosted 30 experiments from students from high schools of all the United States.

Web stream showing the launch operations at Hurley (SD)

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 7/21/2023 at 12:30 utc
Launch site: Hurley, South Dakota, US  
Balloon launched by: Aerostar
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
Flight identification number: HBALN938TH
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/21/2023 at 20:30 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 8 h
Landing site: Near Vermillion, South Dakota, US

External references

Images of the mission


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