Purpose of the flight and payload description

There is no data available on the purpose of the flight or the experiments performed. Information regarding launch, flight path and landing obtained from public ADS-B tracking networks.

Based on the NOTAM issued before the flight, the purpose of the mission was to drop a payload from above 100.000 feet to the ground.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/6/2023 at 14:10 utc
Launch site: Naval Air Station Tillamook, Oregon, US  
Balloon launched by: Near Space Corporation (NSC)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
Flight identification number: N448FQ /
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/6/2023 at 19:13 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 5 h
Landing site: NW of Hillsboro, Oregon, US

External references

Images of the mission

The balloon just ascending from Tillamook (Image: Josh Fricke) The balloon seen from Beaverton (OR)  (Image: Peter Perales) The balloon floating above Oregon (Image: Andrew Cox)    

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