BALLOON FLIGHTS CONDUCTED FROM HYDERABAD FROM 2001 ONWARDS

** All zero pressure balloon flights require NOTAM and are conducted in consultation with ATC

Sl.No Date of flight Balloon
Volume (M3)
Ceiling
reached (Km)
Duration at
ceiling (Hrs)
Payload
weight (Kg)
Experiment objective Principal Investigator Institution (s)
1 12-01-2001 413.9 40.8 to 30.25 2 697 Cryosampler Sri Raja Ratnam ISRO-IUCAA
2 10-04-2001 53.9 34.1 3 304 Developmental flight (D9) NBF TIFR
3 18-04-2001 244.5 39.3 7 642 X-RAY (Lase) Prof.R.K. Manchanda TIFR
4 16-11-2001 220.7 37.0 2.5 837 FIRBE Prof Shibai,
Prof T.N.Rengarajan
TIFR-NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
5 20-11-2001 143.4 32.1 6.7 1237 INFRARED ASTRONOMY Prof. S.K. Gosh TIFR
6 07-12-2001 168 35.1 to 29.1 7.5 830 FIRBE Prof Shibai,
Prof T.N.Rengarajan
TIFR-NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
7 17-04-2002 143.4 32.2 4.2 1282 Developmental flight (D10) NBF TIFR
8 21-12-2002 739.5 42.1 9.5 731 X-RAY (Lase) Prof. R.K. Manchanda TIFR
9 19-02-2003 129.2 33.1 2.5 879 J-50 (INDO JAPANESE) Prof Shibai,
Prof T.N. Rengarajan
TIFR- Nagoya Uni.
10 30-03-2003 140.3 32.2 6 1243 INFRARED ASTRONOMY Prof.S.K. Gosh TIFR
11 24-11-2003 129.2 33.2 5.6 864.9 J-50 (INDO JAPANESE) Prof Shibai,
Prof T.N.Rengarajan
TIFR-
Nagoya Univ.
12 17-12-2003 422.1 41.5 11 645.7 X-RAY (Lase) Prof.R.K. Manchanda TIFR
13 15-11-2004 143.4 32.0 6 1245.4 INFRARED ASTRONOMY Prof.S.K. Gosh TIFR
14 24-11-2004 32.6 30.9 to 27.1 8.8 312.1 Developmental Flight (D11) NBF TIFR
15 28-03-2005 312.4 38.2 5.5 962.4 X-RAY (HEXIT) Prof. R.K. Manchanda TIFR
16 20-04-2005 422.1 41.15 4.2 659 CRYO SAMPLER Dr. C.B.S.Dutt ISRO-IUCAA
17 21-11-2006 143.4 32.15 6.8 1235.6 INFRARED ASTRONOMY Prof. S.K. Gosh TIFR
18 21-12-2006 738.9 41.35 2 938.2 X-RAY (HEXIT) Prof. R.K. Manchanda TIFR
19 21-03-2007 467.5 41.25 4.5 701.7 X-RAY (Lase) Prof. R.K. Manchanda TIFR
20 21-12-2007 110.9 35.7 3.5 330.9 Developmental Flight (D12) NBF TIFR
21 14-04-2008 739.4 42.2 7.3 953.9 XRAY(LAXPC) Prof. P.C. Agrawal TIFR
22 25-04-2008 369.1 40.1 8.2 727.9 X-RAY (LASE) Prof R.K. Manchanda TIFR
23 05-02-2009 143.4 32.2 3.1 1196.4 INFRARED ASTRONOMY Prof S.K. Gosh TIFR
24 09-04-2009 738.9 41.8 9 992 X-RAY (HEXIT) Prof. R.K. Manchanda TIFR
25 17-04-2009 109.7 35.45 2.5 458.9 LIDAR Dr C.A.Ignatious VSSC-ISRO
26 08-03-2010 109.7 35.17 5.5 459.3 BIRD (Balloon Dr.Pallam Raju PRL- Boston University
27 17-03-2010 109.7 36.4 -- 303.7 ATHELOMETER Prof K K Moorthy SPL-VSSC
28 22-03-2010 412.2 41.4 5.0 627 X-RAY (Lase) Prof. R.K. Manchanda TIFR
29 08-01-2011 38.2 32.4 0.4 171 Athelometer Prof K K Moorthy SPL-VSSC
30 27-04-2011 38.2 32.2 1.3 168 Athelometer Prof K K Moorthy SPL-VSSC