In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1966, 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
Albrook AFB, Panama1/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/6---MEASURE ION DENSITIES--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/71hMEASURE X-RAY SPECTRA--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/102hMEASURE ION DENSITIES--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/111 hCOSMIC RAY AND X-RAY SAMPLINGBalloon failure
Holloman AFB (NM)1/1210 h 20 mCOSMIC RAY AND X-RAY SAMPLING--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura1/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura1/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Litchfield Park (AZ)1/23---POLARISCOPE--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)1/259 hALPHA-RADIATION HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Litchfield Park (AZ)1/267hSPECIAL EMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Litchfield Park (AZ)1/275h 25mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura1/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)1/2712 h 25 mALPHA-RADIATION HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Litchfield Park (AZ)2/2---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama2/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)2/22 hSTRATOJUMP II (Piantanida)The gondola landed in a cornfield in Iowa
Litchfield Park (AZ)2/35h 30mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama2/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama2/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/411 h 30 mINFRARED MAPPING OF THE MOON--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Litchfield Park (AZ)2/610hULTRA HIGH ENERGY PARTICLES MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Mildura2/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Litchfield Park (AZ)2/1210hMOON X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/15---ASHCANBalloon failed at 31.000 ft. Payload recovered with damage 10 miles NW of Benanee, Australia
Litchfield Park (AZ)2/16---POLARISCOPE--- No Data ---
Litchfield Park (AZ)2/1712h 30mCRAB NEBULA X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Litchfield Park (AZ)2/189hSOLAR X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)2/233 hINSTRUMENTATION TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/237 h 20 m BAL-AST (Balloon Astronomy)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/247 h 20 mPRIMARY RADIATION MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Mildura2/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Litchfield Park (AZ)2/259h 30mX-RAY BACKGROUND MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)2/27---ALPHA-RADIATION HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/6---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEAborted flight. Payload destroyed at launch.
Holloman AFB (NM)3/77 h 10 mHUMIDITY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/83 h 30 mINFRARED MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Mildura3/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)3/1130 hVOR BALLOON LOCATING SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)3/121 h 10 mHYPSOMETER CONTROLLED BALLAST SYSTEM TESTFailure of the balloon at 44.000 ft.
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)3/1648 hHYPSOMETER CONTROLLED BALLAST SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Mildura3/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour3/17F 6 mNEUTRON COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour3/17F 30 mNEUTRON COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour3/18-NEUTRON COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour3/21F 45 mNEUTRON COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/24---TEST LAUNCH TECHNIQUES WITH TINY TIM--- No Data ---
Mildura3/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/25---TEST LAUNCH TECHNIQUES WITH TINY TIM--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/30---TEST CAPABILITY OF POLY SCRIM MATERIAL--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/30---TEST OF SEA SPACE POLYPROPYLENE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/30---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour3/31---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/315 hHEAT CONDUCTIVITY ALTITUDE SENSOR--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/2---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura4/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
De Bilt4/5---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/65hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura4/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/1431 h 25 mPHOTOGRAPHIC SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/18---BALLOON TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Mildura4/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)4/25---ALPHA-RADIATION HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura4/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/272hTELEMETRY TEST FLIGHTNear Big Springs, Texas, US
Chico (CA)4/27---ALPHA-RADIATION HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/27---SPECTROGRAPHBalloon burst at 10 km. Payload recovered in Eauze, Gers, France
Holloman AFB (NM)4/27---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/11 h 30 mSTRATOJUMP III (Piantanida)Near Lakefield, Minnesota, US
Aire Sur L'Adour5/2---SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura5/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/61 h 25 mBALLOON-BORNE INSTRUMENTATION TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/87h 25mIRIS (InfraRed Interferometer Spectrometer)23 miles W of Leona, Texas, US
Mildura5/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/14---STRATOSCOPE II--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/143h 20mATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOUR MEASUREMENTS5 miles W of Buffalo, Texas, US
Levelland (TX)5/16---TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ushuaia5/21F 1 h 34 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Ushuaia5/22 X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/25---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/26---GROUND IR RADIATION MEASUREMENTSPayload destroyed at launch. No flight
Palestine (TX)5/269h 30mPOLARISCOPE--- No Data ---
Valcartier (QC)5/26---GRATING SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/26---PEPP (Planetary Entry Parachute Program) - TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/287hSPARK CHAMBER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/2---MICROMETEORITE DUST COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/28 hGAMMA RADIATION RESEARCHBalloon failure
Ciudad Universitaria6/6---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/68 hOPTICAL BEACON FOR GEODETIC DETERMINATIONS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/613 h 30 mHEAVY PRIMARY COSMIC RADIATION--- No Data ---
Mildura6/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/85 h 25 mMARS PROBE--- No Data ---
Mildura6/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/108h 50mMICROMETEORITE DUST COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/1019 hMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/1017 hPRIMARY COSMIC RADIATION SPECTRA AND FLUX--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/123h 10mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPEFlight terminated early; power failure in gondola
Eielson AFB (AK)6/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)6/1336 hMINIMUM WIND INVESTIGATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/14---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATIONFailed mission. Normal ascent to about 8000 ft, then descent; ballasting produced no noticeable effect; beacon antenna did not deploy
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/1517 h 25 mMEASUREMENTS OF SPECTRUM AND FLUX OF HEAVY NUCLEAR PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/1517 h 30 mMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/1510 h 25 mPRIMARY COSMIC RADIATION SPECTRA AND FLUX--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/153 hOPTICAL BEACON FOR GEODETIC DETERMINATIONSBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)6/167h 30mGAMMA RAY OBSERVATIONPayload damaged after parachute impact
Mildura6/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)6/171 hMINIMUM WIND INVESTIGATIONBalloon failure
Fort Churchill (MB)6/2020 h 50 mPRIMARY COSMIC RADIATION SPECTRA AND FLUX--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/216 hVOYAGER PATHFINDER BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)6/222 h 10 mMINIMUM WIND INVESTIGATIONBalloon burst at 54.750 ft
Kiel-Holtenau6/223 hRADIOSONDE, BALLAST AND REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/22---VOYAGER PROBE BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/231hMICROMETEORITE DUST COLLECTORCollection screen did not deploy; command cut down
Chico (CA)6/2430 hMINIMUM WIND INVESTIGATION--- No Data ---
Kiel-Holtenau6/243 hRADIOSONDE, BALLAST AND REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/2716 h 25 mMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/2715 hMEASUREMENTS OF SPECTRUM AND FLUX OF HEAVY NUCLEAR PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/273 h 50 mVERTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF DUST AND OZONE--- No Data ---
Valcartier (QC)6/28---GRATING SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)6/281 h 45 mMINIMUM WIND INVESTIGATIONBalloon burst at 47.000 ft
Fort Churchill (MB)6/303 h 55 mVERTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF DUST AND OZONE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/303 hBALLOON DESTRUCT TAPE TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/19hNUCLEAR EMULSIONSEmulsion stack torn from support bracket in gondola
Fort Churchill (MB)7/310 h 25 mMEASUREMENTS OF SPECTRUM AND FLUX OF HEAVY NUCLEAR PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Thule7/4---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/5---SPECTRAL RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/610h 50mGAMMA RAY SPARK CHAMBERScaler or gondola mal function shortly after launch; command cut down 10 min before programmed cut down.
S.St.Paul (MN)7/6---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/625 hSTUDY OF CAUSES OF BALLOON BURSTS AT TROPOPAUSE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/716 h 25 mGALACTIC COSMIC RAYS STUDY--- No Data ---
Thule7/8---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Carrizozo (NM)7/84 h 30 mINFRARED ANALYSIS OF ROCK FORMATIONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/9---SPARK CHAMBERAborted flight at launch
Palestine (TX)7/93h 30mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPEFlight terminated early; malfunctioning beacon indicated balloon floating at unsatisfactory altitude
Palestine (TX)7/105h 50mSPARK CHAMBER15 miles W of Pecos, Texas, US
Thule7/10---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1115 h 30 mMEASUREMENTS OF SPECTRUM AND FLUX OF HEAVY NUCLEAR PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Mildura7/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/128h 45mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)7/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/127 h 30 mMEASUREMENTS OF NATURAL SKY RADIATION--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)7/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1320 hGALACTIC COSMIC RAYS STUDY--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1312 h 40 mGALACTIC COSMIC RAYS STUDY--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)7/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1418 h 50 mMEASUREMENTS OF SPECTRUM AND FLUX OF CHARGED PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1521 h 25 mMEASUREMENTS OF SPECTRUM AND FLUX OF HEAVY NUCLEAR PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/152 h 30 mPARACHUTE AND BALLOON WIRE DESTRUCT TESTS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1621 hGALACTIC COSMIC RAYS STUDY--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1618 hFAST NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1611 h 25 mGALACTIC COSMIC RAYS STUDY--- No Data ---
De Bilt7/17---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/187h 40mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPEDeteriorating weather conditions forced early termination; main scientific objectives achieved
Palestine (TX)7/183h 35mGAMMA RAY SPARK CHAMBERFlight terminated early to avoid Mexico
De Bilt7/18F 1 h 30 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/187 h 30 mPEPP (Planetary Entry Parachute Program)--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/201 hBALLOON DESTRUCT AND UHF RELAY TESTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/236h 55mHAPPE (High Altitude Particle Physics Experiment)--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)7/234 h 25 mSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TESTBalloon leaker
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2421 hFAST NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/25F 11 h 25 mELECTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/265hGAMMA RAY SPARK CHAMBERFlight terminated early to avoid Mexico
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2615 h 30 mMEASUREMENTS OF SPECTRUM AND FLUX OF HEAVY NUCLEAR PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2618 hHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/286h 45mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura7/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/29 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION2 miles SW of Geneva, Minnesota, US
Taiyo7/29---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)7/29106 hSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/3014 h 15 mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/3019 h 15 mCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/3111h 10mGAMMA RAY SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Taiyo7/31---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/315 hFAST NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/219 h 25 mGALACTIC COSMIC RAYS STUDY--- No Data ---
Taiyo8/3---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)8/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/46h 35mMEASUREMENTS OF GAMMA RAY FROM STAR REMNANTS--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/4 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION3 miles S of Kenyon, Minnesota, US
Mildura8/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/53h 20mDIRECTIONAL NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/68h 35mGAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/619 h 25 mGALACTIC COSMIC RAYS STUDY--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)8/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/615 h 40 mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Taiyo8/7---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/715 h 15 mSPARK CHAMBERAt coordinates 59° 49' N / 103º 32' W, Canada
Fort Churchill (MB)8/718 h 50 mCOUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)8/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Kiruna8/8450 mELECTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/86 h 10 mALBEDO MEASUREMENTS + UHF RELAY TESTS--- No Data ---
Taiyo8/9F 3 hX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Taiyo8/9---X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Taiyo8/9---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Taiyo8/9---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/105h 25mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Taiyo8/10---PRIMARY ELECTRONS--- No Data ---
Taiyo8/10---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)8/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/12 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION3 miles S of St.Francis, Minnesota, US
Kiruna8/12950 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/1411hSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)8/1528 hBALLOON CONTROL TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/155 h 10 mREFLECTIVITY TEST OF ALUMINIUM FOIL RADAR TARGETS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/1650mULTRA HIGH ENERGY PARTICLES MEASUREMENTSEarly termination; power failure and loss of pressurization in gondola
Wilkes Base8/16---NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Bergen-Hohne8/161 hGAMMA RAY SOURCE DETECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMBalloon burst at 43.000 ft
Palestine (TX)8/176h 15mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)8/176 h 25 mSTUDY OF CAUSES OF BALLOON BURSTS AT TROPOPAUSE--- No Data ---
Bergen-Hohne8/171 hGAMMA RAY SOURCE DETECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMBalloon burst at 43.000 ft
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/174 h 5 mTEST OF RADAR REFLECTIVE MATERIALS--- No Data ---
Bergen-Hohne8/182 hLOW ENERGY PARTICLE DETECTORBalloon leveled at 125.000 ft and then descended
Flin Flon (MB)8/19---X-RAY COUNTERBalloon recovered 1 km N of Lintlaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bergen-Hohne8/191 hDUST COLLECTORBalloon burst at 50.000 ft
Chico (CA)8/2230 h 20 mBALLOON CONTROL TEST--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)8/23---X-RAY COUNTERBalloon burst at 73.000 ft. Recovered 10 miles W of The Pas, Manitoba, Canada
Flin Flon (MB)8/23---X-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/25---X-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/266h 30mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/26 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION8 miles N of Amery, Winsconsin, US
Palestine (TX)8/26---TEST OF VISTA DOME DESIGN--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)8/26---X-RAY COUNTERLeaker balloon. Ascended just to 47.000 ft
Holloman AFB (NM)8/2612 h 10 mX-RAY STUDY OF CRAB NEBULA AND OTHER SOURCES--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/2710 h 30 mHODOSCOPE1 Mile E of Modena, Winsconsin, US
Mildura8/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/28---PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/29---PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/29---PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/29---X-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/29---X-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)8/29---X-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)8/2985 hX-RAY COUNTERCut down timer failed. Last observed N of Goosebay, Canada on September 3
Holloman AFB (NM)8/293 h 25 mINFRARED MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/303 h 25 mPEPP (Planetary Entry Parachute Program)In the White Sands Missile Range, in the center of the so called "50 mile area", New Mexico, US, USA
Fort Churchill (MB)8/30---X-RAY COUNTERBalloon burst at 25.000 ft due to severe wind shear
S.St.Paul (MN)8/3023 h 55 mHODOSCOPE2 km NW of Benson, Minnesota, US
Flin Flon (MB)9/154 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/137 h 15 mX-RAY COUNTERLaunch in gusty winds. Received RF signal only
Palestine (TX)9/21h 5mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPEFlight terminated early; damage to telemetry antenna at launch caused telemetry failure
Taiyo9/2---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Taiyo9/2---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/220 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/254 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/211 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/3---X-RAY FLUX FROM STAR REMNANTSBalloon ripped at launch
Wilkes Base9/3~ 3 hNEUTRON DETECTORLost contact
Taiyo9/3---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/437 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/420 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/510hX-RAY FLUX FROM STAR REMNANTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/5---NUCLEAR EMULSIONSCommand and termination timer failure
Flin Flon (MB)9/554 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Valcartier (QC)9/6---INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/63 hX-RAY COUNTERBalloon leaker. Recovered near Wabowden, Manitoba, Canada
Fort Churchill (MB)9/620 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/6---X-RAY COUNTERUnsuccessful flight
Mildura9/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/723 h 33 mHODOSCOPE1 km E of Cable, Winsconsin, US
Fort Churchill (MB)9/720 hX-RAY COUNTERUnsuccessful flight
Flin Flon (MB)9/74 hX-RAY COUNTERWinds picked up at launch and the gondola struck the ground and dragged 100 feet.
Flin Flon (MB)9/736 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/837 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/820 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/836 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/813 h 15 mGAMMA RAY SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Flin Flon (MB)9/937 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/135h 30mX-RAY FLUX FROM STAR REMNANTSFlight terminated early; telemetry link failed; partial data obtained
Bemidji (MN)9/1410 h 8 mCOSMIC RAYS MEASUREMENTS10 miles NE of Aitkin, Minnesota, US
Bemidji (MN)9/1413 h 30 mCOSMIC RAYS MEASUREMENTS15 miles E of Easter Ouster Island, Superior Lake, US
Albrook AFB, Panama9/166h 20 mCOSMIC RAY SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/1620 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/17---X-RAY COUNTERBalloon burst at 17.000 ft
Albrook AFB, Panama9/186 h 50 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/1820 hX-RAY COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/1910h 30mMEASUREMENTS OF X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/197 h 30 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Bemidji (MN)9/193 h 55 mCOSMIC RAYS MEASUREMENTS2 miles N of Huntersville, Minnesota, US
Palestine (TX)9/207h 35mX-RAY FLUX FROM STAR REMNANTS--- No Data ---
Taiyo9/20---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/2115hX-RAY FLUX FROM STAR REMNANTS--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama9/218 h 10 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Taiyo9/21---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/215 h 15 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/21F 30 min.SPECTROGRAPHIn Eaunes, Haute-Garonne, France
Holloman AFB (NM)9/215 h 15 mINFRARED STUDIES OF ROCK FORMATIONS--- No Data ---
Mildura9/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Taiyo9/22---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama9/223 hCOSMIC RAY SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama9/224 h 55 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/225 h 15 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama9/233 h 45 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/23F 4 hX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Bemidji (MN)9/236 h 10 mCOSMIC RAYS MEASUREMENTS10 miles SE of Drummond, Winsconsin, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/234 hASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama9/246 h 15 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/253hTEST OZONE DETECTOR LAUNCH METHOD - PROJECT ECLIPSE--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama9/251 hCOSMIC RAY SPARK CHAMBERBalloon burst at 54.300 ft
Mildura9/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/266 h 15 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Taiyo9/27---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY--- No Data ---
Taiyo9/27---ZODIACAL LIGHT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/271 h 25 mCOSMIC RADIATION MEASUREMENTSBalloon burst at 64.000 ft
Taiyo9/28---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Taiyo9/29---SOLAR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Taiyo9/29---HEAVY PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Mildura10/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Taiyo10/2---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Taiyo10/2---HUMIDITY (?)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/3---SOLAR DISK OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Mildura10/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/56 h 30 mEVALUATION OF DACRON REINFORCED POLYETHILENE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/614h 30mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS14 miles SW of Bracketville, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/6---SPEKTROSTRATOSKOP LAUNCH TEST--- No Data ---
Taiyo10/7---PRIMARY ELECTRONS--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/727 hTEST OF VOR BALLOON LOCATION SYSTEM AND HF ANTENNA--- No Data ---
Lordsburg (NM)10/127 hRAVEN SCRIM BALLOON SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/1230 hTEST OF VOR BALLOON LOCATION SYSTEM AND HF ANTENNA--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/135 hASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/15---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEBalloon burst at 44.800 ft
Palestine (TX)10/164h 55mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/163 h 50 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/1823 hTEST OF VOYAGER DATA LINK SYSTEM AND VOR BALLOON LOCATION SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/199 hX RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/191 hINTERNAL BALLOON PICTURES OF RIP TAPE ACTION--- No Data ---
Mildura10/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Natal (RN)10/204 h 15 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/203 h 50 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Natal (RN)10/217 h 5 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/212 hINTERNAL BALLOON PICTURES OF RIP TAPE ACTION--- No Data ---
Natal (RN)10/222 h 5 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Natal (RN)10/237 h 40 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Natal (RN)10/244 h 30 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ciudad Universitaria10/246 h 14 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/259 h 20 mUV PHOTO-POLARIMETRY OF THE SUN & SKYTelemetry link failed. No useful scientific data obtained
Natal (RN)10/254 h 15 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/259 h 20 mPHOTOGRAPHIC SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Mildura10/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/277h 5mNUCLEAR EMULSIONSFlight terminated early to insure safe recovery
Natal (RN)10/277 h 10 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Clifton-Morenci (AZ)10/274 hBALLOON PERFORMANCE TEST ALTITUDE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Natal (RN)10/286 h 40 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura10/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Natal (RN)10/294 h 35 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Natal (RN)10/307 h 45 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/31---SPEKTROSTRATOSKOP TEST FLIGHTFlight aborted before launch; wind at top balloon level
Volsk11/1---SATURN - Soviet Stratospheric Solar Observatory--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/24 h 30 mVERY FAR INFRARED STUDY--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/24 hBALLOON RECOVERY SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/35 h 20 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/42 hEVALUATION OF THREE LAUNCH METHODS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/103 hRIP TAPE AND CAMERA SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Alegrete (RS)11/112 hSTUDY OF OZONE VARIATION DURING ECLIPSE--- No Data ---
Uruguaiana (RS)11/122 h 5 mSTUDY OF OZONE VARIATION DURING ECLIPSE--- No Data ---
Alegrete (RS)11/14---STUDY OF OZONE VARIATION DURING ECLIPSE--- No Data ---
Alegrete (RS)11/14 STUDY OF OZONE VARIATION DURING ECLIPSE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/145 hASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/154 hASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/168h 30mSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/177h 20mSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Fallon (NV)11/173 hTEST OF DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/1813 h 30 mX RAY AND COSMIC RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/205 h 45 mSPEKTROSTRATOSKOP TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Longreach11/25---SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/286 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/282 h 15 mBALLOON DESTRUCTION TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/29---DUMMY LOAD FLIGHT TESTGound abort due to damage to the safety timer box at launch
Holloman AFB (NM)11/294 hTELLURIC ABSORPTION SPECTRUM STUDY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/302 hEXPOSURE OF NUCLEAR EMULSION PACKAGEBalloon reached ceiling and began descending. Flight terminated early
Palestine (TX)11/302h 35mEXPOSURE OF NUCLEAR EMULSION PACKAGEBalloon performance good. Early termination to avoid the Gulf of Mexico
Holloman AFB (NM)11/305 h 15 mTEST OF VOR BALLOON LOCATION SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/85 h 18 mEVALUATION OF REEL SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/81 h 30 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/912 mDUMMY LOAD FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/97 h 45 mTEST OF VOR BALLOON LOCATION SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/94h 50 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/10---GAMMA RAY SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/113 h 30 mSOLAR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/123 h 20 mASHCAN TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/132 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/134 hBALLOON-BORNE RADIO RELAY SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)12/145 h 40 mBALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/145 h 40 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/15---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura12/18---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura12/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/291 hULTRA HIGH ENERGY PARTICLES MEASUREMENTSBalloon burst at 50.000 ft