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 ---
Palestine (TX)3/9F 2 h 40 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Quixeramobim (CE)3/9---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/12F 5 h 30 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- 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 ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)4/25F 8 hATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/26F 8 h 15 m60 CM INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)4/28F 4 h 10 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)4/30F 7 h 10 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/2---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)5/4F 4 h 10 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/8F 6 h 20 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/9---X-RAY OBSERVATIONS--- 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 an altitude of 20.7 km
Palestine (TX)5/24F 8 h 30 mINFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/25---FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/30F 8 h 30 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/30F 4 hSKY ANCHOR VII--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen5/316 h 20 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen6/25 h 2 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/2F 15 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESBalloon Failure at an altitude of 2.7 km
Baurú GLB (SP)6/22 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Arthur Nogueira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Eielson AFB (AK)6/2---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)6/44 hOLINDA (Observações de Linhas Nucleares Da Atmosfera)In Cambuí, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Palestine (TX)6/5---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESBalloon Failure at launch
Palestine (TX)6/5F 30 mLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/7---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/8F 30 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)6/10F 6 h 55 mINFRARED OBSERVATIONS--- 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)6/14---X-RAY OBSERVATIONSBalloon Failure at launch
Palestine (TX)6/15F 11 hGAMMA-RAY OBSERVATIONS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/19F 13 hSOLAR TELESCOPE + MICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/9F 9 h 30 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen7/131 h 12 mLIMS GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/18F 5 h 30 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/20F 4 h 15 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Trapani7/2018 hPAFIn Caceres, Montanchez, Spain
Oberpfaffenhofen7/253 h 30 mLIMS GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen7/283 h 30 mLIMS GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Trapani7/2817 h 25 mAGLAEIn Alcala, Sevilla, Spain
Palestine (TX)8/6F 9 h 45 mOBSERVATIONS OF ANISOTROPIES OF COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/8---GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENTGound abort due to balloon failure. No flight
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 ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/15---OZONOMETER--- 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 25 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24F 8 hINFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/26F 33 h 15 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/26F 5 hSABE 1 (Solar Absorption Balloon Experiment 1)--- No Data ---
Quixeramobim (CE)9/27---LYMAN-ALPHA HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura9/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/28---BAMM (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 42 hDOUBLE SCATTER GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1---GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENTBalloon failure at launch
Palestine (TX)10/21 hGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENTBalloon failure at 25.3 km of altitude
Palestine (TX)10/418 h 30 mGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT--- 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)10/7F 6 h 50 mMISO - GAMMA 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 ---
Palestine (TX)10/20---REEFED BALLOON LAUNCH FEASIBILITY STUDY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/24F 3 h 15 mU.V. EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/27F 7 h 20 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/27---MICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/28F 1 h 30 mHEAVY LOAD BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/29---SIBEX (Submillimetre Infrared Balloon EXperiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/30F 4 h 30 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/30F 4 h 30 mLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/30---SCAP 2000--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/1---X-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/2F 55 mMSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System) + UV EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/8---SIBEX (Submillimetre Infrared Balloon EXperiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/8F 10 h 30 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/8F 3 h 25 mLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/1358 hGAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/142 h 25 mINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/17F 3 h 15 mSIBEX (Submillimetre Infrared Balloon EXperiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/17F 25 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Kingman (AZ)11/17---SKY ANCHOR VIII--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/18F 2 h 50 mGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/18F 3 hFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- 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)11/30---COLLAR RESTRAINT TEST--- No Data ---
Reconquista12/5F 4 h 30 mALL SKY CAMERA--- No Data ---
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
Palestine (TX)12/12---COLLAR RESTRAINT TEST--- No Data ---
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 ---