TIFR Zero-Pressure Balloon Programme Crosses a Milestone

@article{Anand2021TIFRZB,
  title={TIFR Zero-Pressure Balloon Programme Crosses a Milestone},
  author={D. Anand and Buduru Suneel Kumar and Devendra K. Ojha},
  journal={Current Science},
  year={2021}
}
High-altitude scientific balloons offer unique opportunities to carry scientific payloads to stratospheric altitudes at a cost several orders of magnitude lower than the corresponding satellite missions. Balloon-borne payloads are easy to implement allowing quick experiment turn-around times and inexpensive reflights can be conducted as the payload is recovered most of the times. In addition, in situ and high-resolution spatial and temporal measurements of the earth’s atmosphere can be made… 

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