The “Peak Mission” Everest scientific expedition floating airship comprehensive scientific expedition team is the largest among the 16 scientific expedition teams, with 64 members, composed of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Aerospace Information Research Institute and the Changchun Institute of Optics and Mechanics.
The airship has a volume of 9,060 meters and a total weight of about 2.625 tons. The anchor car on the ground weighs 90 tons. There are 3 cabins under the floating craft, including a control cabin, an energy cabin, and a load cabin. Among them, the observation instruments in the load compartment are mainly used to simultaneously record the atmospheric composition data and the water vapor transmission process from the surface to the altitude of 9,000 meters.
The measurement data includes changes in atmospheric water vapor stable isotopes, black carbon, dust, methane, carbon dioxide, etc. This plays an important role in studying how the westerly winds affect the environmental changes of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.