Accession Number:

AD0019116

Title:

HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON RESEARCH

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Project 85012

Corporate Author:

GENERAL MILLS INC MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-09-04

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE