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A typical balloon launch day

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Uploaded on July 29, 2022

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A typical balloon launch day

2022-07-29 – Animation that shows what happens during a stratospheric balloon launch day.

(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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What happens during a stratospheric balloon launch?

Launch day – Morning

Evaluating weather conditions.

3 h before launch

Performing final tests.

1 h 45 min before launch

Attaching the platform to the flight chain.

1 h 30 min before launch

Receiving the platform with instruments at the launch area.

1 h before launch

Unfolding the balloon on a protective mat.

45 min before launch

Inflating the balloon with helium.

Launch

Releasing the balloon.

1 h 30 min after launch

Running experiments and collecting scientific data.

10 h after launch

End of the scientific mission. Separating the balloon and the flight chain.

10 h 20 min after launch

Recovering the balloon.

10 h 45 min after launch

Recovering the flight chain with a helicopter.

14 h after launch

Loading balloon components onto a truck and going back to the base.

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