Accession Number : AD0265161

Title :   INDIA BALLOON PROGRAM

Corporate Author : GENERAL MILLS INC MINNEAPOLIS MINN

Personal Author(s) : DIETSCHE,D.A. ; CROWE,D.V.

Report Date : 28 JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Efforts were concerned with preparation, launch, tracking, monitor, cutdown and recovery of 22 balloon flights from a launching site at Hyderabad, India. The results of the flights include time versus altitude and temperature versus altitude curves for each flight along with calculations of air volume sampled. Twenty-four flights were completed. The payloads included the following: Nuclei Counter (4 flights), Small Impactor (4 flights), Sub-Micron Aerosol Collector (9 flights), Large Volume Impactor (4 flights), Indian Heavy Load Nuclear Emulsions (2 flights) and Indian High Altitude Nuclear Package (1 flight). The Sub-Micron Aerosol Collector (SMAC) along with the Indian Heavy Load Nuclear Emulsion were reflown on spare balloons because of earlier flight malfunctions to account for the total of 24 flights rather than the 22 planned. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BALLOONS, AEROSOLS, BALLOON EQUIPMENT, FLIGHT PATHS, FLIGHT TESTING, INSTRUMENTATION, LAUNCHING, NUCLEI, PARTICLES, PHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS, RECOVERY, SAMPLERS, TRACKING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE