Mission : BSO balloons

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COBRAT: BSO balloons

Stratospheric Balloons
Stratospheric Balloons

Use of instruments onboard Open Stratospheric Balloons (BSO) up to an altitude of 40 km

  • Remote sensing and in-situ measurements
  • Gondolas with up to 200 kg of scientific payload
  • “long duration” flights (at least several days and above active thunderstorm areas)


Several gondolas with different instruments

  • Measurements of stratospheric species by in-situ and remote sensing techniques
  • Detection of Terrestrial Gamma ray Flashes
  • Electric field and magnetic field measurements
  • Detection of Transient Luminous Events by fast cameras



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