In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1975, 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)1/6---X-RAY TELESCOPEBalloon failure
Holloman AFB (NM)1/21---EPSILON AEROSOL SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad1/24---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad1/24---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)1/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad1/30---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Hyderabad2/22 h 30 mREMOTE SENSING--- No Data ---
Mildura2/7---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/7F 20 mMEASUREMENTS OF VARIOUS STRATOSPHERIC SPECIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/9F 4 h 30 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/10---CRYOGENIC SAMPLERBalloon failure
Mildura2/10---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad2/113 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/12F 5 h 20 mBUGS-2 (Bristol University Gas Scintillator)--- No Data ---
Fortaleza (CE)2/126 hOBSERVATION OF X-RAYSIn Paramoti - Ceará
Fortaleza (CE)2/1520 mOBSERVATION OF SCOX1 AND THE GALACTIC CENTERIn Serra de Maranguapé - Ceará
Fortaleza (CE)2/176.45 hOBSERVATION OF THE GALACTIC CENTERIn Cumbucu / Caucaia - Ceará
Holloman AFB (NM)2/199 h 15 mLIQUID HELIUM SPECTROMETER + RADIOMETER + X-RAY DETECTOR10 miles E of Big Springs, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)2/20F 6 h 40 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Fortaleza (CE)2/218 hOBSERVATION OF X-RAYSIn Fortin near Aracatí - Ceará
Mildura3/4---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/14---X-RAY EXPERIMENTBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)3/14F 11 h 25 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/25F 3 h 30 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Thompson (MB)4/??---X-RAY IMAGING DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura4/2---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/3---INFRARED TELESCOPEBalloon failure
Mildura4/3---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/13---OZONOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/15---TEST FLIGHT OF SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/30---CONDENSATION NUCLEI COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)4/30---SPECTRAL RADIOMETER70 miles NW of Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, US
Palestine (TX)5/1F 37 h 20 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura5/2---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)5/5---SPECTRAL RADIOMETER55 miles W of Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, US
Eielson AFB (AK)5/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/7---TEST OF BALLOON DESTRUCTION LINE--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/8F 16 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/8F 29 h 20 mEMULSION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/8---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/10F 9 h 40 mOBSERVATIONS OF ANISOTROPIES OF COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/10F 23 h 50 mGAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/10 GAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 26 h 25 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/14~ 8 hX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)5/16---SPECTRAL RADIOMETER62 miles NW of Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, US
Palestine (TX)5/17F 10 h 20 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/17F 9 hSPEKTROSTRATOSKOP--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/18F 13 h 40 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/22F 23 hX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/23---COSMIC-RAY SHORT PERIOD FLUCTUATION--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/25---ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION--- No Data ---
Mildura5/28---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/29---MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTSBoomerang flight.
Mildura5/30---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/30---ULTRA HIGH ENERGY PARTICLESBoomerang flight. Balloon burst.
Palestine (TX)6/1F 13 h 20 mX-RAY OBSERVATIONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/2F 7 h 15 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)6/5---CRYOGENIC WHOLE AIR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/6F 6 h 10 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/7---SAM IIBalloon failure. Payload recovered a month later.
Palestine (TX)6/11F 11 h 10 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/12F 7 h 25 mTEST OF CIP PACKAGE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/13F 4 h 25 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/13---AIRGLOW & ZODIACAL LIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/15F 8 h 50 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/16---GALACTIC INFRARED OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/17---BAT-1 (Balloon-Borne Astronomical Telescope)--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/20---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING (BOOMERANG PROGRAMMED FLIGHT)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/21F 8 hSUBMILIMETER SURVEY OF THE SKY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/23---TEST OF BALLOON DESTRUCTION LINE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/23F 6 h 20 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/23---TEST OF RIP LINE AND VALVE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/23---TEST OF A NEW BALLOON RESTRAINING SYSTEMBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)6/26---TEST FLIGHT OF CARRIER BALLOON SYSTEMBalloon failure
Seychelles6/262 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)6/26---CRYOGENIC WHOLE AIR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Kamchatka6/26---PROTON MAGNETOMETERIn Saratov region, Russia
Palestine (TX)6/27F 5 h 20 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/27F 8 h 50 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/273 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/289 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/291 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Kamchatka6/29---PROTON MAGNETOMETERIn Saratov region, Russia
Seychelles6/308 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/1F 6 h 45 mSUBMILIMETER SURVEY OF THE SKY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/1F 8 h 25 mTEST FLIGHT OF CARRIER BALLOON SYSTEM ELECTRONICS PACKAGE--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/16 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/26 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)7/3---DETECTOR DE RAYOS X + VLFGround level squib firing. No flight
Seychelles7/31 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)7/4---DETECTOR DE RAYOS X + VLF--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/41 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/51 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)7/5---DETECTOR DE RAYOS X + E-FIELD--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/7F 3 h 20 mMASS ESPECTROMETERW of Midland, Texas, US
Roberval (QC)7/8---DETECTOR DE RAYOS X + VLFGround level squib firing. No flight
Aire Sur L'Adour7/8---OPALE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/9F 5 h 5 mSUBMILIMETER SURVEY OF THE SKY--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)7/9---DETECTOR DE RAYOS X + E-FIELD--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour7/94 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)7/11---DETECTOR DE RAYOS X + VLF--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/113 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/113 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/122 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/125 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/12F 12 h 40 mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/13F 4 h 35 mX-RAY EMISSION FROM HER X-1, CYG X-1 AND CYG X-3--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/131 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/148 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/152 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)7/15---DETECTOR DE RAYOS X + VLF--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/162 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/176 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/174 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/18F 55 mMEASUREMENTS OF VARIOUS STRATOSPHERIC SPECIES--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)7/18---DETECTOR DE RAYOS X + E-FIELD--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/186 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/182 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/1910 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/191 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/19F 13 h 30 mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/203 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/2110 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/212 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/227 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)7/22---DETECTOR DE RAYOS X + E-FIELD--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/229 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/232 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/234 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/243 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/244 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Karasjok7/25---IMS INSTRUMENT--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/282 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/293 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/303 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles7/313 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles8/12 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles8/13 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/2---PROJECT STRATOPROBEBalloon failure
Seychelles8/22 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles8/47 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles8/42 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Mildura8/5---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Trapani8/5F 84 h 10 mNUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GAMMA RAY DETECTOR32 kilometers E of Lexington, Kentucky, US
Seychelles8/52 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles8/64 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles8/63 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/8---PROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/10F 14 h 30 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Langmuir Lab. (NM)8/121 hBEFS (Balloon Electric Field Sensor)--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/14F 11 h 5 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/17F 18 h 30 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/24F 12 h 20 mFAR INFRARED SOLAR SPECTRUM MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/26F 20 h 55 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/29F 8 h 5 mRADIOMETER I--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/30F 7 h 25 m40 CM INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/6F 9 h 5 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/7F 8 h 10 mHIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Watertown (SD)9/7---SSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/8F 3 h 45 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/97 h 30 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/11---SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET--- No Data ---
Kourou9/1459 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)Over Micronesia
Palestine (TX)9/15---HIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPHBalloon Failure
Laramie (WY)9/16---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/16F 8 h 50 mHIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/16---MICROSTRUCTURE OF SOLAR DISKBalloon Burst
Kourou9/1856 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)Over Borneo
Palestine (TX)9/21F 16 h 10 mMASS ESPECTROMETERPayload freefall from 30 km. Impact 6.5 miles from Mexican border near Del Rio, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/22F 9 h 30 m40 CM INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/23---SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Muskogee (OK)9/2367 hENERGY SPECTRA OF HEAVY PRIMARY NUCLEAR COSMIC RAYS--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/23---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/2333 h 38 mSTRATCOM - VI-A (Stratospheric Composition)30 km SE of Holbrook, Arizona, US
Mildura9/24---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/24120 hGAMMA RAY BURST OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/25F 12 h 50 mSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Kourou9/2526 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)Near Ceilan, Indian Ocean
Palestine (TX)9/26F 29 h 30 mHIGH RESOLUTION INFRARED MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Mildura9/26---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/26 STRATCOM - VI-B (Stratospheric Composition)Near Deming, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)9/28F 53 h 50 mBUGS-2 (Bristol University Gas Scintillator)--- No Data ---
Kourou9/2935 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)In central Pacific Ocean
Palestine (TX)9/30---COSMIC RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Muskogee (OK)10/136 h 20 mENERGY SPECTRA OF HEAVY PRIMARY NUCLEAR COSMIC RAYS--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)10/230 hCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/2---GRID SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Kourou10/322 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)In the African coast
Palestine (TX)10/4F 12 h 50 mTEST FLIGHT OF SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/4---HERCULES & CYGNUS X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/5F 14 h 30 mGAMMA RAY BURSTS OBSERVATIONS--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/6---ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRIC FIELD--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/7F 42 h 45 mCOSMIC RAY ELECTRON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Kourou10/739 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)In the Central Atlantic Ocean
Palestine (TX)10/9F 9 h 25 mHARD X-RAY OBSERVATIONS--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/9---OZONE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/910 hGERMANIUM GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/10F 7 h 55 mINFRARED OBSERVATIONS--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/11---IONS & AEROSOLS MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Kourou10/1227 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)Over Micronesia
Kourou10/1411 h 45 mATMOSAT TESTIn the Atlantic Ocean
Holloman AFB (NM)10/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Kourou10/1624 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)In central Pacific Ocean
Palestine (TX)10/17F 70 hMICRO-METEORITE COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/18F 4 h 20 mHIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/19F 2 h 15 mMEASUREMENTS OF STRATOSPHERIC AEROSOLS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Kourou10/2224 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)Over Micronesia
Palestine (TX)10/27F 7 hGAMMA RAY BURSTS OBSERVATIONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/28F 4 hTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/30F 9 h 20 m40 CM INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Kourou10/3018 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)Over Northwest Africa
Holloman AFB (NM)10/31---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/4F 7 h 30 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Kourou11/536 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)Northwest of Southamerica
Holloman AFB (NM)11/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/6F 8 h 25 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Kourou11/633 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)Northwest of Southamerica
Holloman AFB (NM)11/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/2160 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Resende (RJ)11/239 hSPARK CHAMBER GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEIn Angatuba - Sao Paulo
Resende (RJ)11/298 hGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENTIn Getulina - Sao Paulo
Holloman AFB (NM)12/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Resende (RJ)12/310 hSPARK CHAMBER GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEIn Tupá - Sao Paulo
Resende (RJ)12/99 hGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENTIn Vista do Paraiso - Paraná
Mildura12/12---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour12/17---OZONOMETER--- No Data ---