The CNES balloon campaign has started RSS

07 Feb 2011

The CNES balloon campaign 2011 has started and around 80 technicians and scientists are based at Esrange Space Center for several weeks to come.

The campaign is divided into two parts and the first one will run until 17 February, while the second will run from 2 to 22 April.

The campaign will start with the traditional "Opening Flight" to validate the technique used during all future flights. This flight is planned to take place as soon as the weather conditions are good enough for a balloon launch.

First part
23 January to 17 February
7 scientific flights
Some additional flights for balloon launch technique development

Second part
2-22 April
4 scientific flights
Some additional flights for balloon launch technique development


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