CNES* KASA 2016 is a French balloon campaign in which we will be launching two balloons between 25 August and 3 September.

The mission has two objectives:

  • To qualify CNES' NOSYCA system (New Operational System for the Control of Aerostats - a new standard for balloon flights) to our specially developed NIMA system (NOSYCA Integration of Multipurpose Antenna).
  • To perform two scientific flights, CLIMATE and BANA.

Carbon dioxide, methane and water in the atmosphere will be measured. The experiments will be conducted by universities from France and Canada.

General Information

Launch site Esrange Space Center
Launch date August 2016
Customer CNES

Contact person:
Maria Holmström, SSC Project Manager,

*) CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales ) is the French government space agency.

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