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)1/1216 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Page (AZ)1/158 hPROPORTIONAL COUNTERIn Blanding, Utah, US
Aire Sur L'Adour1/16---ASTROLABE - HELIOS III--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/23---PYRHELIOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/29---ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/121h 5mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/2435mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura2/29---X-RAY OBSERVATORY--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/22---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/235 h 55 mSOLAR FAR IR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/27---ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Osmania3/314 h 13 mSCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/9---PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/13---24-INCH TELESCOPE + SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/19---ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTSInstrument failure
Mildura4/2310 h 30 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- 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 ---
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
Aire Sur L'Adour5/10---SOLAR FLUX MEASUREMENTS IN UV--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)5/10---BALLOON TESTBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)5/18---STRATOSCOPE IINear Cushing, Texas, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/248 hALBEDO & INFRARED ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2414 h 15 mBARNDOOR II - EMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/28---ATMOSPHERIC OPTICS RESEARCH--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/284 h 10 mPHOTOELECTRIC SKYLIGHT POLARIMETER--- No Data ---
Paardefontein5/29136 dSOMEX II (Solar Monitoring Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/29F 9h 25mGAMMA RAY SPECTRAL MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Paardefontein6/1125 dSOMEX II (Solar Monitoring Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/9F 10 h 45 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/9---SESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- 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 ---
Tilden Park (CA)6/27~ 36 hLORAN SYSTEM TEST FLIGHT - PROJECT HAPPEMountain View, California, US
Palestine (TX)6/276 h 55 mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
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 ---
Thule7/5---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/5---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/55 h 25 mRADIOMETER--- 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 ---
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 ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1616 h 50 mMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/16F 6 h 55 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/18---HODOSCOPE--- 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 ---
Kiruna7/22---ELECTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/22---FLIGHT TEST--- 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 ---
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 ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2923 h 40 mMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/29 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION2 miles SE of Jackson, Winsconsin, US
Haranomachi7/30---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/3011 h 15 mIR EMISSION FROM INTERESTELLAR MATERIAL--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/31F 9 hELECTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/1---INFRARED SPECTROMETER + 3 PHOTOMETERS--- 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 ---
Haranomachi8/18---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/19---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/19---OZONE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/20 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION + RADIOMETER TEST3 miles SW of Boyd, Winsconsin, US
Haranomachi8/21---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/21---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/25---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/25---X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/26---ZODIACAL LIGHT--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/26---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/26---AIRGLOW--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/27---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Resolute Bay (XO)8/3110 hMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/1---ELECTRIC FIELD--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/2---GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/5---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/5---SOLAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/6---IONIZATION MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/6---SOLAR GAMMA RAYS--- 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 ---
Haranomachi9/19---X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/19F 39 h 45 mBARNDOOR III - EMULSION STACK--- 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
Haranomachi9/23---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/24---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)9/25~ 11 hLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/25~ 30 mCREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)In Oakwood, Texas, US
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---SOLAR NEUTRONS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/28---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Reykjavik9/29---SOLAR PROTON OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Reykjavik9/29---MULTIDIRECTIONAL DETECTOR--- 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 ---
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
Marshall Field Site (CO)10/29---LORAN SYSTEM TEST FLIGHT - PROJECT HAPPEAborted flight
Marshall Field Site (CO)10/29---LORAN SYSTEM TEST FLIGHT - PROJECT HAPPEPayload not recovered
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 ---
Rapid City (SD)11/20F 5 h 17 mRADIOMETER10 miles SE of Kimball, Nebraska, US
Kampala11/2712 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/115 h 15 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Osmania12/22---X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---