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
Holloman AFB (NM)1/616 hINFRARED CELESTIAL BACKGROUND MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Mildura1/144 h 20 mASHCAN + HIGH ALTITUDE DUST LAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/15F 6 hGAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Mildura1/155 h 50 mASHCAN + HIGH ALTITUDE DUST LAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
Mildura1/175 hASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/184 hSPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/31F 20 mLARGE SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TESTBalloon failure
Sanriku1/31---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/3---WHISTLERS (?)--- No Data ---
Longreach2/3---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNNo flight - Ground Abort
Palestine (TX)2/4F 4 hX-RAY POLARIMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/4---RUPTURE TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/6---WHISTLERS (?)--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)2/75 hUHF RELAY TEST--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/112 h 50 mDUSTSONDE. PARTICLES AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/12---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/13---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/1414 hOBSERVATION OF VENUS AND MARS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/16F 1 h 15 mTANDEM BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/18---HIGH ENERGY CERENKOV GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)2/19F 1 h 15 mGAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/35 hVIKING INSTRUMENTATION TEST--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)3/74 hINSTRUMENTATION TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/914 hPOWERED BALLOON EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)3/149 hUHF REPEATER TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/17F 1 h 30 mTANDEM BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/21---METEOROLOGICAL SONDE + TELECOMMANDIn Tibagi, Parana, Brazil
Albrook AFB, Panama3/215 h 50 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/212 h 20 mDUST COUNTER & AUSTRALIAN SAMPLER. COLLECTED DUST. PARTICLES AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/23---AIR SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/236 h 15 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/245 h 30 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/273 hOZONE, TEMPERATURE AND WATER VAPOUR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/2810 mINFLATION AND RELEASE TESTNo flight. Only launch test
Hyderabad3/294.8 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/31F 6 hDIGITIZED SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/31F 1 h 30 mAIR SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/??---NA (I) DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/46 h 55 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/526h 55mCONTROLLABLE X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)4/6---CHARGED PARTICLES DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/66 hASHCAN--- No Data ---
Point Barrow (AK)4/72 hWATER VAPOUR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/76 h 30 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/15---LCPS (Cloud Particle Size Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/15---LCPS (Cloud Particle Size Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon Failure
Hyderabad4/164 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/187.5 hMAGNETIC SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/19---CONTROLLABLE X-RAY TELESCOPEBalloon Failure
Hyderabad4/194 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/193 hPARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/205 h 30 mPOLLUTANT AND PARTICULATE DEBRIS COLLECTION--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)4/202 h 30 mCALIBRATION FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/211 hCARBON AND OZONE LEVELS MEASUREMENTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)4/212 h 30 mDUST AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/226 hPOLLUTANT AND PARTICULATE DEBRIS COLLECTION--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/246 h 45 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/25F 5 h 45 mTHERMAL TEST OF INSULATORS FOR INSTRUMENT PACKAGES--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/257 h 25 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura5/37 hASHCAN + HIGH ALTITUDE DUST LAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/3F 9 hBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Pierre (SD)5/3---PASSIVE COSMIC RAY DETECTORAborted Flight
Palestine (TX)5/4F 23 hLARGE AREA ELECTRONIC CERENKOV DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/441 hCOSMIC RAY PLASTIC STACKBalloon failure
Pierre (SD)5/424 h 30 mPASSIVE COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura5/5~7 hASHCAN + HIGH ALTITUDE DUST LAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/529 h 55 mFOUR COSMIC RAY DETECTORS - INTERCALIBRATION FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/5---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Mildura5/9~6 hASHCAN + HIGH ALTITUDE DUST LAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/9F 10 h 40 mOZONE MEASUREMENTS + UV MEASUREMENTS FROM STARS--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/987 hCOSMIC RAY PLASTIC STACK--- 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 ---
Mildura5/115 h 30 mASHCAN + HIGH ALTITUDE DUST LAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/113 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)5/1214 hATMOSPHERIC FREQUENCY PROPAGATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/122 hATMOSPHERIC FREQUENCY PROPAGATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 6 h 45 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 7 h 10 mPROPORTIONAL COUNTER HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/14F 30 h 15 mNEUTRON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/1469 h 10 mCOSMIC RAY PLASTIC STACK--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/1485 hCOSMIC RAY PLASTIC STACK--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/164 h 20 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTORPremature termination due to faulty backup timer
Laramie (WY)5/162 hOZONE + WATER VAPOUR + TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/162 hDUSTSONDE + TEMPERATURE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNPossible balloon failure. Landing in Arblade-le-Bas, France
Palestine (TX)5/19F 20 h 10 mPROPORTIONAL COUNTER HODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/192 hCALIBRATION FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/236 hINFRARED MEASUREMENTS--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)6/4F 7 h 55 mX-RAY SCINTILLATION DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/55h 30 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/55h 30 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/5~ 8 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Terrasson, France
Palestine (TX)6/6F 1 h 50 mAIR SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/65 h 40 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach6/66hASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/75 hSTRATOSPHERIC WIND PROFILE--- No Data ---
Longreach6/75h 40mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach6/95h 50mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/10F 9 h 23 mX-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/156 hSTRATOSPHERIC WIND PROFILE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/16F 8 h 17 mTEST OF NEW CIP AND GROUND STATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/1711 h 20 mX-RAY OBSERVATION OF VIRGO AND CRAB NEBULA--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/19F 6 h 25 mX-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/195 hSTRATOSPHERIC WIND PROFILE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/202 h 30 mCALIBRATION DATA--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour6/21---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/22F 7 h 38 mX-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/22---MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/23F 12 h 41 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/23---WATER VAPOUR--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/25---ION SPECTRA--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/25---ULF ATMOSPHERICS--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/251 h 30 mWINDSONDE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/262 h 15 mDUSTSONDE + IMPACTOR + TEMPERATURE SENSOR--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/262 h 30 mOZONE AND WATER VAPOUR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/27F 8 h 18 mTEST OF NEW CIP AND GROUND STATION--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)6/276 hTRANSPONDER TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/27---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/272 hWINDSONDE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/28F 11 h 45 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/284 hINFRARED ATMOSPHERIC EMISSION STUDY--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/282 h 15 mDUSTSONDE + IMPACTOR + TEMPERATURE SENSOR--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/29---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/295 hBALLOON PROFILE 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 ---
Chico (CA)7/122 hTRANSPONDER TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2019h 35mMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2123h 10mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2223h 50mHEAVY ION TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2219h 35mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Mildura7/264 h 30 mASHCAN + HIGH ALTITUDE DUST LAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/26F 7 hWATER VAPOUR MEASUREMENTS--- 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 ---
Mildura7/286 h 30 mASHCAN + HIGH ALTITUDE DUST LAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY--- 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
Mildura8/86 h 30 mASHCAN + HIGH ALTITUDE DUST LAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
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 ---
Palestine (TX)8/17---TEST OF SLOWING DESCENT SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/17---SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TECHNIQUE LAUNCH TEST--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/195 hVIKING PARACHUTE TEST - AV3 (Subsonic)--- No Data ---
Mildura8/243 h 30 mACOUSTIC ECHO SOUNDER (RADAR)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/28F 9 h 15 mINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/29---X-RAY ASTRONOMYBalloon Failure
Palestine (TX)8/30F 8 h 7 mX-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/6---INFRARED ASTRONOMYBalloon failure
Sanriku9/6---FLIGHT TEST--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)9/12F 8 h 40 mHIGH ENERGY NEUTRONS OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/12---MICROSTRUCTURE OF SOLAR DISK--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)9/126 hINFRARED ATMOSPHERIC EMISSION STUDY--- 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 ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)9/166 hINFRARED ATMOSPHERIC EMISSION STUDY--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)9/22F 8 hGAMMA RAY SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/22---GALACTIC X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)9/224 hINFRARED ATMOSPHERIC EMISSION STUDY--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/23---EBERT-FASTIE SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)9/252 hINFRARED ATMOSPHERIC EMISSION STUDY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/27---HIGH ENERGY ELECTRON TELESCOPEBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)9/27F 2 h 20 mMEASUREMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOUR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/28F 16 hMEASUREMENT OF COSMIC RAY ELECTRON FLUX AND ENERGY SPECTRUM--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)10/1F 2 h 25 mMEASUREMENTS OF ISOTROPIC FAR I.R. BACKGROUND--- No Data ---
Cape Girardeau (MO)10/125 h 50 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR25 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee, US
Palestine (TX)10/3F 17 h 20 mMEASUREMENT OF COSMIC RAY ELECTRON FLUX AND ENERGY SPECTRUM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/4F 9 h 10 mHIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/5F 18 h 40 mHIGH ENERGY ELECTRON TELESCOPE + NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + SPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/5---ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/76 h 6 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/8---ZODIACAL & STELLAR FIELD LIGHTBalloon burst
Aire Sur L'Adour10/8---PHOTOMETRY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/9--INFRARED TELESCOPEBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)10/10F 9 h 30 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/10---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/12F 14 hGISBE - IONIZATION SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Volsk10/12---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/12---PRIMARY ELECTRONS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/12---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/13F 11 h 30 mNEW TECHNIQUES IN LOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Mildura10/132 h 15 mAEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/14F 11 hINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/14---PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/16F 2 h 30 mMEASURE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE ATMOSPHERE--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)10/28F 22 h 40 mSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)11/5F 6 hLOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)11/112 h 30 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Longreach11/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/1F 4 hX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/2---TEST OF UPWIND LAUNCH TECHNIQUE FOR MICROMETEORITE COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/12---CHEMILUMINESCENT INSTRUMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/13---TEST OF UPWIND LAUNCH TECHNIQUE FOR MICROMETEORITE COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/285 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---