In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1972, 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)1/15F 6 hGAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/184 hSPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku1/31---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/3---WHISTLERS (?)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/4F 4 hX-RAY POLARIMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/4---RUPTURE TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/6---WHISTLERS (?)--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/12---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/13---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/16F 1 h 15 mTANDEM BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/18---HIGH ENERGY CERENKOV GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/19F 1 h 15 mGAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/17F 1 h 30 mTANDEM BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/294.8 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/527 hCONTROLLABLE X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)4/6---CHARGED PARTICLES DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/15---LCPS (Cloud Particle Size Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/15---LCPS (Cloud Particle Size Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/164 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/187.5 hMAGNETIC SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/194 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/211 hCARBON AND OZONE LEVELS MEASUREMENTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/3F 9 hBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/5---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)5/930 hD-LAYER WHISPERING GALLERY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/930 hD-LAYER WHISPERING GALLERY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/113 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 7 h 10 mPROPORTIONAL COUNTER HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 6 h 45 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/14F 30 h 15 mNEUTRON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/19F 20 h 10 mPROPORTIONAL COUNTER HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/24---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/306 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/2---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour6/21---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/22---MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/23---WATER VAPOUR--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/25---ION SPECTRA--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/25---ULF ATMOSPHERICS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/27---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/29---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/305 hHARD X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/31 hMAGNETIC SPECTROMETERPremature Termination
Sanriku7/7---SOLAR NEUTRONS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/717h 15mMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)7/113 hVIKING PARACHUTE TEST - AV1 (Supersonic)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2019h 35mMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2123h 10mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2219h 35mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2223h 50mHEAVY ION TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)7/263 hVIKING PARACHUTE TEST - AV2 (Transonic)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2617h 55mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2620h 35mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2715h 50mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/1F 8 h 40 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/5F 13 h 35 mHIGH ENERGY NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Chamical8/7~ 4 hNEUTRON DETECTOR + PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERA12 km E of the town of Totoralejos, in the zone of Salinas Grandes, Cordoba province
Palestine (TX)8/11F 10 h 5 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/133 hVIKING PARACHUTE TEST - AV4 (Supersonic)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/195 hVIKING PARACHUTE TEST - AV3 (Subsonic)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/28F 9 h 15 mINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/6---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/6---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/9F 11 h 40 mHIGH ENERGY CERENKOV GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/10F 10 h 20 mINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/10---NIGHTGLOW INFRARED--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/112 hPOWERED BALLOON COMPONENT TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/12---MICROSTRUCTURE OF SOLAR DISK--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/13---ZODIACAL LIGHT--- No Data ---
Cape Girardeau (MO)9/1440 h 50 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/166 hPOWERED BALLOON COMPONENT TEST--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/16---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/18F 10 h 5 mHIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/18---COSMIC-RAY SHORT PERIOD FLUCTUATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/186 hSTRATCOM - III (Stratospheric Composition)--- No Data ---
Cape Girardeau (MO)9/1929 h 50 mNEUTRON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/20---SOLAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/21---SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/22---GALACTIC X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/23---EBERT-FASTIE SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/28F 13 h 30 mINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/30F 13 h 10 mSSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPE--- No Data ---
Cape Girardeau (MO)10/125 h 50 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR25 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee, US
Palestine (TX)10/4F 9 h 10 mHIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/5---ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/5F 18 h 40 mHIGH ENERGY ELECTRON TELESCOPE + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/76 h 6 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/8---ZODIACAL & STELLAR FIELD LIGHTBalloon burst
Palestine (TX)10/10F 9 h 30 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/10---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/12---PRIMARY ELECTRONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/12F 14 hGISBE - IONIZATION SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Volsk10/12---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura10/132 h 15 mAEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/14---PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/23F 3 h 10 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/264 h 10 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Red Deer (AB)10/31---MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/26 hSSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/4F 5 h 45 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)11/112 h 30 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Longreach11/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/12---CHEMILUMINESCENT INSTRUMENT--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/285 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---