Purpose of the flight and payload description

A first-generation (balloon-borne) coded-aperture imaging telescope covering the energy range 160 keV - 10 MeV using an array of BGO scintillators as a detection plane.

It was capable of imaging photons in the 160 keV to 10 MeV energy range.

This was the second successful flight of the instrument and the fourth in the total series.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/11/1988 at 12:09 utc
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon SF3-424.37-080-NSCR
Balloon serial number: W29.47-2-04
Flight identification number: 1462PT
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/12/1988 at 1:53 utc
Landing site: 2 miles N of Burton, Texas, US

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