Accession Number : AD0864109

Title :   Evaluation of Low-Altitude, Fast-Rise Meteorological Balloon ML-635(XE-1)/UM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s) : Welt, Ruth M.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Meteorological balloon ML-635()/UM is a low-altitude, fast-rising balloon which has been developed to meet the need of U. S. Artillery Meteorological Sections. It is an inexpensive, spherical neoprene balloon with a nominal weight of 150 grams, capable of attaining a minimum altitude of 11 kilometers at a minimum ascent rate of 400 meters per minute. Two hundred of these balloons were flight-tested in an intensive program to determine military potential and suitability of the ML-635. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTILLERY, METEOROLOGY), (*METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, FLIGHT TESTING), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, SYNTHETIC RUBBER, LOW ALTITUDE, ASCENT TRAJECTORIES, RUPTURE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE