Accession Number : AD0866990

Title :   Analysis and Flight Evaluation of a Newly Developed Fast Rise Meteorological Balloon at the Kwajalein Missile Range, Marshall Islands,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL PHY SICAL SCIENCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Billions, Novella S.

Report Date : 26 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The report presents the results of a test series of a novel type combination fast rising high-altitude meteorological balloon conducted at the Kwajalein Missile Range. The ML-566 balloon assembly consists of an inner high altitude balloon and an outer streamline balloon. It is designed to ascend rapidly to approximately 50,000 ft where the streamline balloon bursts and falls away from the inner balloon which then continues to accelerate to termination altitudes in excess of 100,000 ft. The balloon design is for ascent rates in excess of 1700 ft/min in the daytime and 1600 ft/min at night. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, KWAJALEIN ATOLL), (*METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, FLIGHT TESTING), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA), HIGH ALTITUDE, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), FLIGHT PATHS, TABLES(DATA).

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE