In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1960, 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
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/8---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
San Juan1/17---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/18---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
San Juan1/19---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
San Juan1/20---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
San Juan1/21---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/22---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
San Juan1/23---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/23---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
San Juan1/24---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/24---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/25---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/25---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/25---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
San Juan1/26---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/268 h 28mICEF (International Cooperative Emulsion Flights)400 miles from Southamerican coast
San Juan1/27---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/28---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/29---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/29---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/30---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/3026 h 35mICEF (International Cooperative Emulsion Flights)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/30---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
San Juan1/31---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/31---ICEF (International Cooperative Emulsion Flights)--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/291 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon burst at 35.000 ft over Empire, California, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/8---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon burst at 55.000 ft
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/1---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/5---DISCOVERER NOSECONE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/8---DISCOVERER NOSECONEIn the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/13---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon Failure
Holloman AFB (NM)4/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/18---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/23---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/255 dPAYLOAD UNKNOWNCap-aux-Meules, Quebec, Canada
Holloman AFB (NM)4/26---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Valcartier (QC)4/27~ 4 hSPECTROMETERRecovered in November 1960.
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/3---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/6---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/6---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/10---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/12---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/13---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)5/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)5/20---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)5/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/24---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)5/25---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)5/28---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/28---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)5/30---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)6/3---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNStruck by lightning at 20.000 ft
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/3---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)6/5+ 7 DPAYLOAD UNKNOWNFailure of termination device. Lost over Pacific Ocean
Holloman AFB (NM)6/8---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/23---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/25---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/25---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/29---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/1---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/1---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Cardington7/7---WATER VAPOUR AND CO2 SAMPLING--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Nacogdoches (TX)7/12F 11 hNUCLEAR EMULSIONSLovington, New Mexico, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Bemidji (MN)7/1714 hANIMAL CAPSULE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Bemidji (MN)7/23~ 15 hANIMAL CAPSULE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/26---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/27---SKY-CAR--- No Data ---
Bemidji (MN)7/29~ 15 hANIMAL CAPSULEAfter the parachute opened, an antenna suspended bellow the payload was torn off. The resulting loss of radio contact caused a delay in recovery of the capsule. 3 mice survived.
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/2---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/4---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/4---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon burst at 31.000 ft
Bemidji (MN)8/5~ 14 hANIMAL CAPSULE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/16---EXCELSIOR III (Kittinger)In a predetermined zone of the White Sands Missile Range W of launch site.
Fort Churchill (MB)8/22~ 9 hCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Lindau8/23 PROPOTIONAL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/26F 8 hEMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/29---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTBalloon burst at 40.000 ft over Stockton, California, US
Holloman AFB (NM)8/29---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
St.Cloud (MN)8/30---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTBalloon burst at 38.000 ft
Holloman AFB (NM)8/30---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/8~ 9 hCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/8---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon leaker
Holloman AFB (NM)9/9---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon failure
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/10---CORONASCOPE I--- No Data ---
Cardington9/11---WATER VAPOUR AND CO2 SAMPLING--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/13---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/15~ 9 hCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/16---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon failure
S.St.Paul (MN)9/27---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/27---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/29---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/30---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/3---CORONASCOPE I--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/5---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/12---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNLoad tapes failure during launch
Holloman AFB (NM)10/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/28---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)11/1---GRATING SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/2---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNInflation error
Holloman AFB (NM)11/3---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)11/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)11/2312 hINFRARED & VISIBLE LIGHT ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS3 miles E of Freesoil, Michigan, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/16---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNOverinflated
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/17---ASHCAN46 miles N of Mildura, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/20---ASHCAN18 miles NE of Mildura, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---