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NOAA Photo Library Image - ship5650

Inflating balloon for data pickup by C-130 aircraft. To rapidly transfer 3 GB of data from ship in BOMEX to shore facility required streaming data cannister from balloon and devising means to retrieve from C-130 aircraft.

Image ID: ship5650, NOAA's Fleet Then and Now - Sailing for Science Collection
Photographer: Elmer Larsen, NOAA/OMAO, CST (ret.)

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