In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1959, 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
Murmansk1/1F 1 h 12 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea1/2F 45 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/2F 1 h 54 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/3F 2 h 38 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/3F 1 h 12 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/4F 1 hGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/4F 2 h 12 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/5F 1 h 34 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea1/6F 57 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/6F 2 h 11 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/6F 4 h 9 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/6F 36 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)1/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Crimea1/8F 1 h 47 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/8F 1 h 27 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Lowry AFB (CO)1/8---DUAL ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/8F 1 h 3 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/8F 1 h 18 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea1/9F 5 h 58 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)1/9---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/9---ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMYinside the White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico, US
Murmansk1/9F 1 h 14 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/14---ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY30 miles E/SE of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Baurú Airport (SP)1/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)1/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)1/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)1/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/22F 2 h 53 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea1/22F 2 h 19 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/22F 1 h 20 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/22F 40 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea1/23F 7 h 30 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/23F 2 h 4 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/23F 1 h 30 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/24F 2 h 16 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/26F 3 h 26 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/26F 1 h 28 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea1/27F 1 h 7 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/27F 2 h 41 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea1/27F 1 h 33 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/28F 2 h 12 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea1/29F 1 h 41 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/29F 2 h 14 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/29F 1 h 22 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea1/30F 2 h 20 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya1/30F 1 h 29 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk1/30F 1 h 25 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/30---ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMYinside the White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico, US
Dolgoprudnaya1/31F 2 h 56 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/2F 57 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/2F 1 h 17 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)2/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Crimea2/3F 2 h 23 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/3F 2 h 10 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/3F 1 h 17 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)2/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/4F 1 h 30 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/4F 1 h 43 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/4---ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY1 Mile N of Bent, New Mexico, US, US
Dolgoprudnaya2/5F 1 h 53 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/5F 1 h 78 m (?)GEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea2/5F 2 h 21 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/5F 1 h 21 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea2/6F 1 h 56 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/6F 1 h 12 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/6F 1 h 52 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/6---ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/6F 1 h 15 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)2/6---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)2/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Brownwood (TX)2/8~ 19 hNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/9F 2 h 58 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea2/9F 2 h 35 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/10F 1 h 30 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea2/10F 2 h 28 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/10F 1 h 16 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/10---ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMYinside the White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico, US
Dolgoprudnaya2/11F 1 h 50 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/11---ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY--- No Data ---
Crimea2/12F 2 h 19 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/12F 2 h 15 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/12F 1 h 17 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/13F 2 h 4 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea2/13F 1 h 45 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/13F 2 hGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/13F 1 h 27 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/14F 2 h 13 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea2/14F 2 h 26 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/14---ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY30 miles W of Holloman, New Mexico, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Crimea2/16F 1 h 54 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/16F 2 h 27 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/16---ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMYinside the Mesacalero Apache Reservation - New Mexico
Crimea2/18F 1 h 37 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea2/18F 2 h 48 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/18F 1 h 8 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)2/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/19F 2 h 18 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea2/19F 1 h 46 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)2/19---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/19F 1 h 15 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/20F 2 h 34 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea2/20F 2 h 22 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/20F 1 h 8 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/21F 1 h 44 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dolgoprudnaya2/23F 3 h 41 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Crimea2/23F 1 h 52 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Murmansk2/23F 1 h 22 mGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)3/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)3/75 hFLIGHT TO FREEDOM (Yost)In Amboy, Minnesota, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/11---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Lowry AFB (CO)3/13---DUAL ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/19---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)3/30---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/9---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Lowry AFB (CO)4/10---DUAL ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)4/13---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Lowry AFB (CO)5/6---DUAL ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)5/8---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/812 hRADIOMETERNear Bingham, New Mexico, US
Sioux City (IA)5/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Cardington5/13---WATER VAPOUR AND CO2 SAMPLING--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)5/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/16F 16 h 10 mALPHA PARTICLES FLUX MEASUREMENT--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)5/16---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
White Sands (NM)5/205 hSKY-CAR (Fulgham - Kaufman - Kittinger)NW of El Paso, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)5/214 hSKY-CAR (Fulgham - Kaufman - Kittinger)10 miles NW of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Sioux City (IA)5/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)6/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)6/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)6/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)6/2---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
Lowry AFB (CO)6/3---DUAL ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Lowry AFB (CO)6/4---DUAL ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Cardington6/5---WATER VAPOUR AND CO2 SAMPLING--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/5---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Lowry AFB (CO)6/11---DUAL ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)6/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Cardington6/15---WATER VAPOUR AND CO2 SAMPLING--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Cardington6/18---WATER VAPOUR AND CO2 SAMPLING--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/19---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)6/20---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)7/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/2---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)7/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)7/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)7/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
College (AK)7/10???GEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)7/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/11---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Lake Elmo (MN)7/11~ 6 hSTRATOSCOPE I--- No Data ---
College (AK)7/14 GEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Chicago (IL)7/15???COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)7/16F 1 h 50 mALPHA PARTICLES FLUX MEASUREMENT--- No Data ---
College (AK)7/16 GEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Resolute Bay (XO)7/18F 9 h 5 mGEIGER COUNTER + IONIZATION CHAMBER + COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)7/18F 1 h 5 mALPHA PARTICLES FLUX MEASUREMENT--- No Data ---
Resolute Bay (XO)7/19F 7 hGEIGER COUNTER + IONIZATION CHAMBER + COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/20---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Resolute Bay (XO)7/21F 9 hIONIZATION CHAMBER + COUNTER TELESCOPE + SCINTILLATOR--- No Data ---
Resolute Bay (XO)7/22F 5 mGEIGER COUNTER + IONIZATION CHAMBER + COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/23---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Resolute Bay (XO)7/24F 3 hIONIZATION CHAMBER + COUNTER TELESCOPE + SCINTILLATOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)8/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Stratobowl (SD)8/78 h 46 mSTRATOLAB LOW - HALOG-I (Cooper - Ross)Near Milford, Iowa, US
Sioux City (IA)8/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)8/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)8/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/11---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/12---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/12---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/14---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/16---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Lake Elmo (MN)8/17~ 6 hSTRATOSCOPE I--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)8/19F 2 h 45 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/24---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Brownwood (TX)8/304 hPHOSWITCH DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)9/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)9/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)9/4F 5 hEMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)9/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Akron (OH)9/4---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Lake Elmo (MN)9/4~ 6 hSTRATOSCOPE I--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)9/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)9/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/11---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/14---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)9/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)9/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Lake Elmo (MN)9/24~ 6 hSTRATOSCOPE I17 miles NE of Antigo, Winsconsin, US
Sioux Falls (SD)9/27F 12 h 20 mALPHA PARTICLES FLUX MEASUREMENT--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)10/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)10/4---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)10/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Stratobowl (SD)10/13---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)10/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)10/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Stratobowl (SD)10/22---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)11/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Stratobowl (SD)11/3---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Stratobowl (SD)11/7---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)11/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/16---EXCELSIOR I (Kittinger)--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)11/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Stratobowl (SD)11/2828 h 15 mSTRATOLAB HIGH IV - (Moore - Ross)Near Blaine, Kansas, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)12/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)12/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/11---EXCELSIOR II (Kittinger)--- No Data ---
Stratobowl (SD)12/1462 hCOSMIC RAYS STUDIESIn a farm near Fulton, Mississipi, US
Sioux City (IA)12/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---