Sora Launch 2009 in Svalbard, Norway

Balloon just released from the launch spool.  In approximately 24 seconds the balloon climbs over the launch vehicle and is released.

Launch site: Longyearbyen Airport, Svalbard, Norway
Date: July 2009
Launch team: ASI / ISTAR
Volume: 800,000 m3
Payload weight: 1,487 kg