BALLOONING SUPPORT FOR COSMIC-RAY EXPERIMENTS.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH BOULDER COLO
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The National Center for Atmospheric Research organized and provided program management for a balloon expedition to study cosmic rays in the vicinity of the equator during the International Quiet Sun Year IQSY. A joint United States - India activity, the program was conducted in Hyderabad, India during the late winter and early spring of 1965. A total of 17 flights were scheduled during the period 6 March to 9 April, 1965. Of these, 13 were successful, three were ground failures, and one balloon burst during ascent. The heaviest payload flown weighed 2858 lb. All scientific packages scheduled were successfully flown and recovered. Author
- Atmospheric Physics