BARREL balloon campaign successfully completed RSS

05 Sep 2016

8 balloons in less than one month!

8 successful balloon flights in less than one month for the NASA BARREL campaign has been performed from Esrange Space Center.

The first balloon, lifted from Esrange on August 14 and the last one on August 30.

All the flights were both technically and scientifically successful ones. Scientific success is more difficult to achieve because this requires activity in the space environment above the balloon instrument, something which is not easily predicted.

Read more: The Extended BARREL Project: 2015/2016 Esrange

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BARREL sunset


BARREL balloon inflation near sunset
Photo: BARREL Team

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