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 ---
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 ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
San Juan1/23---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/23---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/24---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/24---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/25---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/25---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/25---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/268 h 28mICEF (International Cooperative Emulsion Flights)400 miles from Southamerican coast
San Juan1/26---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/27---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/28---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/29---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/29---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
San Juan1/30---WIND TRACER--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/3026 h 35mICEF (International Cooperative Emulsion Flights)--- No Data ---
USS Valley Forge1/31---ICEF (International Cooperative Emulsion Flights)--- No Data ---
San Juan1/31---WIND TRACER--- 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 ---
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 ---
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 ---
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)4/18---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/255 dPAYLOAD UNKNOWNCap-aux-Meules, Quebec, Canada
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 ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/7---ASHCAN--- 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 ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)5/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)5/25---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)5/28---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAS Glynco (GA)5/30---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/3---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 ---
NAS Glynco (GA)6/5+ 7 DPAYLOAD UNKNOWNFailure of termination device. Lost over Pacific Ocean
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/21---ASHCAN--- 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 ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/1---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- 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 ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Nacogdoches (TX)7/12---NUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Bemidji (MN)7/1714 hANIMAL CAPSULE--- No Data ---
Bemidji (MN)7/23~ 15 hANIMAL CAPSULE--- 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 ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Bemidji (MN)8/5~ 14 hANIMAL CAPSULE--- 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 ---
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
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 ---
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 ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/15~ 9 hCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/27---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 ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)11/1---GRATING SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/2---ASHCAN--- 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 ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
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 ---