Nine SMARTFISH balloons launched in Kiruna area RSS

26 Oct 2015

The last balloon in the SMARTFISH campaign was launched on Saturday, October 24, from Nikkaluokta near Kiruna, at 13.50 local time.

In total nine balloons have been sent up, carrying small airplanes made of styrofoam, from different distances and altitudes, to land at Esrange balloon pad.

The objective of this ESA project is to build and validate a technology demonstrator for an integrated health management system for re-entry vehicles.

Read more about SMARTFISH and get detailed information about each flight at


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Nine SMARTFISH balloons launched in Kiruna area