Purpose of the flight and payload description

This was a flight test of a multipurpose waterproof gondola made of FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) which had a wide window allowing an optical instrument to observe the target without obscuration. It can house an instrument as large as 1 meter wide by 0.6 meter deep and 1 meter high (see Figure at left).

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 8/29/1992
Launch site: Sanriku Balloon Center, Iwate, Japan  
Balloon launched by: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model B15 15.000 m3
Flight identification number: B15-80
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/29/1992

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