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Goddard Space Flight Center

Scientific Ballooning

Balloon Program Office


Antarctic Facilities

  • Annual campaign since 1989
  • Facilities and support provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) United Stated Antarctic Program (USAP)
  • Support up to 3 Payloads
  • NASA Approved to fund construction of a third payload building
  • Payload weights up to 3600 kgs
  • Float altitudes of +36km
  • Minimal Altitude Excursions
  • Flight durations on the order of 20-40 days
  • World Class Facilities and Support

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NASA Code 820

Scientific Balloon Update

Report back for the latest update from NASA's Balloon Program Office.