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)1/27F 2 h 10 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/27---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Mildura1/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- 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)2/27F 5 h 30 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/1---MEASUREMENTS OF VARIOUS STRATOSPHERIC SPECIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/1F 4 h 55 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Rio Cuarto4/41 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)Balloon failure
Palestine (TX)4/4F 1 h 45 mMEASUREMENTS OF VARIOUS STRATOSPHERIC SPECIES--- 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)4/22F 9 h 30 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATIONNear Arcadia, Louisiana, US
Aire Sur L'Adour4/233 hMETEOROLOGICAL SENSORS--- 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 25 mMEASUREMENTS OF VARIOUS STRATOSPHERIC SPECIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2F 11 h 20 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- 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 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 ---
Sanriku5/299 h 44 mBAT-1 (Balloon-Borne Astronomical Telescope)Near Mount Chokai, Tohoku, Japan
Sioux Falls (SD)5/297 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
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)6/24F 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 ---
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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/1---ASHCAN--- 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)9/16F 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 ---
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)10/11F 28 hCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/14F 6 hENGINEERING TEST FLIGHT--- 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
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
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 ---
Truth or Consequences (NM)12/16 PIONNER VENUS PROBE PARACHUTE TESTDropped over White Sands, New Mexico