In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1949, which are currently available in StratoCat's database. Each row shows basic data about the launch base from which departed, date and time of the launch, and if available the duration of the mission and the site of termination or landing place of the payload.


Regarding the kind of payload or experiment transported in each balloon mission, if you move the mouse over the column labeled "Experiment" a text will be displayed showing the name of the scientific institutions involved in that mission, a brief resume of the purpose of the experiment carried onboard as well the scientific results obtained, and other information of relevance from that particular mission. Finaly at the bottom of the window we added links to external references so you can get more detailed information on that particular flight. In most cases, these references are available throught scientific websites or journals for free. In other cases however, the information was published on journals only accesible throught direct suscription or using the access provided by Universities or research centers.

Launch baseDateFlight DurationExperimentPayload landing place or cause of the failure
USS Saipan1/30---TEST FLIGHTNot recovered
USS Saipan2/??---EMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
USS Saipan2/??---EMULSION PLATESIn the Caribeean sea
USS Saipan2/??---EMULSION PLATESSoutheast of Cuba
USS Saipan2/??---EMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound3/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/29---FFTV (Free Fall Test Vehicle)--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)5/11F 3 h 30 mPHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)5/26F 5 h 30 mPHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)6/68 hCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)6/184 hCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)7/1---DEW POINT HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/3---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/10---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/12---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/14---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/15---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/17---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/19---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/21---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/22---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)7/22F 8 h 15 mPHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/25---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/27---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/28---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound8/6---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound8/10---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound8/12---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound8/14---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound8/15---GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)8/26---DEW POINT HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/12---NEUTRON MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/129 h 38 mPHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/13~40 mCOSMIC RAYS STUDIES--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/13---PHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONSPayload and balloon lost
USS Palau11/149 h 40 mCOSMIC RAYS OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/158 h 50 mCOSMIC RAYS OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/16---PHOTO RECORDER-COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/165 h 30 mPHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/17---COSMIC RAYS STUDIES--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/178 h 30 mPHOTO RECORDER-COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/188 h 11 mCOSMIC RAYS STUDIES--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/188 h 13 mCOSMIC RAYS STUDIES--- No Data ---