Launch Window: December-January Cruising Altitude: 20,000 to 26,000 feet; ceiling of 33,000 feet Duration: 15 days Outside Air Temperature: -55 to -70 degrees C Speed: over ocean 50 mph, land 35mph, maximum 150 mph
Type: De Rozier Height: 160 feet Fabric: Polyester, covered in aluminized mylar
Weight: 1,200 pounds Fuel: 700 gallons of propane and ethane Fuel Cylinders: 11 large and 4 small tanks Total weight of the the balloon: 8,000 pounds
Global Positioning System (GPS)
HF radio and VHF radio
EPIRB: Satellite emergency locator
A research project is being developed for the flight.