Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 6/30/2000 at 17:48
Launch site: Aérodrome de Gap-Tallard, Haute Alpes, France  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 10zl Zodiac - 10.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 10ZL Nº 107
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 6/30/2000 at ~ 19:00
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): ~ 2 h
Payload weight: 94 kgs
Gondola weight: 46 kgs

The balloon was launched on 30 June, 2000 at 17:48 utc.

It took about 90 minutes to reach the float altitude of approximately 30.5 km remaining there for 28 minutes.

External references

Images of the mission

The NILU CUBE radiometer in the flight train View of the balloon inflation      

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