Accession Number : AD0641174

Title :   BALLOONING SUPPORT FOR COSMIC-RAY EXPERIMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical notes,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH BOULDER COLO

Personal Author(s) : Kubara,Robert S. ; Stiller,Bertram

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, *COSMIC RAYS), INDIA, BALLOONS, FLIGHT PATHS, NONPOWERED FLIGHT, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE