In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1969, 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
Palestine (TX)1/11F 5 h 55 mTEST OF COMMAND AND TELEMETRY SYSTEMS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/22F 8 h 5 mTEST OF COMMAND AND TELEMETRY SYSTEMS--- No Data ---
Parkes2/5F ~ 5 hSPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/9F 4 hUV POLARIMETRY OF VENUS AND SIRIUS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/19F 8 h 50 mTEST OF OPLE POSITION AND LOCATION SYSTEM WITH ATS-III SATELLITE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/25---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Parkes2/26F ~ 8 hSPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Kourou3/13F 7 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura3/20 X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Kampala3/21---NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/21F 7 h 10 mOBSERVATION OF X-RAY SOURCES IN M87 AND CYGNUS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/25F 4 h 50 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/52 h 45 mTEST OF COMMAND AND TELEMETRY SYSTEMS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/6f 5 h 5 mCOLLECT INTERPLANETARY DUST PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/14F 3 h 50 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/15---ENGINEERING TEST OF X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/155 h 30 mMEASURE COSMIC RADIATION--- No Data ---
Mildura4/16F 16 hX-RAY TELESCOPELost on the Tasmanian Sea. Apperared nine months later on a beach in New Zealand.
Osmania4/16---X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)4/18---ELECTRIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/19---DIGITIZED SPARK CHAMBER FOR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/19---UV SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/203 h 30 mMEASURE COSMIC RADIATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/21F 5 h 35 mATMOSPHERIC X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/22f 6 h 30 mGAMMA RAYS AND NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/22F 9 h 5 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/24---SPECTROGRAPHIn Auch, Gers, France
Mildura4/27---X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/28F 6 h 20 mTEST OF TELEMETRY AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/28F 14 h 30 mIONIZATION SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/30F 1 hSPECTROGRAPHIn Captieux, Landes, France
Aire Sur L'Adour5/??---CERENKOV COUNTER TELESCOPE PROTOTYPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2---UV SPECTROPHOTOMETRY OF STARS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/4---UV SPECTROPHOTOMETRY OF STARS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/5F 7 h 50 mUV SPECTROPHOTOMETRY OF STARS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/9F 10 h 55 mX-RAY MEASUREMENTS FROM CRAB NEBULA AND JUPITER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/1011 h 30 mMEASURE COSMIC RADIATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/10F 7 h 30 mHIGH ANGULAR RESOLUTION X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/11F 9 h 20 mSOLAR FLARE NEUTRON MONITOR--- No Data ---
Broomfield (CO)5/11F 7 h 25 mTEST OF NIMBUS-3 SATELLITE BALLOON LOCATION SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/12F 13 hSEARCH FOR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/12F 36 h 20 mNUCLEAR EMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/157 h 55 mMEASURE X-RAYS FROM SOLAR FLARES--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/248 h 45 mMEASURE X-RAYS SCORPIUS AND CYGNUS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/25F 30 hEXPERIMENT OF IRLS LOCATION WITH NIMBUS III SATELLITE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/25F 15 h 45 mTEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS IN THE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Paardefontein5/26+ 365 dSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Durham, (NH)5/27---SCINTILLATION SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Kampala5/29---NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/29---MEASURE X-RAYS SCORPIUS AND CYGNUS--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/??---CERENKOV COUNTER TELESCOPE PROTOTYPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/27 h 55 mMEASURE X-RAYS SCORPIUS AND CYGNUS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/4f 9 h 50 mSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/411 h 20 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/6f 9 hHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/9F 13 h 15 mSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/9F 7 h 45 mATMOSPHERIC X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/10F 4 hSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/14f 11 h 45 mSEARCH FOR ANISOTROPY IN DIFFUSE GALACTIC X-RADIATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/17f 9 h 25 mNEUTRON SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/17---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/20---SONEM TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/21---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/27F 7 h 30 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/3F 7 h 55 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE MOUNTING TEST--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/5F 5 h 30 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/7---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/10F 6 hTEST OF UHF TELEMETRY SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/11---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/11F 1 h 45 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/15f 6 hGAMMA RAY DIGITIZED SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/16F 6 h 50 mATMOSPHERIC X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/18---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/18---BALLOON MATERIAL TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/22---ATMOSPHERIC OZONE--- No Data ---
Thule7/25---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Thule7/27---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/27---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/27---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/28---SOLAR NEUTRONS--- No Data ---
Thule7/29---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/29---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Thule7/31---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/1---TEST OF VIRON VISTA BALLOON--- No Data ---
Penhold (AB)8/2---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Uranium City (SK)8/2---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Yellowknife (NT)8/2---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Thule8/2---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort McMurray (AB)8/2---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Cambridge Bay (NU)8/2---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/2---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Uranium City (SK)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Yellowknife (NT)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Penhold (AB)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Cambridge Bay (NU)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort McMurray (AB)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Thule8/4---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/7F 17 h 50 mEXPERIMENT OF IRLS LOCATION WITH NIMBUS III & ATS III SATELLITES--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/8 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION + RADIOMETER TEST12 miles NW of Pierre, South Dakota, US
Penhold (AB)8/8---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Uranium City (SK)8/8---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Yellowknife (NT)8/8---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort McMurray (AB)8/8---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Cambridge Bay (NU)8/8---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/8---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Yellowknife (NT)8/9---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Penhold (AB)8/9---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Uranium City (SK)8/9---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/9---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort McMurray (AB)8/9---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Cambridge Bay (NU)8/9---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/12F 7 h 25 mSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/13---MICHELSON INTERFEROMETERBalloon failure reaching float altitude
Palestine (TX)8/19f 3 hMICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/20f 2 hDOUBLE SCATTERING NEUTRON DETECTORBalloon failure
Haranomachi8/20---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/21F 8 h 50 mSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/21---DIRECTION ADJUSTMENT DEVICE TESTING--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/22---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Mildura8/25---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/26 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION5 miles E of Nashua, Minnesota, US
Haranomachi8/28---SOLAR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi8/29---SOLAR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Dowagiac (MI)9/3F + 10 hPOLLUTANTS DETECTOR TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/3---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/4F 3 h 15 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/5---ATMOSPHERIC IONS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/7f 6 h 15 mMICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/8 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATIONDurand municipal airport, Winsconsin, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/8F 5 h 30 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/8---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)9/9---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/9---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/10---SOLAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/11---IONIZATION STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/12F 11 h 15 mSTRATOSCOPE II - ENGINEERING TEST TO VERIFY THERMAL REDESIGN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/13---PRIMARY ELECTRONS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/14---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/15f 8 h 20 mDOUBLE SCATTERING NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/15---SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/174 h 30 mVLF WAVES PROPAGATION STUDY--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/17---NIGHTGLOW INFRARED--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/18F 2 h 35 mSONEM TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/18---ZODIACAL LIGHT & NIGHTGLOW INFRARED--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/20---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
White Sands (NM)9/22---STRATCOM - II (Stratospheric Composition)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/22---PLASTIC SCINTILLATOR COUNTER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/23---GALACTIC X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24f 6 h 30 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)9/24---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/25---PLASTIC SCINTILLATOR COUNTER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/26---SOLAR NEUTRONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/27F 41 h 20 mCREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)In Celburne, Texas, US
Haranomachi9/27---MAGNETIC FIELD--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/27---SOLAR X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/28---SOLAR NEUTRONS & GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29---SONEM TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 9 h 40 mINFRARED RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/29---SOLAR NEUTRONS & GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/29---PRIMARY HEAVY PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Meppen9/30---THISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/30---ATMOSPHERIC IONS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/30---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/3---UV SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/7---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/9---TEST OF SEVERAL BALLOON SYSTEMS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/9F 2 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/10F 6 h 50 mDETECT GAMMA RAY ANISOTROPIES IN GALACTIC PLANE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/16---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/19f 30 mX-RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/219 h 20 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/22---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura10/23F 6 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/235 h 20 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/24f 5 h 45 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Kampala10/31---NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/3f 8 hX-RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/4f 4 h 45 mX-RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/63 hCRISP (Cosmic Ray Ionization Spectrograph Experiment)Balloon failure at 60.000 ft. Payload impact 34 miles NE of Roswell, balloon impact 58 miles E of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/7F 5 h 25 mCOSMIC RAY ALBEDO EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/122 hVLF WAVES PROPAGATION STUDY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/16F 2 h 45 mSCINTILLATION SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura11/1630 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/19F 7 h 15 mDETECT THERMAL EMISSION FROM INTERSTELAR DUST CLOUDS IN THE MILKY WAY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/20---INFRARED RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/21F 6 h 20 mMEASUREMENTS OF ISOTROPY OF COSMIC BLACKBODY RADIATION--- No Data ---
Mitchell (SD)11/21 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION + RADIOMETER TESTAborted flight
Aire Sur L'Adour11/21F 9 mSPECTROGRAPHIn Montaigu de Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne, France
Palestine (TX)11/23F 4 h 25 mSCINTILLATION SPECTROMETER FOR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/26F 2 h 5 mGAMMA RAY MONITOR--- No Data ---
Mildura11/26---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Paraná11/2610 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPESan Jorge, Santa Fe, Argentine
Longreach11/26F ~ 8 hSPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Mildura12/49 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/10---TEST OF REEFING SLEEVE SYSTEMBalloon not to be released
Palestine (TX)12/11F 3 h 30 mGAMMA RAY MONITOR TEST--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/262 hX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---