In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1963, 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)1/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAS El Centro (CA)1/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAS El Centro (CA)1/16---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAS El Centro (CA)1/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/175 hOBSERVATION OF THE INFRARED SOLAR SPECTRALake of the Ozarks, Missouri, US
Mildura1/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAS El Centro (CA)1/18---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)1/193 h 16 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Brownwood (TX)1/215 h 30 mORIENTED NUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Mildura1/22---ASHCAN2 miles off-shore Cowell, in Spencers Gulf, Australia
Mildura1/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)1/265 h 42 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura1/30---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)2/167 h 5 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/111 h 30 mSTRATOSCOPE IINear Pulaski, Tenessee, US
Mildura3/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/84 h 58 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/94 h 30 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/105 h 2 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/10---SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/14---INFRARED RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/143 h 23 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE ALUMINUM GEIER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mildura3/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/20---INFRARED RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura3/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)3/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Fayetteville (AR)3/26---CERENKOV SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/273 h 19 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/31---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura4/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura4/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Osmania4/6F 6 h 38 mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)4/7---CERENKOV SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/20---STARGAZER II (Kittinger - White)Aborted flight. Balloon separated from gondola prematurely before launch. Landed near Roswell, New Mexico, US
New Brighton (MN)4/204 h 45 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura4/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Brownwood (TX)4/2512 h 30 mOMNIDIRECTIONAL NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)4/254 h 40 mCOSMIC RAY SOLID STATE DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Brownwood (TX)5/13 h 30 mOMNIDIRECTIONAL NEUTRON DETECTORPossibly leaky balloon
Mildura5/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/35 hOBSERVATION OF THE INFRARED SOLAR SPECTRA--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/47 h 45 mBAL-AST (Balloon Astronomy)--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)5/427 h 58 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura5/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Brownwood (TX)5/724 hOMNIDIRECTIONAL NEUTRON DETECTORE of Mustang, Oklahoma, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Brownwood (TX)5/111 hOMNIDIRECTIONAL NEUTRON DETECTORBalloon burst at 56.000 ft
Holloman AFB (NM)5/1112 hBAL-AST (Balloon Astronomy)--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)5/11~6 hMICROBIOLOGICAL COLLECTION--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Brownwood (TX)5/1424 h 30 mOMNIDIRECTIONAL NEUTRON DETECTOR20 miles NE of Carlsbad, New Mexico, US
S.St.Paul (MN)5/15---SKY-CAR II--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)5/19667 hSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST500 miles S of Kamtchatka Peninsula, URSS
S.St.Paul (MN)5/22---SKY-CAR II--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)5/24---JUMP BALLOON--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/28~5 hOBSERVATION OF THE INFRARED SOLAR SPECTRA--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)5/30---SKY-CAR II--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/7---ASHCAN - AIR EJECTOR PARTICLE SAMPLERNear Clearwater, Minnesota, US
New Brighton (MN)6/710 h 36 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/812 h 9 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/15F 11 h 15 mEMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/18F 11 h 5 mEMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Chamical6/18 X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Chamical6/19 X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Chamical6/23 X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura6/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura6/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura6/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ciudad Universitaria7/5 X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/510 h 35 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)7/510 h 23 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)7/610 h 28 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/616 h 39 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Providence (NT)7/20---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Hogan Airfield (ME)7/20---SOLAR PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERA--- No Data ---
Andennes7/23---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Kiruna7/23---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura7/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)7/25---ASHCAN PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Mildura7/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)7/28---ASHCAN PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2812 hMAGNETIC SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2810 h 30 mEMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)7/29---ASHCAN PROGRAM--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/31 MICROBIOLOGICAL COLLECTION--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/1---EMULSIONSBalloon burst during ascent
Fort Churchill (MB)8/312 hORIENTED NUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/38 h 26 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/512 hMAGNETIC SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Boulder (CO)8/52 dSKY ANCHOR - CONCEPT TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/68 hHIGH ENERGY NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/7---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura8/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura8/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/122 h 55 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/1336 h 55 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/1311 hSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)Lost in the Pacific Ocean off the west Mexican Coast
Palestine (TX)8/17---RADIOMETERBalloon burst at launch.
New Brighton (MN)8/179 h 35 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/20---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/20---RADIOMETERBalloon burst at launch.
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/2117 h 33 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/2112 h 15 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/228 h 30 mRADIOMETER30 miles NNW of San Angelo, Texas, US
Fort Churchill (MB)8/23---POCIBO 2 (Polar Circling Balloon Observatory # 2)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/26---POCIBO 1 (Polar Circling Balloon Observatory # 1)--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Kiruna9/8---X-RAY DETECTOR (SPARMO)--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/9---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Kiruna9/11---X-RAY DETECTOR (SPARMO)--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/14---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Andennes9/15---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Kiruna9/15---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Andennes9/16---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Kiruna9/16---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Andennes9/17---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Kiruna9/17---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura9/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura9/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/2012 h 37 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura9/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/26---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/27---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura9/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/2810 h 58 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)10/1---MAGNETIC CLOUD CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Clifton-Morenci (AZ)10/422 hCOSMIC RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/828 hCOSMIC RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Mildura10/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/119 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/127 h 46 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura10/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/1528 hCOSMIC RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Mildura10/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/177 h 30mZODIACAL LIGHT OBSERVATION6 Miles E of Diridder, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)10/18---ZODIACAL LIGHT OBSERVATION10 Miles W of Lufkin, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/198 hZODIACAL LIGHT OBSERVATIONIn Diboll, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/209 hZODIACAL LIGHT OBSERVATION12 Miles SE of Pineland, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/219 hZODIACAL LIGHT OBSERVATION1 Mile SW of Lufkin, Texas, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/248 hASHCAN - AIR EJECTOR PARTICLE SAMPLER10 miles NE of Palestine, Texas, US
Mildura10/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ciudad Universitaria10/26---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/307 h 2 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Ciudad Universitaria11/1 X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/2~1 h 30 mCORONASCOPE II - DUMMY PAYLOADBalooon burst at 55.000 ft. Payload recovered 10 Miles SE of Alto, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour11/5---SPARK CHAMBERIn the Italian Alpes
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/811 hSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)Wesson, Mississippi, US
Mildura11/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Dakar, Senegal11/9---X-RAY DETECTOR (SPARMO)--- No Data ---
Devils Lake (ND)11/11---CERENKOV SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura11/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/13---X-RAY DETECTOR (SPARMO)--- No Data ---
Lindau11/13---X-RAY DETECTOR (SPARMO)--- No Data ---
Mildura11/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/166 h 13 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)11/1713 hALPHA RADIATION HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/185 hMICROBIOLOGICAL COLLECTIONNear Wasau, Winsconsin, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura11/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)11/238 hALPHA RADIATION HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/2617 hSTRATOSCOPE IInear Kosciusko, Mississippi, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
ARA Lasserre12/10 X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
ARA Lasserre12/11F 11 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura12/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
ARA Lasserre12/13F 2h 40 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
ARA Lasserre12/13---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/158 hSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)20 miles NNW of Columbia, South Carolina, US
New Brighton (MN)12/163 h 25 mION CHAMBER + SINGLE GEIGER COUNTER + GEIGER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---