In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1978, 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
Holloman AFB (NM)1/19---ABLS (Air Balloon Launch System)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/26F 5 h 40 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Mildura2/13---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Cold Lake (AB)2/145 hCHEMILUMINESCENCE INSTRUMENT + SCANNING RADIOMETERIn coordinates 52.6º N - 111.5º W
Reconquista2/246 hPLASTIC SCINTILLATOR--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)2/24~ 3 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Piracicaba - Sao Paulo
Palestine (TX)2/28---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Quixeramobim (CE)3/8---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Quixeramobim (CE)3/9---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/1730 mTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Santa Izabel - Sao Paulo
Palestine (TX)3/22F 11 h 10 mTEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/27F 30 mLHR (Laser Heterodyne Radiometer)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/6---BAMM (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)Failed flight
Hyderabad4/73 h 30 mX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/136 hGAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/24---INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/26F 8 h 15 m60 CM INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)4/30F 7 h 10 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/2---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/8F 6 h 20 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/14F 9 h 45 m60 CM INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Malden (MO)5/16F 16 h 30 mSKY ANCHOR VI--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/23---102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPEBalloon Failure at 20.7 km
Sanriku5/25---FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/30F 4 hSKY ANCHOR VII--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/30F 8 h 30 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen5/316 h 20 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/2---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)6/22 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Arthur Nogueira - Sao Paulo
Oberpfaffenhofen6/25 h 2 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)6/44 hOLINDAIn Cambuí - Minas Gerais
Palestine (TX)6/5F 30 mLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/7---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Point Barrow (AK)6/8---BEEPS (Balloon Electrical Environment Profiling Systems)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/9F 4 h 30 mMSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System) + UV EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Laupheim6/114 h 48 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Point Barrow (AK)6/12---BEEPS (Balloon Electrical Environment Profiling Systems)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/19F 13 hSOLAR TELESCOPE + MICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen7/131 h 12 mLIMS GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Trapani7/2018 hPAFIn Caceres, Montanchez, Spain
Palestine (TX)7/20F 4 h 15 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen7/253 h 30 mLIMS GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Trapani7/2817 h 25 mAGLAEIn Alcala, Sevilla, Spain
Oberpfaffenhofen7/283 h 30 mLIMS GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/6F 9 h 45 mOBSERVATIONS OF ANISOTROPIES OF COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND--- No Data ---
Trapani8/1018 h 37 mHXR-78In Valenzuela, Cordoba, Spain
Yorkton (SK)8/12---CHEMILUMINESCENCE INSTRUMENT--- No Data ---
Trapani8/2024 h 37 mCESAR / CLEOPATREIn Santa Ollala, Madrid, Spain
Cumberland City (TN)8/208 h 20 mATMOSAT AMERICA 8 (Heinsheimer)--- No Data ---
Cumberland City (TN)8/256 h 18 mATMOSAT AMERICA 9 (Neushal)--- No Data ---
Laupheim8/252 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/30---PCIST (Proportional Counter Isotope Spectrometer Telescope)--- No Data ---
Thompson (MB)8/3116 hX-RAY PINHOLE CAMERA--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/1 BAT-1 (Balloon-Borne Astronomical Telescope)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/6F 9 h 30 mBIRAP (Balloon InfraRed Astronomy Platform)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/15F 11 h 30 mU.V. EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/15F 9 h 30 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/20F 9 h 45 mLHR (Laser Heterodyne Radiometer)--- No Data ---
Pierre (SD)9/21F 43 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24F 8 hINFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Quixeramobim (CE)9/27---LYMAN-ALPHA HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/28---BAMM (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)--- No Data ---
Mildura9/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 42 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/4---PARACHUTE DEPLOYMENT TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/5F 8 hTOTAL HALOGEN STRATOSPHERIC SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/6F 18 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/11F 6 hHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/17F 14 h 45 mLEGS (Low Energy Gamma-ray Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/27---MICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/29---SIBEX (Submillimetre Infrared Balloon EXperiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/30F 4 h 30 mLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/30F 4 h 30 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/30---SCAP 2000--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/2F 55 mMSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System) + UV EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/8F 10 h 30 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/8---SIBEX (Submillimetre Infrared Balloon EXperiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/8F 3 h 25 mLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/142 h 25 mINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/17F 25 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/17F 3 h 15 mSIBEX (Submillimetre Infrared Balloon EXperiment)--- No Data ---
Kingman (AZ)11/17---SKY ANCHOR VIII--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/2024 hX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/22~ 55 hrX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Mildura11/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)11/296 hXGAPIn Bom Jesus dos Perdoes - Sao Paulo
Palestine (TX)12/6F 4 h 30 mCOMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/10~ 3 hHEAVY LOAD TEST--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)12/112 hXGAP2In Moreira Cesar - Sao Paulo
S.J.dos Campos (SP)12/15---XGAP3Separation mechanism failure. Payload lost.
Hyderabad12/165 h 30 mX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/17~ 3 hHEAVY LOAD TEST--- No Data ---