Purpose of the flight and payload description

A payload containing Low and High voltage electric field probes, magnetic search coils for a vector B-field measurement, x-ray detectors, one pointing up and one pointing down and two optical lightning detectors, one pointing up and one pointing down.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/15/2002
Launch site: Naval Air Station Tillamook, Oregon, US  
Balloon launched by: Global Solutions for Science and Learning (GSSL) Inc.
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/22/2004
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 4 h 13 m

The aim of the flight was to test the systems in view of a future campaign in Brazil.

External references

Images of the mission

Launch preparations. In the backgound the huge blimp hangar (today a museum) Balloon launching Inital ascent phase of the blloon.    

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