First part of the CNES balloon campaign completed RSS

14 Mar 2011

The first part of the CNES balloon campaign is completed and there will be a break until 2 April, when the second part will start.

The campaign started on 23 January and the first flight, the traditional "Opening Flight", was made on 15 February, in order to verify all technical systems. During the first phase of this campaign 3 scientific and 1 technical flights were performed. Due to strong winds in the stratosphere some of the planned scientific flights have been moved to the second part of the campaign.

The campaign will restart again with the second phase on 2 April and run to 22 April. During this period seven scientific flights and one additional flights for balloon launch technique development are planned.


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