In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1968, 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
Page (AZ)1/55 h 40 mOBSERVATION OF VENUS--- No Data ---
Page (AZ)1/97 hSCO XR1 GAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Page (AZ)1/1216 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Page (AZ)1/13---M87 X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Page (AZ)1/158 hPROPORTIONAL COUNTERIn Blanding, Utah, US
Aire Sur L'Adour1/16---ASTROLABE - HELIOS III--- No Data ---
Page (AZ)1/178 h 30 mCYGNUS XR1 GAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/23---PYRHELIOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/29---ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/3---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/104 h 55 mCOLLECT METEORIC DUST PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/121h 5mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/2435mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/273 h 30 mSEARCH OF GAMMA RAY FROM CRAB NEBULA AND CYGNUS REGION--- No Data ---
Mildura2/29---X-RAY OBSERVATORY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/45 h 10 mATMOSPHERIC ALBEDO GAMMA RAY INVESTIGATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/143h 45mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/22---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/235 h 55 mSOLAR FAR IR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/245 h 50 mSEARCH OF GAMMA RAY FROM CYGNUS XR-I--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/27---ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Osmania3/314 h 13 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/53 h 10 mSEARCH OF GAMMA RAY FROM CYGNUS XR-I--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/9---PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Marshall Field Site (CO)4/10F 8 h 30 mTEST OF IRLS & OPLE SYSTEMS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/10---STRATOSCOPE II - CHECK OF ELECTRONICS AND ANTENNA SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/13---24-INCH TELESCOPE + SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/1518h 50mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/19---ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTSInstrument failure
Mildura4/2310 h 30 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/24F 13h 35mMEASURE X-RAYS FLUX FROM SCO XR-1--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/24---ATMOSPHERIC TRANSMISSION MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/25F 9 h 45 mSOLAR NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/26---PYRHELIOMETER--- No Data ---
Osmania4/28F 5 h 40 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Truth or Consequences (NM)4/29---DROPSONDE TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/3011 h 45 mOBSERVE CYGNUS X-RAY SOURCE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/1---MEASUREMENT OF SOLAR AND STELLAR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Truth or Consequences (NM)5/1---DROPSONDE TEST--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/4---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/58 h 20 mGAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura5/68 h 50 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR200 miles from Mildura, Victoria, Australia
S.St.Paul (MN)5/10---BALLOON TESTBalloon failure
Aire Sur L'Adour5/10---UV SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/18---STRATOSCOPE IINear Cushing, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/19F 11h 35mCOSMIC RAY COUNTER + TEST OF STABILIZED PLATFORM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/201 h 45 mTEST FLIGHT OF RAVEN CAPPED BALLOON--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2111 h 50 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2414 h 15 mBARNDOOR II - EMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/248 hALBEDO & INFRARED ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/284 h 10 mPHOTOELECTRIC SKYLIGHT POLARIMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/28---ATMOSPHERIC OPTICS RESEARCH--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/29F 9h 25mGAMMA RAY SPECTRAL MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2916h 40mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Paardefontein5/29136 dSOMEX II (Solar Monitoring Experiment)--- No Data ---
Paardefontein6/1125 dSOMEX II (Solar Monitoring Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/46 h 50 mSODIUM IODIDE CRYSTAL DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/616h 55mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/9---SESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)Balloon failure
Palestine (TX)6/9F 10 h 45 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/11F 42 mSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/124 hELECTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/13F 6 h 50 mEXTRATERRESTRIAL DUST SAMPLINGW of fairchild, Winsconsin, US
Gap-Tallard6/194 hELECTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/2110 mNEPHELOMETERDuring launch the automatic release mechanism was damaged, resulting in free-fall of the
payload shortly after launch.
Mankato (MN)6/22---BALLOON TESTBalloon failure
S.J.dos Campos (SP)6/23---STRATOSPHERIC X-RAYS MEASUREMENTSNear Pretoria, Southafrica
Holloman AFB (NM)6/25---ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/276 h 55 mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/27F 8 hX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Tilden Park (CA)6/27~ 36 hLORAN SYSTEM TEST FLIGHT - PROJECT HAPPEMountain View, California, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1F 9 h 42 mEMULSION PACK AND PLATES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/1---ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Thule7/3---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/55 h 25 mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Thule7/5---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/5---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Thule7/7---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/7---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Thule7/8---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/8F 6 hSPECTROGRAPHSaint-Privat, France
Thule7/10---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Valcartier (QC)7/10---INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/11F 6 hGRATING SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Thule7/12---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Thule7/14---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/16F 6 h 55 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1616 h 50 mMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/187 h 15 mSOLAR HIGH ENERGY NEUTRONS MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/18---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/19F 3 h 10 mNEUTRON SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/19 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION5 miles E of Ellsworth, Minnesota, US
Haranomachi7/20---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2118 h 15 mMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/21---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/21---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/222 h 20 mIR SKY SURVEY--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/22---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Kiruna7/22---ELECTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)7/23---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/23---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/241 h 25 mSPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/2510 h 30 mIR SKY SURVEY--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/25---OZONE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Kiruna7/25640 mELECTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/26---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Valcartier (QC)7/28---INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/295h 5mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/29 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION2 miles SE of Jackson, Winsconsin, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2923 h 40 mMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/3011 h 15 mIR EMISSION FROM INTERESTELLAR MATERIAL--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/30---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/31F 9 hELECTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/1---INFRARED SPECTROMETER + 3 PHOTOMETERS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/216h 45mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/37 h 45 mCOSMIC RADIATION MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/64 h 20 mGAMMA RADIATION MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/6---ELECTRIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/7---ELECTRIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Watson Lake (YT)8/8---SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/12---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/13F 30 mSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/175 hSPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/17---TEST LAUNCH SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/18---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/19---OZONE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/19---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/20 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION + RADIOMETER TEST3 miles SW of Boyd, Winsconsin, US
Palestine (TX)8/2120h 40mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/21---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/21---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/2219 hNEUTRON SPECTROMETER + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/25---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/25---X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/26F 8 h 55 mTEST OF OPLE POSITION AND LOCATION SYSTEM WITH SATELLITE--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/26---AIRGLOW--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/26---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/26---ZODIACAL LIGHT--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/27---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/2919h 20mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Resolute Bay (XO)8/3110 hMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/1---ELECTRIC FIELD--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/2---GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/4F 5 h 30 mENGINEERING TEST OF GAMMA RADIATION DETECTOR--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/5---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/5---SOLAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/6---SOLAR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/6---IONIZATION MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/7F 8 h 50 mGAMMA RAYS AND NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/9---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/10---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
White Sands (NM)9/1117 hSTRATCOM - I (Stratospheric Composition)Near Twenty-Nine Palms, California, US
Haranomachi9/12---HEAVY PRIMARIES & GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/16---EMULSION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/17F 7 h 50 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE & SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/18F 5 h 30 mSPECTRO-PHOTOMETRY OF GEMINI AND ORION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/19F 39 h 45 mBARNDOOR III - EMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/19---X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Valcartier (QC)9/20---INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/2239 h 45 mCREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)In Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/22F 1 h 30 mSPECTROGRAPHIn Castelnaudary, Aude, France
Haranomachi9/23---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/24---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/25~ 30 mCREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)In Oakwood, Texas, US
Fort Churchill (MB)9/25~ 11 hLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/2642 hCREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)In Big Springs, Texas, US
Haranomachi9/27---SOLAR NEUTRONS & GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/28---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/28---SOLAR NEUTRONS--- No Data ---
Reykjavik9/29---SOLAR PROTON OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Reykjavik9/29---MULTIDIRECTIONAL DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/3011 h 25 mSOLAR HIGH ENERGY NEUTRONS MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Reykjavik9/30?MULTIDIRECTIONAL DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/2---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/8---ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/9---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/10F 10 hSEARCH FOR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/10---ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/11F 6 h 25 mOZONE STUDIESIn Yazoo City, Mississippi, US
Kampala10/1912 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Kampala10/2310 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/25F 7 h 25 mX-RAY DETECTORNear Valdosta, Georgia, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/263 h 4 mSPECTROPHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/28F 4 h 40 mGAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Marshall Field Site (CO)10/29---LORAN SYSTEM TEST FLIGHT - PROJECT HAPPEPayload not recovered
Marshall Field Site (CO)10/29---LORAN SYSTEM TEST FLIGHT - PROJECT HAPPEAborted flight
Kampala10/3111 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Casper (WY)11/22 h 10 mTELEMETRY TESTNear Medicine Bow, Wyoming, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/195 hSPEKTROSTRATOSKOP--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/20F 3 h 30 mGAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Rapid City (SD)11/20F 5 h 17 mRADIOMETER10 miles SE of Kimball, Nebraska, US
Boulder (CO)11/20F 6 hTEST OF TELEMETRY ANTENNA--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/24F 1 h 30 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Kampala11/2712 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/4F 2 h 50 mSTUDY X-RAY EMISSION FROM M87--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/115 h 15 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/143 h 50 mTEST OF COMMAND AND TELEMETRY SYSTEMS--- No Data ---
Osmania12/22---X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---