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BRRISON
BRRISON Mission to Comets

Mission Type: Aerial
Launch Vehicle: Large Helium-Filled Balloon
Launch Site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Fort Sumner, NM, USA
NASA Center: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Spacecraft Mass: Max Weight 3,600 kg (8,000 pounds)
References:
BRRISON, First Planetary Balloon Mission in 50 Years, presentation by Andrew Cheng, Karl Hibbits, Eliot Young and Pietro Bernasconi.



Key Dates
28 Sep 2013:  Launch
Status: Unsuccessful
Fast Facts
BRRISON Facts BRRISON is the first planetary balloon mission in 50 years. The last was 1963's Stratoscope II balloon to observe planets, stars and galaxies.

The balloon and payload will be taller than the Washington Monument (204.5 meters or 671 feet). The monument is 169.3 meters (555.4 feet tall).

The mission will last about one day and carry up to 8,000 pounds of science equipment.

The balloon will fly at an altitude of 33,528 to 42,672 meters (110,000 to 140,000 feet).
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Last Updated: 29 Sep 2013