In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1951, 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
Holloman AFB (NM)1/181 h 20 mCANISTER + DOSIMETER10 miles W of Hope, New Mexico, US, US
Holloman AFB (NM)1/261 h 35 mAEROBEE NOSE CONE22 Miles NW of Tularosa, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)4/77 hMELPAR TRANSMITTERIn Sweetwater, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)4/715 hMELPAR TRANSMITTERIn Greenville, Mississippi, US
Holloman AFB (NM)4/16---MELPAR TRANSMITTERIn West Virginia, US
Holloman AFB (NM)4/2015 hMELPAR TRANSMITTERAspermont, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)5/32 hAIR SAMPLING APPARATUS + DOSIMETER10 Miles ENE of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)5/83 hMELPAR TRANSMITTERColumbus, Mississippi, US
Holloman AFB (NM)5/103 hAIR SAMPLING APPARATUS18 Miles E of Mayhill, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)5/24---MELPAR TRANSMITTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/2225 mULTRAVIOLET SPECTROGRAPHHolloman AFB, New Mexico, US
Hill AFB (UT)7/3039 hAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MB36 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. US
Thule8/3---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Bismarck (ND)8/3---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Thule8/4---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Bismarck (ND)8/4---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Thule8/5---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Bismarck (ND)8/5---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Thule8/6---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Bismarck (ND)8/6---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Hill AFB (UT)8/1322 h 18 mAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBWinsconsin, US
Hill AFB (UT)8/1332 h 12 mAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBAt 44º 53' N - 79º 21' W, Canada
Holloman AFB (NM)8/165 hDUMMY LOAD (SAND BAGS)Near White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US
Hill AFB (UT)8/1836 h 30 mAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBIn Mexico
Hill AFB (UT)8/1836 h 30 mAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBIn Texas, near the Mexican border
Hill AFB (UT)8/18???AIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBDamaged antenna at launch prevented tracking. Never recovered.
Hill AFB (UT)8/182 h 30 mAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBBy a Mechanical control failure in Utah, US
Holloman AFB (NM)8/232 hANIMAL CAPSULEIn a point called Peter 15, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, US
Hill AFB (UT)8/2527 h 25 mAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBEstimated impact in Canada
Hill AFB (UT)8/2528 h 30 mAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBEstimated impact in Canada
Hill AFB (UT)8/2620 h 20 mAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBWatertown, Winsconsin, US
Hill AFB (UT)8/2620 h 10 mAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBWatertown, Winsconsin, US
Hill AFB (UT)8/2620 h 50 mAIR CURRENT STUDY AT 300 MBNear Milwaukee, Winsconsin, US
Holloman AFB (NM)8/291 h 15 mSOLAR CONSTANT MEASUREMENTSLa Luz, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/56 h 30 mANIMAL CAPSULEIn the Fort Bliss Artillery Range, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/711 hANIMAL CAPSULEIn Craig, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/8---TRACK PLATESNo flight. Balloon destroyed during inflation
Holloman AFB (NM)9/91 h 30 mTRACK PLATESNear Pinon, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/2116 hINFRARED GEARNever recovered
Holloman AFB (NM)9/264 hTRACK PLATESNear Pinon, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/32 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN35 Miles SE of Hondo, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/162 hDUMMY LOAD (SAND BAGS)Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/182 hCOMMAND RELEASE GEAR TESTNW of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)11/62 hMOBY DICK (MODEL # 2 TEST)Oro Grande, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)11/1035 hMOBY DICK (MODEL # 2 TEST)Lake Charles, Louisiana, US
Holloman AFB (NM)11/13---MOBY DICK (MODEL # 2 TEST)Oro Grande, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)11/1415 h 30 mMOBY DICK (MODEL # 2 TEST)Guntersville, Alabama, US
Holloman AFB (NM)11/2043 h 25 mMOBY DICK (MODEL # 2 TEST)200 miles E of Charleston, South Carolina, US
Holloman AFB (NM)11/2825 mTRACK PLATES2 Miles NE from launch site
Holloman AFB (NM)11/307 h 30 mTRACK PLATES1 Mile NE of Hobbs, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)12/214 hPROJECT GOPHER GEAR7 miles W of Abilene, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)12/283 h 10 mPROJECT GOPHER GEAR12 Miles SE of Hobbs, New Mexico, US