Purpose of the flight and payload description

An instrument to sample extreme environment microorganisms in the stratosphere.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/1/2001 at 6:00 jst
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 B30 30.000 m3
Flight identification number: B30-69
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/1/2001
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 4 h 50 m

After sucking in and then filtering the atmosphere, the microorganisms absorbed in the filter were collected, then cultured for their isolation and identification. Samples were collected at different points at altitudes between 12km and 31km for 4 hours

External references

Images of the mission


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