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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/17---ASHCANaborted flight by launch vehicle failure
Page (AZ)1/19F 7 hSKY ANCHOR IFailure of one of the balloons at 50.000 ft
Holloman AFB (NM)1/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/24---ASHCANBalloon burst at 35.000 ft
Holloman AFB (NM)1/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
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
Hyderabad2/9---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/95 hOPALEIn Paraguacu Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Holloman AFB (NM)2/9---SPECTROMETER--- 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
Palestine (TX)2/16F 12 h 15 mCOSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND STUDY--- No Data ---
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 ---
Palestine (TX)3/8F 3 h 20 mATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS OF AEROSOLS AND TRACE GASES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/15---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/23---ASHCANDuring aerial recovery, the winch in the C-130 plane failed and as a result the payload was destroyed
Broken Hill3/23F 7 hMICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)3/25---SSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPEBalloon Failure. Ground Abort
Albrook AFB, Panama3/27---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/29---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/30---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/31---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Hyderabad3/316 hGAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/2---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Palestine (TX)4/5F 6 hTEST FLIGHT - THERMAL STUDIES--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)4/5---SSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPEBalloon Failure. Ground Abort
Palestine (TX)4/6F 1 h 5 mSTRATOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT PROGRAM--- No Data ---
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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/22F 6 h 20 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/25F 9 h102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/26F 40 mSTRATOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/26F 55 mSTRATOSPHERIC COMPOSITION STUDY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/3F 2 h 30 mSPECTROPHOTOMETERNear Baytown, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)5/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/75 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/9---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Malden (MO)5/10F 12 h 55 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- 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)5/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/17---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/19---PIONNER VENUS PROBE PARACHUTE TESTOver the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US
Sanriku5/2012 hMAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)5/20F 56 h 42 mCRISIS (Cosmic Ray Isotope Instrument System)--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/219 h 20 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/22F 30 h 30 mMISO - GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/228 h 4 mXENON PROPORTIONAL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/23F 17 hGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT--- 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)6/8---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESBalloon Failure. Ground Abort
Palestine (TX)6/10F 5 hSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/157 hINFRARED RADIOMETERS--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/16 CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/21---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/22---PI / NI--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/23---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/24---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Palestine (TX)6/25F 4 hFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- 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 ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/27---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/29---ASHCAN--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)8/2F 8 hFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)8/17---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/22---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Christchurch8/25122 dX-RAY RADIATION + COSMIC RAY IONIZATION + OZONE STUDIES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/296 h 10 mSTRATOSPHERIC RADIATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/3010 h 30 mSTRATOSPHERIC COMPOSITION STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/31---PARACHUTE DROP TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/316 h 45 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/1---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Palestine (TX)9/2---SKY ANCHOR IVGround abort
Sanriku9/217 h 33 mSOLAR DISC OBSERVATION BY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/3F 8 hX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/7---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
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 ---
Malden (MO)9/26F 41 hCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/26 CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/27---X-RAY SOURCES OBSERVATIONBalloon burst at 15 km
Aire Sur L'Adour9/27---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/2878 h 40 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- 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 ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/30---QUADRUPOLE MASS SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1F 20 hLARGE AREA COMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Malden (MO)10/3F 40 h 10 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/327 h 40 mATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/3F 24 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/68 h 59 mBALLOON RELAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/68 h 22 mBALLOON RELAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/6---SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER--- 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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/12---ASHCANFailure in the aerial recovery operation. Payload was destroyed
Palestine (TX)10/13---SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETERBalloon failure at 2.1 km of altitude
Holloman AFB (NM)10/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/17---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/18F 8 h 15 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/19---LARGE AREA COMPTON TELESCOPEBalloon failure during launch
Holloman AFB (NM)10/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
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 ---
Alice Springs10/26F 8 h 15 mX-RAY OBSERVATIONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/27F 6 h 25 mHARD X-RAY SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/27---UV HYGROMETER--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)11/11---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/11F 5 h 10 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/11F 55 h 45 mGERMANIUM GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/1630 hGAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- 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 ---
Alice Springs11/30---X-RAY TELESCOPEBalloon failure at launch. Aborted fligth
Palestine (TX)12/1F 6 hATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/2F 15 mMEASUREMENTS OF STRATOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/7F 5 h 25 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Mildura12/11---NO2 MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Mildura12/13---NO2 MEASUREMENTS--- 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.
Palestine (TX)12/141F 7 h 55 mINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---