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   The MASS balloon and gondola just before launch.
The Matter Antimatter Superconducting Spectrometer, MASS89,   was flown from Prince Albert,  Saskatchewan (Canada) on September 5, 1989. The instrument is composed by a a magnetic spectrometer, time-of-flight counter, imaging  calorimeter and a gas Cherenkov counter. The apparatus reached a float altitude of about 36 km after an ascent that lasted almost 3h. The data sample included more than 360 000 events, gathered over a period of 9855 s.

The Matter Antimatter Superconducting Spectrometer, MASS91 was flown from Fort Sumner,  New Mexico on 23 September 1991.
The payload took data for 9.8 hours at a float altitude with a mean  residual atmosphere of 5.8 g/cm2. The antiproton flux was measured between energies of 3.7 and 24.1 GeV

Schematic view of the MASS89 (left) and MASS91 payloads.


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