Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 6/25/2005 at 20:58 local
Launch site: Domingos Rego Aerodrome, Timón, Maranhao, Brazil  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 150z Zodiac - 150.000 m3
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 6/26/2005 at 1:56 local
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): ~ 5 h
Landing site: In Esperantinópolis, Maranhao State, Brazil
Campaign: ELBC (Equatorial Large Balloon Campaign)  
Payload weight: 465 kg

The balloon was launched at 20:58 local time on June 25, 2005 using the auxiliary balloon method.

The launch and ascent phase were nominal and after a flight of near 5 hours the separation command was transmited at 1:56 local time. The payload landed in Esperantinópolis, Maranhao State, Brazil.

This was a reflight of the same experiment that failed the previous day

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