In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1971, 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)1/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/16---CRISP (Cosmic Ray Ionization Spectrograph Experiment)Balloon failure at 52.000 ft.
Palestine (TX)1/19F 2 h 10 mTEST OF OMEGA DROPSONDE SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/21F 2 h 10 mTEST OF OMEGA BALLOON LOCATION SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Univ. Zambia - Lusaka1/254 h 30 mGAMMA RAY DETECTORRadio contact lost
Longreach1/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach1/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach1/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach2/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Univ. Zambia - Lusaka2/9---GAMMA RAY DETECTORLeaker balloon
Palestine (TX)2/13F 6 h 30 mHIGH ENERGY CERENKOV GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/22---SPECTRAL RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)3/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Ciudad Universitaria3/1112 hGAMMA RAY DETECTORBragado, Buenos Aires, Argentine
Mildura3/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura4/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/53.8 hX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura4/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/718 h 30 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort McMurray (AB)4/12---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/1312 hFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/13~ 5 hPHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERAS + MULTIESPECTRAL PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/21F 10 h 30 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)4/213 h 36 mX-RAY DETECTORSão Luís do Paraitinga, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hyderabad4/22---X RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/27---SOLAR INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Longreach4/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/28---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Longreach4/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach4/30---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/303 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/1F 7 h 55 mDOUBLE SCATTERING NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/13.5 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2F 6 h 20 mVACUUM MONSTER (Interplanetary Dust Collector)--- No Data ---
Longreach5/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/7F 11 h 40 mSSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPE--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/82 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)5/124 h 44 mX-RAY DETECTORChacara, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Hyderabad5/12---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 10 h 55 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/15~ 3 dLAPE (Large Area Plastic Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2548 hCREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)Payload lost at sea
Palestine (TX)5/25F 7 h 20 mDOUBLE SCATTERING NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/5F 9 h 45 mMEASUREMENTS OF ISOTROPY OF COSMIC BLACKBODY RADIATION--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/6F 6 hBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama6/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura6/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/10---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura6/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/15F 7 h 55 mLOW ENERGY GAS CERENKOV DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura6/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/229 h 10 mTHREE CHANNEL I.R. PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/24F 6 h 39 mUV TELESCOPEIn Sainte-Nathalène, Aquitaine, France
Mildura6/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/268 h 20 mSPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/278 h 40 mTHREE CHANNEL I.R. PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/29---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/29---SPECTRAL RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/3011hLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/2f 5 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPERoswell, New Mexico, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1110h 12mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/13f 4 h 35 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPESierra Blanca, Texas, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1812h 35mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2113h 5mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Trapani-Birgi7/23---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2810h 20mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/7---HIGH ENERGY NEUTRON DETECTORIn Corsicana, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/7---HIGH ENERGY NEUTRON DETECTORBalloon failure at launch. Payload not released.
Cardington8/266 h 27 mBUGS-1 (Bristol University Gas Scintillator)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/3---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/7---PARACHUTE TESTING--- No Data ---
Redstone Army Airfield, Huntsville (AL)9/9F 10 h 50 mSTRATOSCOPE II7 miles SE from Bald Knob, Arkansas, US
Paardefontein9/9---WIND SHEAR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/9---BAPE II (Balloon Atmospheric Propagation Experiment)--- No Data ---
Paardefontein9/11---WIND SHEAR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/13~ 4 hCOMMUNICATIONS EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/13---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/13---BAPE II (Balloon Atmospheric Propagation Experiment)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/14---MICROSTRUCTURE OF SOLAR DISK--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/15---SOLAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/16---SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/16---HEAVY PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/16---INFRARED POLARIMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/17---DIRECTION ADJUSTMENT DEVICE TESTING--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/17---COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/18---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/20---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
G.Whale River (QC)9/21---X-RAY AND ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTORS--- No Data ---
G.Whale River (QC)9/21---X-RAY AND ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/22---BAPE II (Balloon Atmospheric Propagation Experiment)--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)9/23---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24F 9 h 35 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Volsk9/24---FLUXGATE AND PROTON MAGNETOMETERS500 Kms East of the launch site
Aire Sur L'Adour9/24F 4 h 25 mSPARK CHAMBER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/26F 26 h 30 mNEUTRON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/28---CYGNUS X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/28F 29 h 10 mGAS CERENKOV COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 8 h 55 mMEASUREMENTS OF ISOTROPY OF COSMIC BLACKBODY RADIATIONMalakoff, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/30F 10 hINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/30---GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Cardington10/23 h 45 mINTERFEROMETERNear Rushden in Northants, England
Mildura10/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/6F 10 h 35 mHIGH ENERGY CERENKOV GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/6---ALPHA & HEAVY PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/6---OPC25 (Optical Particle Counter)--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/7---ELECTRIC FIELD--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/7F 11 h 40 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/9---GALACTIC INFRARED--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/10F 5 h 50 mSPARK CHAMBER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura10/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura10/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/19---PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERAS + MULTIESPECTRAL PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/24F 5 hTWIN INFRARED CORONOGRAPH--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/26---PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERAS + MULTIESPECTRAL PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/31F 8 h 15 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/3---PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERAS + MULTIESPECTRAL PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Longreach11/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Paraná11/15---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEGround abort. Inflation tube detached from balloon during inflation
Hyderabad11/154 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Paraná11/169 h 55 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPENear San Carlos, Santa Fe, Argentine
Hyderabad11/19---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Paraná11/209 h 50 mLOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY TELESCOPENear Monte Ralo, Cordoba, Argentine
Paraná11/2211 h 25 mGAMMA RAY AND NEUTRON MEASUREMENTS + PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIMENTNear Almafuerte, Cordoba, Argentine
Hyderabad11/243 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Paraná11/259 h 55 mLOW ENERGY GAS CERENKOV DETECTORNear La Paz, Mendoza, Argentina
Paraná12/111 h 10 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE + PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERANear Agua de Oro, Cordoba, Argentine
Paraná12/510 hLOW ENERGY GAS CERENKOV DETECTORNear Milagro, La Rioja, Argentine
Hyderabad12/9---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)12/17---CHARGED PARTICLES DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/183.8 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/28---OPC25 (Optical Particle Counter)--- No Data ---