Purpose of the flight and payload description

The instrument uses sixteen cadmium telluride (CdTe) detectors with iridium electrodes that act as Schottky barriers.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/24/2002 at 6:45 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 B80 80.000 m3
Flight identification number: B80-7
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/24/2002 at 17:00 jst
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 11 h 45 m
Landing site: A parachute failure caused the instrument to land harder than intended and as a result of the impact resulted partially destroyed.

All onboard instruments performed normally during the flight and successfully observed an M1.2-class solar flare around 15:30 JST.

External references

Images of the mission

The detector ready to launch. Attached to the gondola lies the localization devices to find the gondola if she falls into the sea. Launch pad view Main balloon inflation and latest gondola's checkings.    

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