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. First Flight

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 8/2/1998 at 00:58 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 800.000 m3 - SF3-29.47-.8/.8/.8-NA
Balloon serial number: W29.47-2X-32
Flight identification number: 1561P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/1/1998 at 8:11 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 4 h 20 m
Landing site: 15 miles S of Odessa, Texas, US

External references

Images of the mission


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