In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1977, 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)1/11F 30 mTEST OF RADAR REFLECTIVE TAPES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/11F 30 mTEST OF RADAR REFLECTIVE TAPES--- No Data ---
Page (AZ)1/19F 7 hSKY ANCHOR IFailure of one of the balloons at 50.000 ft
Mildura2/4---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/5---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/77 hAGATHEIn Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/87 hCESAR GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEIn Sao Joao Cajua - Paraná
Holloman AFB (NM)2/9---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/95 hOPALEIn Paraguacu Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hyderabad2/9---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/129 hOPALEIn Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/148 hCESAR GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEIn Maria Elena - Paraná
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/155 hOLNIn Cornelio Procópio - Paraná
Holloman AFB (NM)2/16---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Paardefontein2/17---MIR (Montgolfier Infra-Rouge)--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/177 hOLNIn Nova Esperanca - Paraná
Holloman AFB (NM)2/17---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Cold Lake (AB)2/1910 hCHEMILUMINESCENCE INSTRUMENT + SCANNING RADIOMETERIn coordinates 51.1º N - 106.5º W
Paardefontein2/25---MIR (Montgolfier Infra-Rouge)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/28F 4 h 30 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/15---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Broken Hill3/23F 7 hMICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)3/25---SSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPEBalloon Failure. Ground Abort
Albrook AFB, Panama3/30---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/316 hGAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/5F 6 hTEST FLIGHT - THERMAL STUDIES--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)4/5---SSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPEBalloon Failure. Ground Abort
Rio Cuarto4/136 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)--- No Data ---
Broken Hill4/15---EOSCOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/18F 4 h 30 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/25F 9 h102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/3F 2 h 30 mSPECTROPHOTOMETERNear Baytown, Texas, US
Hyderabad5/75 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/11F 14 h 50 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/14---ULTRAVIOLET TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/19---PIONNER VENUS PROBE PARACHUTE TESTOver the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US
Aberdeen (SD)5/20F 56 h 42 mCRISIS (Cosmic Ray Isotope Instrument System)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/22F 30 h 30 mMISO - GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/23---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/23---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2650 hSKY ANCHOR II--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)5/28F 8 h 20 mSSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPEBalloon burst at float. The instrument free-fell with the balloon and parachute attached, and impacted the ground near Marmarth, North Dakota, US
Aberdeen (SD)5/29---HEIST (High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope)Balloon Failure. Ground Abort
Palestine (TX)6/1---102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPEBalloon Failure
Palestine (TX)6/6F 8 h 30 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)6/6F 12 h 30 mHEIST (High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/7~ 10 hCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/10F 5 hSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/16 CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/22---PI / NI--- No Data ---
Grenada (MS)6/251 hSKY ANCHOR IIIFlight aborted at 4000 ft.
MCAS Tustin (CA)6/275 h 44 mATMOSAT AMERICA 5 (Heinsheimer - Neushal)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/7---EBERT-FASTIE SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/14F 20 mSTRATOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Mildura7/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Christchurch7/2884 dX-RAY RADIATION + COSMIC RAY IONIZATION + OZONE STUDIES--- No Data ---
Mildura8/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Trapani8/622 h 20 mTECHNOIn Aracena, Sevilla, Spain
Palestine (TX)8/11F 3 h 30 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Trapani8/1121 hPAMIn Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain
Christchurch8/1229 dX-RAY RADIATION + COSMIC RAY IONIZATION + OZONE STUDIES--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/14---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Christchurch8/25122 dX-RAY RADIATION + COSMIC RAY IONIZATION + OZONE STUDIES--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/316 h 45 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/2---SKY ANCHOR IVGround abort
Palestine (TX)9/3F 8 hX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Long Beach (CA)9/89 h 10 mATMOSAT AMERICA 6 (Heinsheimer - Neushal)San Bernardino National Forest, California, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/10---PI / NI--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/12 CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Pierre (SD)9/13F 40 hCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/1612 h 35 mBAT-1 (Balloon-Borne Astronomical Telescope)--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)9/18---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/20F 17 h 30 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/20F 30 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)9/24---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/26 CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/27---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/286 h 30 mSTRATCOM - VIII-B (Stratospheric Composition)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 29 h 15 mEMULSION CHAMBERS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/2930 h 30 mSTRATCOM - VIII-A (Stratospheric Composition)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/3028 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1F 20 hLARGE AREA COMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/3F 24 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/8---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
USCGC Point Judith10/1026 hATMOSAT AMERICA 7 (Heinsheimer - Neushal)Oxnard Beach, California, US
Hyderabad10/114 hINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/17---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/18F 8 h 15 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/19---LARGE AREA COMPTON TELESCOPEBalloon failure during launch
Hyderabad10/23---ANNA-6--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/25F 2 h 45 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/25F 30 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/26---SKY ANCHOR V--- No Data ---
Hyderabad10/273 h 50 mALBEDO-IND--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/3---NATALYA-1--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/47 hANNA-6--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/7---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/11F 55 h 45 mGERMANIUM GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/21F 47 h 45 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)11/24~ 4 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Natividade da Serra - Sao Paulo
Alice Springs11/24F 9 h 30 mNRL HARD X-RAY OBSERVATORY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/2F 15 mMEASUREMENTS OF STRATOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS--- No Data ---
Mildura12/16---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour12/193 dMIR (Montgolfier Infra-Rouge)--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)12/27~ 6 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTPayload not recuperable.