In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1979, 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)1/24---HEAVY LOAD TESTGround abort
Cold Lake (AB)2/86 hLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/9---HEAVY LOAD TESTBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)2/9F 4 hLIMS (Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere)--- No Data ---
Cold Lake (AB)2/117 hCHEMILUMINESCENCE INSTRUMENT + SCANNING RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/5~ 4 hHEAVY LOAD TEST--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/15---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/157 hSOURCEIn Sao Jorge - Paraná
Albrook AFB, Panama3/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/20---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Quixeramobim (CE)3/29---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/30---ANNA-6--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/317 hSOURCE IIIn Cosmópolis - Sao Paulo
Palestine (TX)4/5F 4 h 15 mLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/85 h 30 mANNA-6--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/9---NATALYA-1--- No Data ---
Mendoza4/11+ 9 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)San Francisco del Monte de Oro, San Luis, Arg
Hyderabad4/124 hALBEDO-IND--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/15F 16 h 10 mGERMANIUM GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mendoza4/17+ 10 hNEUTRON DETECTORComechingones hills, Cordoba, Arg
Alice Springs4/18F 13 h 10 mDOUBLE SCATTER GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/213 h 30 mX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/23F 9 h 15 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/24F 9 hSIBEX (Submillimetre Infrared Balloon EXperiment)--- No Data ---
Mendoza4/30+ 10 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)Near Nogoyá, Entre Rios, Argentina
Sanriku5/??29 hJACEE 0 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/5F 3 h 20 mLIMS (Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 19 hLARGE AREA COMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13---LEGS (Low Energy Gamma-ray Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/15F 29 h 30 mEMULSION CHAMBERS--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/16---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/17---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/19---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/20---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/22---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/23---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/24---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/24---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/25---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/25F 9 h 55 mLEGS (Low Energy Gamma-ray Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/25---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/25---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/26---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/27---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/27---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/28---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/29---BAMM (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen5/3030 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/2---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/3---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/4F 6 h 30 mLOWERED RETROREFLECTOR TEST--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/5---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/10---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/12---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/13---GUMPHS (Goddard, University of Maryland Proton Helium Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/14F 11 h 20 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/14---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/145 h 20 mSIMBA (Solar Irradiance Monitoring from Balloons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/15F 1 h 30 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/15---ASHCANGround abort due to strong winds at launch
Diego Suarez6/15---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/16---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/16---CRYOSAMPLER--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/18---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/19---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/193 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/20F 15 h 30 mSKY ANCHOR IX--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/21---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/22F 9 hSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER8 miles SE of Sierra Blanca, Texas, US
Diego Suarez6/22---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/23---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/24---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/25---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/25---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/27---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/28---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/28---CRYOSAMPLER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/28---HASP (High Altitude Smoke Program)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/30---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/30---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen7/114 h 19 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Trapani8/51 h 30 mNAUSICAA IBalloon failure. Recovered near Rocca Palumba, Sicily, Italy
Palestine (TX)8/6F 4 hMSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System)27 miles SW of Midland , Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/7F 15 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES35 miles SW of Waco, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/8F 2 h 30 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION27 miles NE of San Angelo, Texas, US
Ny-Alesund8/1317 dWATCH (Wide Angle Telescope for Cosmic Hard X-Rays)--- No Data ---
Mildura8/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Greenville (SC)8/17F 46 hSKY ANCHOR X--- No Data ---
Volsk8/20---NATALYA-1--- No Data ---
Trapani8/2617 hCELIMENE - HXR79In Cullar de Baza, Granada, Spain
Trapani8/2827 hNAUSICAA IIIn Hornachuelos, Cordoba, Spain
Volsk8/28---NATALYA-1--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/28F 4 h 30 mGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT23 miles S of San Angelo, Texas, US
Thompson (MB)8/28---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)Balloon Failure
Sanriku8/29---FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/30F 6 h 25 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION13 miles SW of Abilene, Texas, US
Thompson (MB)8/31F 30 h 30 mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/7F 10 h60 CM INFRARED TELESCOPE10 miles N of Comstock, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/10F 8 h 30 mBIRAP (Balloon InfraRed Astronomy Platform)11 miles NNW of Wink, Texas, US
Sanriku9/17---DROP TEST FOR REEFING--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/19~ 12 hGRATING SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/23F 7 h 20 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION5 miles NE of New Braunfels, Texas, US
Tillamook (OR)9/26135 hDA VINCI TRANSAMERICA (Birch - Engelmann - Hyde - Simons)Near Lima, Ohio, US
Palestine (TX)9/26F 15 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES10 miles ENE of Franklin, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/26---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/27F 25 h 30 mJACEE 1 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)35 Miles Sw Ft. Stockton, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/5F 15 h 30 mGAMMA-RAY EXPERIMENT27 miles NW of Beaumont, Texas, US
Mendoza10/7+ 9 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)In Tilisarao, San Luis, Arg
Holloman AFB (NM)10/8---BAMM (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/10---INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura10/15---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/16F 18 h 40 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE14 miles NE of Minden, Louisiana, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mendoza10/16+ 11 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)In La Unión, San Luis, Arg
Palestine (TX)10/18F 15 h 25 mHARD X-RAY DETECTOR19.2 miles SW of Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Palestine (TX)10/25F 9 h 25 mMSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System)45 miles SW of Monroe, Louisiana, US
Mildura10/255h 15mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/2F 5 h 45 mLOWERED RETROREFLECTOR TEST15 miles NW of Natchez, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)11/14F 6 h 30 mLHR (Laser Heterodyne Radiometer)11 miles SW of Laurel, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)11/15F 14 h 30 mSUB MILLIMITER SURVEY35 miles NNW of Mobile, Alabama, US
Juazeiro do Norte (CE)11/22F 3 h 15 mSOURCE III--- No Data ---
Juazeiro do Norte (CE)11/28F 11 h 40 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Juazeiro do Norte (CE)12/2F 11 h 20 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---