Purpose of the flight and payload description

A balloon-borne millimeter-wave telescope designed to measure the angular power spectrum of fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) over a wide range of angular scales. Test Flight (called Maxima 0)

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/3/1995 at 4:41 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-NSCH-X-ST
Balloon serial number: W29.47-2X-16
Flight identification number: 1546P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/3/1995 at 11:02 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 6 h 46 m

External references

Images of the mission


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