In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1974, 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)1/7F 25 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Sanriku1/26---FLIGHT TEST (NYLON-12 FILM)--- No Data ---
Sanriku1/27---WHISTLERS (?)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/31---TEST FLIGHT OF NYLON BALLOON--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/3F 6 h 5 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Hyderabad2/12---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/16F 4 h 25 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/16F 8 h 5 mSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Harrisburg (PA)2/18---LIGHT HEART (Gatch)Dissapeared near Canary Islands
Hyderabad3/2---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/13F 4 h 50 mCOSMIC RAY BACKGROUND SPECTRUM DETERMINATION--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/19---GAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/268 hGAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Rio Cuarto4/116 hMEASUREMENTS OF LOW ENERGY GAMMA RADIATIONNear Ortiz Basualdo, Buenos Aires, Argentine
Palestine (TX)4/5F 2 h 55 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Rio Cuarto4/6---X-RAY ASTRONOMYBalloon Failure
Rio Cuarto4/64 hAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/138 hGAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/16F 1 h 25 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/23F 4 h 20 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/28---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/4F 29 h 50 mGAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- No Data ---
White Sands (NM)5/5~ 10 hLACATE (Lower Atmospheric Composition and Temperature Experiment)36 kms from the launch site.
Palestine (TX)5/6F 19 h 55 mMAGELLAN (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/7F 35 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Levelland (TX)5/7F 3 h 45 mATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION STUDY - LACATE PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/9F 4 h 42 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/13---GRID SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/171 h 35 mBEFS (Balloon Electric Field Sensor)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/22---STRATCOM - V (Stratospheric Composition)--- No Data ---
Hope (AR)5/23---SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/28---COSMIC-RAY SHORT PERIOD FLUCTUATION--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/30---PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF THE STRATOSPHERE--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/4---MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTSBoomerang flight. Balloon Burst
Sanriku6/7---HIGH ENERGY PARTICLESBoomerang flight
Palestine (TX)6/10F 6 h 55 mGAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/13---PRIMARY COSMIC RAYSBoomerang flight. Balloon Burst
Sanriku6/15---ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/207 hPOLAR NEPHELOMETERNear Silver City, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)6/277 hLIQUID HELIUM SPECTROMETER + OZONE DETECTORSouth of Phoenix, Arizona, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/4F 10 h 30 mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/6F 5 h 30 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Kourou7/784 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)Over the Amazonia, Brazil
Fort Churchill (MB)7/8---PROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Volsk7/10---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/11F 6 hDOUBLE COMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/15---MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/15F 8 h 50 mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/16---CHEMILUMINISCENT PROBE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/21---MULTIELEMENT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/22F 6 h 15 mHIGH ENERGY CERENKOV GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/22~ 22 hPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/3---MULTIELEMENT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/3---MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/811 hPARTICLE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/12F 21 hTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
N.Battleford (SK)8/13F 4 h 20 mX-RAY TELESCOPEN of Saskatchewan, Canada
Thompson (MB)8/18---X-RAY IMAGING DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)8/2711 h 45 mCOSMIC RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Kourou9/??---ATMOSAT TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/11---SOLAR ULTRAVIOLETLaunch failure
Sanriku9/13---BAT-1 (Balloon-Borne Astronomical Telescope)--- No Data ---
Watertown (SD)9/1346 h 25 mIRIS (IRon ISotopes)--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)9/1756 h 20 mCOSMIC RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)9/22---MULTIELEMENT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura9/25---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/30F 4 h 20 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1F 3 h 20 mMASS ESPECTROMETERNear Huntsville, Texas, US
S.J.dos Campos (SP)10/22.3 hTRAINING FLIGHT AND TELEMETRY TESTIn Cunha - Sao Paulo
Sanriku10/6---LEVEL TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)10/87 hTEST OF RADIOACTIVE SONDE--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/8---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/8---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/9F 8 h 50 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/9F 6 h 15 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/12F 6 h 30 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/17F 41 h 45 mMAGELLAN (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/18F 11 h 30 mMEASUREMENTS IN FAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/20F 8 h 55 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)10/246 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Franco da Rocha - Sao Paulo
Palestine (TX)10/24F 3 h 25 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Las Cruces (NM)11/112 hDA VINCI I (Craig - Engelmann - Imboden - Simons)Wagon Mound, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)11/12F 45 mPARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)11/147 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)11/2510 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Jaboticabal - Sao Paulo
Palestine (TX)11/25F 50 mMEASUREMENTS OF ATMOSPHERIC CONCENTRATIONS OF ATOMIC OXYGEN--- No Data ---
Mildura11/29---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/305 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/30---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Mildura12/3---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/10---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)12/2010 hCOMGATE (Compton Gamma Ray Telescope)In Timburi - Sao Paulo