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Test campaign in the Seychelles

Issued Friday 8 January 2010.

The test campaign in the Seychelles is about to start.

A pre-Concordiasi test campaign is planned in the Seychelles, starting end of January 2010. 3 super-pressure balloons will be launched from Mahé in February. Two will be of the driftsonde type, with dropsondes to be launched on demand to obtain meteorological information. One will contain stratospheric instruments in order to document ozone loss. These balloons will fly in the intertropical belt and provide useful information on the performance of the various components which will be used at the end of the year in Antarctica.