HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON RESEARCH
Final rept. Project 85012
GENERAL MILLS INC MINNEAPOLIS MN
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Two flight summaries for Skyhook balloons are presented. One balloon was torn during inflation this contributed to a lower rise rate and floating altitude than was anticipated. The equipment was tracked with a Stinson aircraft and recovered in Wisconsin. The second balloon was successfully launched and reached the desired altitude. The balloon was tracked by a Beechcraft aircraft, and the release and single shot camera were successfully actuated with the radio-command equipment. The equipment was recovered in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The accessory balloon equipment showed excellent results on both flights.
- Atmospheric Physics