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
Truth or Consequences (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
Holloman AFB (NM)2/15---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)2/24~ 3 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Piracicaba - Sao Paulo
Reconquista2/246 hPLASTIC SCINTILLATOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/28---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/8---ASHCAN--- 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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/136 hGAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/15---ASHCAN--- 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 ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/27---MOTAS (Mouvements Organisés et Turbulence Atmosphérique)--- 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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/4---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/12---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
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 ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/29---ASHCAN--- 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 ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/30---ASHCAN--- 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
Eielson AFB (AK)6/2---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)6/22 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Arthur Nogueira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Eielson AFB (AK)6/3---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/4---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
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 ---
Gap-Tallard6/22---MOTAS (Mouvements Organisés et Turbulence Atmosphérique)--- 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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/20F 4 h 15 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Trapani7/2018 hPAFIn Caceres, Montanchez, Spain
Holloman AFB (NM)7/20---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen7/253 h 30 mLIMS GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen7/283 h 30 mLIMS GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Trapani7/2817 h 25 mAGLAEIn Alcala, Sevilla, Spain
Holloman AFB (NM)7/28---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
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 ---
Laupheim8/252 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Cumberland City (TN)8/256 h 18 mATMOSAT AMERICA 9 (Neushal)--- 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 ---
Eielson AFB (AK)9/11---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Palestine (TX)9/15F 9 h 30 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/15F 11 h 30 mU.V. EXPERIMENT--- 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 8 hINFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24F 25 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/26F 5 hSABE 1 (Solar Absorption Balloon Experiment 1)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/26F 33 h 15 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- 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
Sanriku10/4---PARACHUTE DEPLOYMENT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/418 h 30 mGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/5F 8 hASHCAN--- 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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/17---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
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)11/8F 3 h 25 mLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/8F 10 h 30 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/8---SIBEX (Submillimetre Infrared Balloon EXperiment)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/1358 hGAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- 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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/18F 3 hFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/18F 2 h 50 mGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/18---ASHCAN--- 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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/28---ASHCAN--- 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 ---