In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1980, 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)1/17F 18 h 55 mOBSERVATIONS OF ANISOTROPIES OF COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND15 miles W of Tyler, Texas, US
Howard AFB, Panama3/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Howard AFB, Panama3/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Howard AFB, Panama3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)3/2914 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Capivari - Sao Paulo
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)4/314 h 30 mDOUBLE PROBE ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/49 hASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/75 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)4/911 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/109 h 50 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura4/1314h 15mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/145 h 50 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/19F 8 h 20 mBALLOON-BORNE LIDAR5 miles N of Bunkie, Louisiana, US
Hyderabad4/192 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/254 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/287 h 10 mTRIWAS sampler--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/30---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/17 h 10 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/6F 6 h 40 mFABRY-PEROT INTERFEROMETER35 miles SW of Newton, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/7F 20 h 45 mX-RAY EXPERIMENTPayload destroyed in free fall. Impact 5 miles SSW of Woodville, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/946 hHEXE (High Energy X-Ray Experiment)17 miles E of Seminole, Texas, US
Malden (MO)5/94 d 7 hSKY ANCHOR XI--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/10---LEGS (Low Energy Gamma-ray Spectrometer)Balloon failure at 22 km. Payload landed 25 miles NE of Nacogodches, Texas, US
Sanriku5/13---AUTOMATIC SYSTEM TO CONTROL BALLOON ALTITUDE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/276 h 45 mEPSILON AEROSOL SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/29---PARACHUTE DEPLOYMENT TEST--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/85 h 40 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/95 h 55 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/14---SIMBA (Solar Irradiance Monitoring from Balloons)Balloon did not reached float altitude. Payload landed on a glacier in the French Alps.
Gap-Tallard6/168 hMASS SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
The Pas (MB)6/18F 21 hANTIPROTON FLUX DETECTORNear Vermillion, Alberta, Canada
Gap-Tallard6/20F 3 h 55 mSIMBA (Solar Irradiance Monitoring from Balloons)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/21---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/27F 10 h 10 mHARD X-RAY DETECTOR14 Miles SE of Van Horn,Texas, US
Trapani7/19~ 18 hULISSE 80In Spain
Gimli (MB)7/2217 hFOTOLYSIS CELLNE of Minot, North Dakota, US
Holloman AFB (NM)7/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/24F 5 h 10 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION14 Miles S of Brownwood,Texas, US
Trapani7/2520 h 25 mNAUSICAAIn Huelva, Spain
Gimli (MB)8/28 hFOTOLYSIS CELLNE of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Trapani8/10F 19 hHXM-80M / CIRCEIn Spain
Palestine (TX)8/15F 9 h 55 mSUB MILLIMITER SURVEY6 Miles NE of Garden City, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/27F 8 h 20 mBIRAP (Balloon InfraRed Astronomy Platform)10 Miles N of Odessa, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/4F 9 h 45 mMSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System) + UV EXPERIMENT25 Miles NW of Juction, Texas, US
Pierre (SD)9/9F 35 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/11---SPECTROPHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/12F 13 hBIRAP (Balloon InfraRed Astronomy Platform)29 Miles NW of San Angelo, Texas, US
Kourou9/1638 dRACCOON (Radiation Contolled Balloon)In the Amazonic jungle
Aire Sur L'Adour9/17---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/18---MASS SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Kourou9/1914 dRACCOON (Radiation Contolled Balloon)--- No Data ---
Kourou9/2227 dRACCOON (Radiation Contolled Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24F 36 h 15 mLEGS (Low Energy Gamma-ray Spectrometer)15 Miles S of Alamagordo, New Mexico, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/25---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/26---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/30---MICROGRAVITY TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1F 11 hGERMANIUM GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE15 Miles NW of McComb, Missouri, US
Palestine (TX)10/1F 37 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY ELECTRON TELESCOPE1 Mile W of Emannual, Georgia, US
Palestine (TX)10/4F 15 hX-RAY TELESCOPE17 Miles N of Meridian, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)10/6F 31 hGAMMA-RAY EXPERIMENT10 Miles NW of Roanoke, Virginia, US
Palestine (TX)10/7F 33 h 30 mJACEE 2 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)11 Miles of Elkins, West Virginia, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/85 h 45 mSCRIBE (Stratospheric cryogenic interferometer balloon experiment)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/15---HELISONDE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/162 h 20 mASHCANBalloon Failure - Low Float altitude
Palestine (TX)10/2016 h102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE14 Miles S of Arcadia, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)10/20F 11 hBALLOON-BORNE LIDARFree fall of the payload. Impact 2 Miles NW of Bogalusa, Louisiana, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/21---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/22F 12 h 20 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/25F 15 h 45 mGOLDENER DRACHE TELESKOP5 Miles W of Morton, Mississippi, US
Hyderabad10/30---TICAL - X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Gimli (MB)11/1F 6 hHIGH RESOLUTION SPECTROMETERThe instrument was demolished when it was dropped from a helicopter during recovery.
Hyderabad11/66 h 15 mNATALYA 1--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/1230 hAGLAEIn an aborigin reserve 600 km from Alice Spring
Palestine (TX)11/19F 8 h60 CM INFRARED TELESCOPE + POLARIMETER15 Miles E of Guitman, Mississippi, US
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)11/197 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Maria da Fe - Minas Gerais
Palestine (TX)12/3F 15 h 45 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE5 Miles SW of Singer, Louisiana, US
Siple Dome12/11---X-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Siple Dome12/12---X-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Siple Dome12/19---X-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Siple Dome12/31---X-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---