Purpose of the flight and payload description

Multipurpose gondola containing several experiments. Among them a high resolution camera. Also were tested a valve to manage the hidrogen venting to control the altitude of flight and a launch test of a extremely large flight train (100 meters)

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 7/19/1983
Launch site: Mendoza Municipal Airport, Argentine  
Balloon launched by: Centro de Investigaciones y Desarrollos Espaciales Mendoza (CIDEM)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/19/1983
Campaign: GALAXIA 83  

External references

  • Actividad espacial mendocina, published in Aeroespacio, Buenos Aires, Jan/Feb 1984

Images of the mission

The GENESIS II gondola and their final tests. Detail of the  valve tested for the first time in the country to manage the altitude of flight of the balloon.      

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