Purpose of the flight and payload description

At the beginning of each launch campaign, the technicians of the balloons division of the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) perform an initial launch called "opening flight" wich technological aim is to test several systems to be used during the rest of the campaign.

Sometimes, this flights are used to send aloft small scientific experiments.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/22/2005 at 10:00 local
Launch site: Centre de Lancement de Ballons CLBA, Aire Sur L'Adour, Landes, France  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/22/2005

The balloon was launched at 10 am local time on September 22th, 2005 using the dynamic method with help of an auxiliary balloon.

No additional data available.

External references

Images of the mission

Launch Initial ascent phase. The auxiliary balloon still holds the main mayload The auxiliary balloon release his load The main balloon start the ascent The balloon passing directly overhead

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