Purpose of the flight and payload description
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 11/3/2023 at 16:15 utc
Launch site: Roswell Industrial Air Center, New Mexico, US
Balloon launched by: Sceye Inc.
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Stratospheric Airship Sceye High-Altitude Platform Station
Flight identification number: N519HB
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 11/3/2023 at 17:45 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 1 h 30 m
Landing site: 48 km E of Roswell, New Mexico, US
The main objectives of the flight were to test reliable launch and ascent, automation of pressure control, demonstration of attitude control and pitch stability and more. Furthermore, the platform carried several payloads from United States Geological Survey (USGS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) capable of advanced earth observation.