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
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Parkes2/5F ~ 5 hSPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/11---ASHCAN--- 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 ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Kampala3/21---NEUTRON DETECTOR--- 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 ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/19---SOLAR FLUX MEASUREMENTS IN UV--- 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 ---
Mildura4/27---X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/28F 14 h 30 mIONIZATION SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/10F 7 h 30 mHIGH ANGULAR RESOLUTION X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/1011 h 30 mMEASURE COSMIC RADIATION--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Paardefontein5/26+ 365 dSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Kampala5/29---NEUTRON DETECTOR--- 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)6/10F 4 hSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/14f 11 h 45 mSEARCH FOR ANISOTROPY IN DIFFUSE GALACTIC X-RADIATION--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/17---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/17f 9 h 25 mNEUTRON SPECTROMETER--- 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 ---
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 ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/10F 6 hTEST OF UHF TELEMETRY SYSTEM--- 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 ---
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 ---
Thule8/2---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Penhold (AB)8/2---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Yellowknife (NT)8/2---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Uranium City (SK)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 ---
Fort McMurray (AB)8/2---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Penhold (AB)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Yellowknife (NT)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Uranium City (SK)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Cambridge Bay (NU)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort McMurray (AB)8/3---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Thule8/4---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Yellowknife (NT)8/8---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Penhold (AB)8/8---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Uranium City (SK)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 ---
Fort McMurray (AB)8/8---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/8 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION + RADIOMETER TEST12 miles NW of Pierre, South Dakota, US
Uranium City (SK)8/9---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Yellowknife (NT)8/9---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Penhold (AB)8/9---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort McMurray (AB)8/9---ELECTRIC FIELD SENSORS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)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 ---
Haranomachi8/20---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/20f 2 hDOUBLE SCATTERING NEUTRON DETECTOR--- 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 ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/8F 5 h 30 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/8---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/8 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATIONDurand municipal airport, Winsconsin, US
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 ---
Haranomachi9/13---PRIMARY ELECTRONS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/14---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/15---SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/15f 8 h 20 mDOUBLE SCATTERING NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/17---NIGHTGLOW INFRARED--- 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 ---
Sioux Falls (SD)9/24---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/25---PLASTIC SCINTILLATOR COUNTER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/26---SOLAR NEUTRONS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/27---SOLAR X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/27---MAGNETIC FIELD--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/27F 41 h 20 mCREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)In Celburne, Texas, US
Haranomachi9/28---SOLAR NEUTRONS & GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/29---PRIMARY HEAVY PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 9 h 40 mINFRARED RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/29---SOLAR NEUTRONS & GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/30---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/30---ATMOSPHERIC IONS--- No Data ---
Meppen9/30---THISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/3---SOLAR FLUX MEASUREMENTS IN UV--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/7---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/9F 2 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/9---TEST OF SEVERAL BALLOON SYSTEMS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/16---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/219 h 20 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/22---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/235 h 20 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura10/23F 6 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Kampala10/31---NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/6---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
Mildura11/1630 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mitchell (SD)11/21 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION + RADIOMETER TESTAborted flight
Paraná11/2610 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPESan Jorge, Santa Fe, Argentine
Mildura11/26---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Longreach11/26F ~ 8 hSPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Mildura12/49 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/262 hX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---