August 16, 2019


HEMERA is a balloon infrastructure project, funded by the European Commission within its programme Horizon2020.  In this programme, six zero pressure balloon flight campaigns and several smaller sounding balloon flights are foreseen from mid-2019 to late 2021.

Hemera logotype

General information

Launch site: Esrange Space Center, Kiruna
Launched date: September 05, 2019 at 04:42 UTC
Balloon type: Airstar 150Z
Balloon size: 150000 m³
Payload: Mixed experimental

(STratospheric RAdiation INStruments), astrophysical gamma rays
Erik de Schrijver, M. Sc., Sint-Pieterscollege, Jette, Belgium
Pico Lidar and Infrared spectrometer
Trace gases and aerosols in the stratosphere for climate change analysis
Dr. Silvia Viciani, CNR-INO National Institute of Optics, Florence,Italy
(Dust in the Upper Stratosphere Tracking Experiment and Return)
Vincenzo Della Corte, Senior Technologist at Institute of Astrophysics and Planetology of National Institute of Astrophysics Rome, Italy
Fik 4
(Measurement of cosmic radiation)
Ing. Martin Kákona, Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech

About Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly 80 billion Euro of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries, and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Learn more; “What is Horizon 2020?”

Contact Persons

Erik de Schrijver
Silvia Viciani
Vincenzo Della Corte
Martin Kákona
David Hagsved, SSC

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