In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1973, 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)1/3F 2 h 45 mLOW ENERGY X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Oakey1/1614 dCARRIER BALLOON--- No Data ---
Oakey1/17154 dCARRIER BALLOON--- No Data ---
Oakey1/182 dCARRIER BALLOON--- No Data ---
Hyderabad1/183 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Oakey1/22---LONG DURATION GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/23F 2 hINTERPLANETARY DUST COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Oakey1/24---LONG DURATION GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Oakey1/25875 hCOSMIC RAYS EXPOSURE EFFECTS ON DIFFRENT SUBSTANCES--- No Data ---
Oakey1/2571 dCARRIER BALLOON--- No Data ---
Oakey1/25116 dCARRIER BALLOON--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/26F 6 h 20 mSEARCH OF X-RAY SOURCES--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)1/26---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Oakey1/29212 dMAGELLAN (Micrometeorite Collector)Lost over the Pacific Ocean
Oakey2/115 mMAGELLAN (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Sanriku2/1---ION SPECTRAPayload was cut off from balloon
Sanriku2/4---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/6F 6 hINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/10F 4 hDOUBLE COMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)2/104 hTELEMETRY AND TELECOMMAND TESTIn Nova Fátima - Paraná
Palestine (TX)2/15F 6 h 15 mCERENKOV COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)2/195 hNEUTRONSIn Cornelio Procópio - Paraná
S.J.dos Campos (SP)2/224 hNEUTRONSIn Maringá - Paraná
Palestine (TX)2/25---VERTICAL PROFILE OF WATER VAPOUR, AEROSOLS AND OZONE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/25---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)2/265 hOLNIn Martinópolis - Sao Paulo
Palestine (TX)2/27F 4 hDOUBLE COMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/28F 10 h 5 mCERENKOV COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/16 hBERENICEBetween Monteiro Lobato and Colorado, Paraná, Brazil
Mildura3/5---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/81.1 hBERENICEIn Roseira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/97 hNEUTRONSIn Jacarezinho - Paraná
Hyderabad3/97 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/109 hSPARK CHAMBER TELESCOPEIn Rolandia - Paraná
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/149 hX-RAY ASTRONOMYIn Assis - Sao Paulo
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/161 hGAMMA RAY ASTRONOMYIn Taubaté - Sao Paulo
Holloman AFB (NM)3/16---CHEMILUMINESCENT INSTRUMENT--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/209 hGALAXIEIn Canaéia - Paraná
Palestine (TX)3/21F 1 h 30 mLOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/21F 2 hAIR SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/2211 hSPARK CHAMBER TELESCOPEIn Rolandia - Paraná
Rio Claro (SP)3/268 hOPALEIn Borborema, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Palestine (TX)3/27F 2 hRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Rio Claro (SP)3/271 hX-RAY ASTRONOMYPayload lost
Rio Claro (SP)3/3010 mJuncao (???) Ge-LiPayload lost
Palestine (TX)4/2F 2 hRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/5F 1 h 30 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/6---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/11---TEST OF REEFING SLEEVE SYSTEMFlight aborted
Palestine (TX)4/18---VERTICAL PROFILE OF WATER VAPOUR, AEROSOLS AND OZONE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)4/18---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/25---INFRARED TELESCOPEBalloon Failure
Aire Sur L'Adour4/25---SOLAR INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2F 11 h 25 mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/3F 12 h 30 mHIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/4F 2 h 45 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/51 h 30 mSATELLITE SUBSYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/7F 9 h 55 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/8---LOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMYBalloon Failure
Palestine (TX)5/9F 8 hSSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/12F 3 hINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 6 h 20 mENGINEERING FLIGHT OF GAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 8 h 50 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/14---GRID SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/15F 12 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)5/15---PLASTIC AND NUCLEAR EMULSIONES + CERENKOV DETECTORBalloon Failure
Palestine (TX)5/16F 19 hHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/16---EBERT-FASTIE SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)5/17F 8 hPLASTIC AND NUCLEAR EMULSIONES + CERENKOV DETECTORBalloon Failure
Holloman AFB (NM)5/17---EPSILON AEROSOL SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/20F 10 h 5 mTEST FLIGHT OF LARGE AREA X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Longreach5/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)5/22---PLASTIC AND NUCLEAR EMULSIONES + CERENKOV DETECTORBalloon Failure
Palestine (TX)5/24F 45 mSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/24---COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION MEASUREMENTSBalloon Failure
Holloman AFB (NM)5/24---EPSILON AEROSOL SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/25---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/27---BOOMERANG FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/29F 10 h 40 mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/29---EPSILON AEROSOL SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/4---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/5---PRIMARY ELECTRONS (Boomerang Flight)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/7---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/12~ 7 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Saint Pardoux, France
Paardefontein6/1419 dISEN 1Near Antarctica
Palestine (TX)6/15F 8 h 40 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/16F 12 h 30 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/16---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/19---VERTICAL PROFILE OF WATER VAPOUR, AEROSOLS AND OZONE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/19F 6 h 20 mHIGH ENERGY GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Volsk6/20---SATURN - Soviet Stratospheric Solar Observatory--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/21---LOW ENERGY X-RAY DETECTORBalloon Failure
Paardefontein6/21+ 140 dISEN 2--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/22F 8 h 30 mLIQUID SCINTILLATION DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/22F 14 hINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/22---CHEMILUMINESCENT INSTRUMENT--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/2---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/10F 4 h 5 mLOW ENERGY X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/10F 6 h 45 mHIGH ENERGY GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNRecovered in Siberia, USSR
Fort Churchill (MB)7/18---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)7/18---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Kamchatka7/21---PROTON MAGNETOMETERIn Saratov region, Russia
Palestine (TX)7/23F 8 h 45 mHIGH ENERGY CERENKOV GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/24---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/27---INFRARED TELESCOPEBalloon Failure
Palestine (TX)7/27F 6 h 30 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Rangiroa8/1---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/6F 5 hX-RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/9F 9 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Rangiroa8/15---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Thompson (MB)8/1522 hCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/20~ 1 h 30 mGAMMA-10 TELESCOPEBalloon failure at 20 km. As an aftermath the failure of the parachute provoked the free fall of the gondola which resulted destroyed.
Palestine (TX)8/22---VERTICAL PROFILE OF WATER VAPOUR, AEROSOLS AND OZONE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/22---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Rangiroa8/23---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Rangiroa8/26---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/28F 6 h 30 mX-RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Rangiroa8/31---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/8F 8 h 55 mFAR INFRARED SKY SURVEY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/8F 13 h 50 mDOTTY X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/9F 2 hAIR SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/101 h 40 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Auch, France
Mildura9/15---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/15---MICROSTRUCTURE OF SOLAR DISK--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)9/17F 63 h 10 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)9/1882 hEMULSION PLATES STACK50 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Palestine (TX)9/20F 10 h 45 mFAR INFRARED SKY SURVEY--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)9/25F 61 h 55 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/26---EMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/28F 25 h 25 mEMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/28---GAMMA RAY SPARK CHAMBER + TWO X-RAY DETECTORSBalloon Failure
Sanriku9/28---COSMIC-RAY SHORT PERIOD FLUCTUATIONBalloon Ruptured on ground
Palestine (TX)9/29F 40 h 10 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/29---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1F 30 hCERENKOV LIGHT DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1F 45 h 30 mEMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/1---NIGHTGLOW (O2 & OH)--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/2---ZODIACAL LIGHT--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/3F 14 hIONIZATION CHAMBERS + CERENKOV COUNTERS--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/3---SOLAR X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/6F 10 hGAMMA RAY SPARK CHAMBER + TWO X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/6---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)10/72 hCHARGED PARTICLESIn Ilha grande - Rio de Janeiro
Palestine (TX)10/8---LARGE AREA X-RAY SCINTILLATION DETECTORSBalloon Failure
Palestine (TX)10/8F 21 h 10 mEMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/9---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/12F 11 h 40 mCOSMIC RAY MEASUREMENTS + UV TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/12---ION SPECTRA--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/12---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)10/13F 8 h 10 mENGINNERING FLIGHT OF GAMMA RAY DETECTOR FOR COS-B SATELLITE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/17F 3 hIONIZATION CHAMBER + OZONE SENSOR--- No Data ---
Mildura10/17---ASHCAN + WATER VAPOUR + AEROSOLS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/17F 9 h 30 mLARGE AREA X-RAY SCINTILLATION DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/18---ELECTRIC FIELD & GRAVITY WAVES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/19F 10 h 25 mSTRATCOM - IV (Stratospheric Composition)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/19F 9 h 30 mIONIZATION CHAMBERS + CERENKOV COUNTERS--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)10/2010 hCHARGED PARTICLESIn Andrelandia - Minas Gerais
Sanriku10/24---GAMMA RAY SHOWERBalloon Burst
Palestine (TX)10/26F 4 h 20 mFAR INFRARED SPECTROMETERAnniston, Alabama, US
Laramie (WY)10/26---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/29F 4 h 50 mTWIN INFRARED CORONOGRAPH--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/??3 h 45 mGE-LI DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Paraná11/61 hAIR SAMPLING INSTRUMENT + PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERABovril, Entre Rios, Argentine
Laramie (WY)11/10---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/11---MICRO-METEORITE COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/13---CHEMILUMINESCENT INSTRUMENT--- No Data ---
Paraná11/147 hAIR SAMPLING INSTRUMENT + PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERANear Montiel, Entre Rios, Argentine
Palestine (TX)11/15F 4 h 50 mMICRO-METEORITE COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Paraná11/15F 10 h 25 mOBSERVATIONS OF INFRARED ASTRONOMICAL SOURCESNear Basavilbaso, Entre Rios, Argentine
Palestine (TX)11/16---VERTICAL PROFILE OF WATER VAPOUR, AEROSOLS AND OZONE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/16---SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Paraná11/188 hSPECTRUM AND INTENSITY OF GAMMA RADIATION + SOLAR POINTER + PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERA--- No Data ---
Longreach11/1812 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Paraná11/206 hOBSERVATIONS OF INFRARED ASTRONOMICAL SOURCES--- No Data ---
Paraná11/25~ 10 hNEUTRON DETECTOR + PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERAIn Las Varas, Cordoba, Argentine
Hyderabad11/272 hCARBON AND OZONE LEVELS MEASUREMENTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE--- No Data ---
Paraná12/1---OBSERVATIONS OF INFRARED ASTRONOMICAL SOURCES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/750 mTEST OF NEW FILM FOR BALLOONS--- No Data ---
Paraná12/8F 10 h 20 mOBSERVATIONS OF INFRARED ASTRONOMICAL SOURCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/10---102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/124 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/141 hTEST OF NEW FILM FOR BALLOONS--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---