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Mission Websites

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Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS)

BOPPS - or Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science - was a stratospheric science balloon that planned to lift a gondola housing the refurbished Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory (STO) telescope and science instruments 37 km (23 miles) above the Earth's surface in order to capture images and data of asteroid 1 Ceres, comets C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS, C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, and C/2014 E2 Jacques, and standard stars for calibration. The mission was on 26 September 2014. The payload had one instrument:

The SBN is the lead PDS node to archive the Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS) mission data.


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