In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1976, 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)1/12F 30 mMEASUREMENTS OF STRATOSPHERIC AEROSOLS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/17F 11 h 55 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/17F 5 h 55 mMEASUREMENTS OF HALOCARBONS AND METHANE IN THE ATMOSPHERE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/27F 2 h 10 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/27---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Mildura1/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/30---X-RAY TELESCOPEBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)2/8F 13 h 5 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/12---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palos Verdes (CA)2/1830 h 30 mATMOSAT AMERICA 1 (Heinsheimer - Neushal)Lukeville, Arizona, US
Palestine (TX)2/26---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/27F 5 h 30 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/9F 12 h 20 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/17F 55 mTRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/22---SPECTRUM OF COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATIONBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)3/31F 8 hSPECTRUM OF COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/1F 4 h 55 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/1---MEASUREMENTS OF VARIOUS STRATOSPHERIC SPECIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/4F 1 h 45 mMEASUREMENTS OF VARIOUS STRATOSPHERIC SPECIES--- No Data ---
Rio Cuarto4/41 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)Balloon failure
Palestine (TX)4/6---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/8F 6 h 45 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/171 hINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
San Angelo (TX)4/1931 h 44 mATMOSAT AMERICA 2 (Heinsheimer - Neushal)In Goodland, Kansas, US
Palestine (TX)4/21---DETECTION OF TRACE MOLECULAR SPECIES IN STRATOSPHEREBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)4/21F 9 h 55 mSPECTRUM OF SUBMILLIMETER COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/22F 9 h 30 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATIONNear Arcadia, Louisiana, US
Aire Sur L'Adour4/233 hMETEOROLOGICAL SENSORS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/25F 9 h 20 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)4/294 h 30 mLIQUID HELIUM SPECTROMETER + RADIOMETER + X-RAY DETECTOR3 miles S of Bear Lake, Alaska, US
Palestine (TX)5/2F 11 h 20 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2F 25 mMEASUREMENTS OF VARIOUS STRATOSPHERIC SPECIES--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/3---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/5 RADIOMETER + SPECTROMETER86 miles NNW of Eielson AFB, Alaska, US
Hyderabad5/9---GAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/10F 5 h 15 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATIONInside the Lake O' The Pines, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/10F 19 h 15 mNRL HARD X-RAY OBSERVATORY--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/1020 hGERMANIUM GAMMA RAY TELESCOPENear Rock Springs, Texas, US
Muskogee (OK)5/112 hSUPERPRESSURE TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/14---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/15F 8 h 20 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/15F 1 h 30 mMEASUREMENTS OF STRATOSPHERIC AEROSOLS--- No Data ---
Muskogee (OK)5/17---OBSERVATION OF GAMMA RAY BURSTSOperations Failure
Watertown (SD)5/17---SSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/18F 12 h 25 mMICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/19F 9 h 10 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/19---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/20F 40 hSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/2226 h 30 mPRIMARY COSMIC RAYS (Boomerang Flight)--- No Data ---
Muskogee (OK)5/2344 hOBSERVATION OF GAMMA RAY BURSTS--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/2536 hCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura5/26---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/26 RADIOMETER + SPECTROMETERPayload hit the ground during launch
Palestine (TX)5/28F 7 h 45 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)5/297 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/299 h 44 mBAT-1 (Balloon-Borne Astronomical Telescope)Near Mount Chokai, Tohoku, Japan
Palestine (TX)6/3---COSMIC RAY DETECTORBalloon failure
St.Louis (MO)6/824 hDA VINCI II (Engelmann - Simons)Griffin, Indiana, US
Palestine (TX)6/10F 13 h 55 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/16F 8 h 30 mFAR INFRARED PHOTOMETRY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/24F 12 hRADIOMETER II--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/1---EBERT-FASTIE SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palos Verdes (CA)7/432 h 30 mATMOSAT AMERICA 3 (Heinsheimer - Neushal)Death Valley, Nevada, US
Volsk7/5---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/6F 6 h 40 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/7F 10 h 45 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
St.Louis (MO)7/2326 hDA VINCI III (Engelmann - Simons)Near Moorehead, Kentucky, US
Palestine (TX)7/28F 1 hATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Trapani7/293 d 3 hHXR-76--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)7/30---FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/49 h 14 mCABBAGE (Cornell-Arizona Balloon-Borne Astronomy Group Experiment)Near Eldorado, Texas, US
Yorkton (SK)8/10---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/11F 11 h 50 mRADIOMETER III--- No Data ---
Trapani8/134 d 11 hGAMMA RAY DETECTORNear Gardner, Massachusetts, USA
Yorkton (SK)8/19---STRATOPROBE III--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/25---ENGINEERING AND TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/28---PROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/30---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/1F 11 h 55 mPROPAGATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION FROM LIGHTING--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/1---OZONOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/3F 8 h 20 mCOSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION STUDY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/8---ENGINEERING AND TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Mildura9/9---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Watertown (SD)9/1325 hIRIS (IRon ISotopes)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/14---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/15F 10 h 40 mINFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/16F 11 h 5 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/23F 26 hHIGH ENERGY COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/23---AGLAE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24F 20 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATIONBalloon Failure
Sioux Falls (SD)9/24---MULTIELEMENT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/27---STRATCOM - VII (Stratospheric Composition)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 27 h 20 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/30---SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETERBalloon Failure
Sioux Falls (SD)9/30F 17 hMULTIWIRE PROPORTIONAL COUNTER HODOSCOPENear Alpena, Michigan, US
Fairbanks (AK)9/30---X-RAY IMAGING DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/30---EXPERIMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/2F 1 h 20 mSTRATOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Milbridge (ME)10/6107 h 37 mSILVER FOX (Yost)Atlantic Ocean
Palestine (TX)10/9F 13 h 30 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/11F 28 hCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/13F 5 h 15 mDUAL REFLECTIVE CORONOGRAPH--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/14F 6 hENGINEERING TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/20F 7 hFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/21F 3 h60 CM INFRARED TELESCOPEPayload destroyed in free fall due to parachute malfunction.
Hyderabad11/1---COSMIC RAYS DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)11/42 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Paranavaí - Sao Paulo
Guaratinguetá (SP)11/510 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Aparecida - Sao Paulo
Guaratinguetá (SP)11/8---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Mato Grosso
Palestine (TX)11/10F 2 h 30 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)11/102 hBERENICEIn Morungaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mildura11/12---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)11/126 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTPayload lost in the sea
Guaratinguetá (SP)11/175 hOPALEIn Rio Paraiba, Sao Jose dos Campos, Paraná, Brazil
Guaratinguetá (SP)11/237 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Sarapuí - Paraná
Hyderabad11/24---GAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)11/269.4 hAGATHEIn Salto Grande, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Palestine (TX)11/29F 10 h 15 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)11/3011.54 hJUPITERIn Fazenda Santa Fe - Reginópolis - Sao Paulo
Palestine (TX)12/2F 2 h 40 mENGINEERING AND TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Parkes12/29 hX-RAY TELESCOPENear Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Guaratinguetá (SP)12/24.35 hCESAR GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEIn Cambuí - Minas Gerais
Palestine (TX)12/3F 3 hSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/4---PI / NI--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)12/5---IR VERTICALGuaratingueta - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Palestine (TX)12/8F 1 h 30 mSTRATOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Farmington (NM)12/87 hATMOSAT AMERICA 4 (Heinsheimer - Neushal)Monticello, Utah, US
Truth or Consequences (NM)12/132 h 20 mPIONNER VENUS PROBE PARACHUTE TESTTest aborted over White Sands due to cloud coverage in the drop zone. Package recovered
Palestine (TX)12/16---SKY ANCHOR TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/16F 5 h 25 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Truth or Consequences (NM)12/16 PIONNER VENUS PROBE PARACHUTE TESTDropped over White Sands, New Mexico