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Three investigations were selected for the NASA Max ′91 Solar Balloon Program (SBP) from 12 submitted proposals. The purpose of Max ′91 SBP is to make observations of solar flares and activity with a new generation of visible light and high-energy telescopes during the approaching epoch of maximum solar activity in the early 1990s.

The selected investigations are gamma-ray imaging device (grid) on a balloon, C. J. Crannell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); high resolution gamma-ray and hard x-ray spectrometer (HIREGS), R. P. Lin, University of California, Berkeley; and balloon flights of the solar optical universal polarimeter (SOUP), T.D. Tarbell; Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory, California.