In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1961, 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)1/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura1/9---ASHCAN25 miles NNW of Mildura, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura1/13---ASHCANNear Prungle Station, Victoria, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/16---STRATOSCOPE IILaunch balloon burst
Mildura1/17---ASHCAN108 miles W of Mildura, Australia
Mildura1/20---ASHCAN76 miles NNE of Mildura, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/21---STRATOSCOPE IIDid not pick up load. Balloon destroyed itself in power lines
Holloman AFB (NM)2/2---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon burst at 32.700 ft
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/2---ASHCAN30 miles NE of Mildura, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/7---ASHCAN66 miles ESE of Mildura, Australia
Holloman AFB (NM)2/7---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/9---ASHCAN47 miles NE of Mildura, Australia
Holloman AFB (NM)2/10---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/14---ASHCAN48 miles NNW of Mildura, Australia
Mildura2/16---ASHCAN74 miles SSW of Mildura, Australia
New Brighton (MN)2/22---DUMMY PAYLOAD--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/28---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/1---ASHCANBalloon continued flying after separation. Payload landed 42 miles NE of Mildura, Australia
Holloman AFB (NM)3/1---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/2---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/3---ASHCAN91 miles NNE of Mildura, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/7---ASHCAN45 miles N of Mildura, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/8---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/9---ASHCANBalloon continued flying after separation. Payload landed 33 miles E of Mildura, Australia
Begumpet3/13---SMAC (Sub-Micron Aerosol Colector)No Data
Holloman AFB (NM)3/142 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Begumpet3/14---SMAC (Sub-Micron Aerosol Colector)1 Mile E Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet3/16---SMAC (Sub-Micron Aerosol Colector)35 Miles S of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Mildura3/16---ASHCANBalloon continued flying after separation. Payload landed 92 miles W of Mildura, Australia
Begumpet3/18---SMAC (Sub-Micron Aerosol Colector)45 Miles SE of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Holloman AFB (NM)3/212 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Begumpet3/22---SMAC (Sub-Micron Aerosol Colector)30 Miles S of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet3/23---NUCLEI COUNTER20 Miles E of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet3/24---SMALL IMPACTOR SAMPLE COLLECTOR110 Miles NE of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet3/27---NUCLEI COUNTER74 Miles NE of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet3/28---SMALL IMPACTOR SAMPLE COLLECTOR56 Miles NE of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet3/29---NUCLEI COUNTER43 Miles NE of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet3/31---SMALL IMPACTOR SAMPLE COLLECTOR80 Miles NE of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet4/3---NUCLEI COUNTER67 Miles E of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet4/4---SMALL IMPACTOR SAMPLE COLLECTOR76 Miles NE of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Holloman AFB (NM)4/4---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon broke on release
Begumpet4/5---SMAC (Sub-Micron Aerosol Colector)28 Miles NE of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet4/6---SMAC (Sub-Micron Aerosol Colector)82 Miles SE of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Begumpet4/7---SMAC (Sub-Micron Aerosol Colector)95 Miles E of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet4/8---SMAC (Sub-Micron Aerosol Colector)85 Miles E of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
USS Antietam4/11---TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Mildura4/11---ASHCANBalloon continued flying after separation. Payload landed 60 miles E of Mildura, Australia
Begumpet4/11---LARGE IMPACTOR SAMPLE COLLECTORInside the launch base
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/122 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura4/12---ASHCAN97 miles ESE of Mildura, Australia
Mildura4/12---ASHCANBalloon failure at launch
USS Antietam4/13---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Begumpet4/13---LARGE IMPACTOR SAMPLE COLLECTOR40 Miles N of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura4/14---ASHCANFailed flight. Payload landed 22 miles SE of Mildura, Australia
Begumpet4/16---HEAVY LOAD EMULSION STACK40 Miles N of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/179 dSUPERPRESSURE BALOON TESTIn the Pacific Ocean, 400 miles off the coast of the State of
Washington, US
Mildura4/17---ASHCAN57 miles NE of Mildura, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Begumpet4/18---LARGE IMPACTOR SAMPLE COLLECTOR40 Miles S of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Mildura4/19---ASHCAN38 miles SE of Mildura, Australia
Holloman AFB (NM)4/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon burst at 82.000 ft
Begumpet4/20---LARGE IMPACTOR SAMPLE COLLECTOR70 Miles NE of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Begumpet4/21---HIGH ALTITUDE EMULSION STACK5 Miles N of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
Mildura4/21---ASHCAN81 miles NE of Mildura, Australia
Begumpet4/25---HEAVY LOAD EMULSION STACK180 Miles W of Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
USS Antietam4/28---STRATOLAB - MANNED TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)5/28 hSCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
USS Antietam5/4~ 11 hSTRATOLAB HIGH V (Prather - Ross)--- No Data ---
Mildura5/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/10---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon burst at 54.500 ft
Mildura5/10---ASHCAN14 miles from Garnpang Station, Victoria, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura5/15---ASHCANNear Ivanhoe, New South Wales, Australia
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon burst at 64.000 ft
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/6---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura6/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/10---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
College (AK)6/13F 3 hBRASS & ALUMINUM GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
Mildura6/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
College (AK)6/14F 14 hBRASS & ALUMINUM GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
Mildura6/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)6/16---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)6/20---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura6/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
College (AK)6/22---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura6/22---ASHCANFailed flight.
College (AK)6/25---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura6/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/281 h 40 mCREE MISSILE (Ballute Test)--- No Data ---
Mildura7/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/6---CREE MISSILE (Ballute Test)The payload was prematurely released after launch
Mildura7/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
St.Cloud (MN)7/8---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNTipped truck over
Fort Churchill (MB)7/813 h 5 mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/10---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/10---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/118 h 46 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1119 h 23 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura7/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/129 h 15 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/1211 h 48 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1219 h 20 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1218 h 57 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/1313 h 22 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/1312 hION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1316 h 38 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura7/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/1411 h 55 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1417 h 2 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/1511 h 52 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/1510 h 48 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1516 h 8 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1619 h 39 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/189 h 31 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/1812 h 28 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1823 h 38 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1819 h 41 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura7/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/1911 h 47 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1919 h 12 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Bemidji (MN)7/192 hION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/2012 hION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2014 h 53 mSOLAR FLARE DETECTOR UNIT--- No Data ---
Bemidji (MN)7/2010 hION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/202 h 5 mCREE MISSILE (Ballute Test)--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/212 hION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2116 h 2 mSOLAR FLARE DETECTOR UNIT--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2117 h 44 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/21F 2 hCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/25---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/26F 8 h 50 mDIRECTIONAL HIGH ENERGY GAMMA RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/28---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNAborted flight
Fort Churchill (MB)7/29F 10 hCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Faribault (MN)8/??---MASS SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Faribault (MN)8/??---MASS SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Faribault (MN)8/??---MASS SPECTROMETERBalloon Failure
Faribault (MN)8/??---MASS SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Faribault (MN)8/??---MASS SPECTROMETERBalloon Failure
Fort Churchill (MB)8/1F 10 hCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura8/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura8/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Faribault (MN)8/4---STRATOSCOPE IILaunch balloon burst
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/6F 5 hCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/8F 9 hCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura8/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/10---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/1010 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura8/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura8/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
White Sands (NM)8/216 hINFRARED SPECTROMETERS of Lordsburg, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)8/312 h 30 mCREE MISSILE (Ballute Test)--- No Data ---
Mildura9/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/9---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura9/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/14---SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/15---SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/18---SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)9/18F 15 h 43 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura9/193 hASHCAN + PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES95 miles E of Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Mildura9/213 h 30 mASHCAN + PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES49 miles NE of Mildura, Victoria, Australia
USS Lamar9/21---WETFOOT PROJECTNo Flight. Inflation test from the surface of Lake Michigan, US
USS Lamar9/21---WETFOOT PROJECTNo Flight. Inflation test from the surface of Lake Michigan, US
Flin Flon (MB)9/25---SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/27---SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mildura9/272 h 24 mASHCAN + PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATESBalloon burst. Payload recovered undamaged 58 miles E of Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Flin Flon (MB)9/28---SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)9/28F 11 h 48 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)9/28F 13 h 43 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)9/29F 11 h 30 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/30---SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)9/30F 1 h 48 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)10/1F 11 h 57 mION CHAMBER + TWO SINGLE GEIGER COUNTERS + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Southport (MN)10/9---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Southport (MN)10/9---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Southport (MN)10/9---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Trappes10/13---TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)10/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/2451 h 10 mBALLOON TESTLost over the Atlantic Ocean in a point 200 miles E of Boston, US
Mildura11/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura11/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura11/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura11/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Yucca Valley (CA)11/15---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Brawley (CA)11/1938 hICEF (International Cooperative Emulsion Flight)In North Carolina, US
Mildura11/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura11/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura11/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura11/30---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)12/5---dE/dx AND E DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)12/5---NUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Mildura12/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)12/15---EARTH INFRARED ATMOSPHERIC STUDIES--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---