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English: Launch of MAXIS balloon at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The MAXIS balloon was terminated on January 30, 2000 at 22:13 UT after a successful 450 hour flight. The balloon was cut-down over Victoria Land, approximately 390 nautical miles from McMurdo Station. On February 3, 2000 the recovery team (Steven Peterzen and Robyn Millan) reached the payload via Twin Otter and found the gondola in relatively good condition considering it had come to a stop upside down following landing. The data vault containing the hard drive, the UW x-ray imagers, the BGO detector, and three of the four sun-sensor arrays were among the components successfully recovered.
Date 1 December 2008(2008-12-01)
Source M eV A uroral X -ray I maging and S pectroscopy 1999/2000 Long Duration Balloon Flight Around the South Pole url=http://www.geophys.washington.edu/Space/SpaceExp/Balloon/Antarctica99/
Author Michael McCarthy
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During the mission, the auroral x-ray instruments on MAXIS recorded an event between 21:20 UT January 19 and 00:20 UT January 20. Also, an auroral x-ray event possibly associated with a shock in the solar wind was observed between January 22-26, 2000. Preliminary data for these events are given here. These data were received from the low-rate TDRSS satellite telemetry link.


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