In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1970, 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)1/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad1/93 hGAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad1/16---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hobbs (NM)1/19---INFRARED TELESCOPEBalloon ruptured at release. No flight
Albrook AFB, Panama1/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hobbs (NM)1/21F 12 h 20 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura1/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad1/281 hX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura1/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hobbs (NM)1/29F 4 h 55 mCOSMIC RAYS CHARGE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Mildura1/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Oboziersky2/5F 2 h 37 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura2/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)2/13---ELECTRIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/16F 50 mPRACTICE DYNAMIC LAUNCH TECHNIQUEIn Lufkin, Texas, US
Casa Grande (AZ)2/25---HEAVY LOAD BALLOON TESTBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)2/26F 7 h 35 mSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Mildura2/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/27F 25 mSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Mildura2/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Casa Grande (AZ)3/7---TANDEM BALLOON TESTBalloon failure
Mildura3/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Volsk3/13---FLUXGATE MAGNETOMETER600 Kms East of the launch site
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/152 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Casa Grande (AZ)3/16---NYLON BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Casa Grande (AZ)3/21---NYLON BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/23F 1 h 55 mSSCM I TEST FLIGHT - PROJECT HAPPEIn Many, Louisiana, US
Mildura3/25F 11 h 20 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/26F 14 h 20 mSTRATOSCOPE II--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/3f 7 h 55 mMEASURE GAMMA RAYS AND NEUTRONS--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)4/6---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/6f 3 h 10 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/155 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/21F 3 hVACUUM MONSTER (Interplanetary Dust Collector)--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach4/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/24---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Thompson (MB)4/25---X-RAY AND ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Longreach4/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach4/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/284 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Longreach4/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/293 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/1F 39 h 50 mMEASURE CHARGE SPECTRUM OF COSMIC RAYS--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/1---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Thompson (MB)5/2---X-RAY AND ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/24 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/43.5 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/54 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/5F 33 h 5 mCREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Thompson (MB)5/7---X-RAY AND ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/83.5 hMAGNETIC SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/16F 10 hORIENTED EMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/17F 22 h 30 mMEASURE CHARGE SPECTRUM OF HEAVY COSMIC RAYS NUCLEI--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/20---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEPremature termination during launch. Aborted flight
Eielson AFB (AK)5/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ascension5/273 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/30F 8 h 50 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPEBig Springs, Texas, US
Ascension6/129 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS
Palestine (TX)6/57 h 50 mGAMMASCOPE IVWest of Balinger, Texas, US
Ascension6/8---GHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLSBalloon failure at launch
Mildura6/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura6/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ascension6/11105 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/15F 6 h 35 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPEPecos, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/18---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/198 hTHREE CHANNEL I.R. PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/199 h 50 mTHREE CHANNEL I.R. PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/22---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/2214 h 30 mPROTON ALPHA ELECTRON SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Ascension6/22134 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/22F 7 hPLASTIC SCINTILLATOR COUNTER--- No Data ---
Paardefontein6/23---WIND SHEAR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Ascension6/2370 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Mildura6/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ascension6/24123 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/24---SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/2514 h 30 me± MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/25---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/27---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/279 h 45 mGAMMASCOPE IVIn Elephant Butte Reservoir, New Mexico, US
Paardefontein6/29---WIND SHEAR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Ascension6/2963 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/29F 6 h 10 mPLASTIC SCINTILLATOR COUNTER--- No Data ---
Volsk6/30---FLUXGATE MAGNETOMETER300 Kms West of the launch site
Aire Sur L'Adour6/30---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Ascension6/3047 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Ascension7/1---GHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLSBalloon failure at launch
Mildura7/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ascension7/323 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/514 h 40 me± MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Ascension7/6120 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/7---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/7---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Mildura7/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
NAS Lakehurst (NJ)7/7---TEST OF MOTHER GHOST BALLOON--- No Data ---
Ascension7/8129 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/10F 5 h 30 mSSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPEIn Midland, Texas, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/11---APOLLO MISSION HELMET (Cosmic Ray Study)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1114 he± MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/158 h 55 mIR MAPPING OF GALACTIC CENTER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/15---DIRECTION ADJUSTMENT DEVICE TESTING--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/16 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATIONBalloon failure at launch. Aborted flight
Fort Churchill (MB)7/18---HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1822 he± MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/20---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/21---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/26---SOLAR NEUTRONS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi7/26---SOLAR X-RAYS--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/28 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION6 miles N of Claremont, South Dakota, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/29---ELECTRIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/29F 3 h 30 mIMP (Inertial Measurements Payload)--- No Data ---
Volsk7/30---SATURN - Soviet Stratospheric Solar Observatory--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/30---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/5 SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION4 miles N of Doland, South Dakota, US
NAS Lakehurst (NJ)8/5F 30 h 5 mTEST OF MOTHER GHOST BALLOON--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/13F 10 hSESAME (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/26---CRISP (Cosmic Ray Ionization Spectrograph Experiment)Balloon failure at 48.000 ft.
S.St.Paul (MN)8/31---CREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)Aborted Flight
Haranomachi8/31---SCORPIO X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/2---SOLAR GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/4F 345 hCREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)20 miles W of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Haranomachi9/4---MAGNETIC FIELD--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/5---SOLAR NEUTRONS & GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/5---NIGHTGLOW INFRARED--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/7---CYGNUS X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/8---DIRECTION ADJUSTMENT DEVICE TESTING--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/9---IONIZATION STUDIES--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/11---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/13---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/14---SOLAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/15F 5 h 35 mSPARK CHAMBER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/16F 8 hPLASTIC SCINTILLATOR COUNTER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/16---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Mildura9/16---ASHCANBalloon Failure
Mildura9/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura9/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/18F 7 h 55 mSSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPEIn Paducah, Texas, US
Eielson AFB (AK)9/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)9/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/19---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)9/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/20---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)9/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/21---ATMOSPHERIC IONS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/24F 4 h 10 mSPARK CHAMBER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/24---PRIMARY ELECTRONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24F 12 h 55 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/24---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/25F 3 h 38 mPLASTIC SCINTILLATOR COUNTER--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/25---ULF ATMOSPHERICS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/27---CYGNUS X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/28---PRIMARY HEAVY PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Haranomachi9/29---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 9 h 50 mLOW ENERGY GAS CERENKOV DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura9/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)9/30---NYLON BALLOON TESTBalloon failure
Haranomachi9/30---GALACTIC GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)10/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Haranomachi10/2---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Mildura10/2---ASHCANBalloon failure
Haranomachi10/2---SOLAR NEUTRONS--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)10/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)10/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/5F 3 h 1 mUV TELESCOPEIn Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Palestine (TX)10/10F 14 h 36 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)10/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)10/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/14f 8 h 20 mHIGH ENERGY GAMMA RAY SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Mildura10/1510 hX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/16F 10 h 5 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Ascension10/207 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/20F 6 h 25 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Upham (NM)10/21~ 8 hBAPE I (Balloon Atmospheric Propagation Experiment)Near Roswell, New Mexico, US
Ascension10/2119 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/21F 8 h 55 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Paraná10/224 h 20 mGAMMA RAY OBSERVATIONAt 31º 47' S - 58º 19' W, near the town of Ubajay, Entre Rios province
Ascension10/22155 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Ascension10/232 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Ascension10/2454 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama10/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama10/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
White Sands (NM)10/28---EPSILON AEROSOL SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama10/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ascension10/29---GHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLSBalloon failure at launch
Albrook AFB, Panama10/30---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ascension10/3096 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Ascension10/312 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Ascension11/1---GHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLSBalloon failure at launch
Aire Sur L'Adour11/2---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/2---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Ascension11/213 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
White Sands (NM)11/34 h 22 mPOLAR NEPHELOMETERNear the New Mexico-Texas border, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Paraná11/82 h 15 mGAMMASCOPE IVAt 31º 23' S - 60º 07' W, near the town of Pueblo Brugo Entre Rios province
Ascension11/95 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ascension11/1011 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/1114 h 25 mIONIZATION SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Ascension11/1224 dGHOST (Global horizontal sounding technique) - Nimbus-D / IRLS--- No Data ---
Paraná11/1315 hSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETERAt 31º 29' S - 67º 22' W, near the town of Marayes, San Juan province
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Paraná11/1812 h 45 mGAMMA RAY OBSERVATIONAt 31º 44' S - 62º 44' W, near the town of El Arañado, Cordoba province
Hyderabad11/184 hX-RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Paraná11/2518 h 21 mGAMMASCOPE IVAt 33º 02' S - 66º 36' W, near the town of San Isidro, Mendoza province
Hyderabad11/266 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Paraná11/278 h 45 mSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETERAt 31º 20' S - 64º 50' W, near the town of Icho Cruz, Cordoba province
Hyderabad12/25 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/10---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Mildura12/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura12/19---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/31---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---