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Photos of the Day: New Earth-Observing Instrument Makes Successful Balloon Flight

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:04pm
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In New Mexico on the morning of Aug. 18, a high-altitude balloon successfully carried the HyperSpectral Imager for Climate Science (HySICS) instrument to an altitude of 123,000 feet, above most of the Earth’s atmosphere, to reach space-like conditions and demonstrate new technologies for acquiring high-accuracy science measurements of the Earth.

Read: NASA Demonstrates New Tech for Acquiring Measurements of Earth

A gondola containing the flight payload is transported to the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility launch site in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, for launch on Aug. 18.

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