In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1982, 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
S.J.dos Campos (SP)1/16---MASER 24,5 ghzIn Botucatu - Sao Paulo.
S.J.dos Campos (SP)1/244 hMASER 24,5 ghzIn Santa Branca - Sao Paulo.
Palestine (TX)1/26---ENGINEERING TEST FLIGHTBalloon failure at launch
S.J.dos Campos (SP)1/3010 hMASER 24,5 ghzIn Teodoro Sampaio - Sao Paulo.
Palestine (TX)2/1F 10 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT5 miles N of Hamilton, Alabama, US
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)2/23---SCAP 2000--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)3/5---SCAP 2000--- No Data ---
Stamsund3/19~ 4 hNaI (TL) SCINTILLATION COUNTERN of Rovaniemi, Finland
Stamsund3/20~ 4 hCONDUCTING PLATE ANTENNASN of Oulu, Finland
Hyderabad3/232 h 30 mIon measurements test flight--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/249 h 10 mSTRAIN GAGE TEST FLIGHT40 miles E of Monroe, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)4/1F 22 h 10 mTEST FLIGHT OF NEW CONSOLIDATED INTEGRATED PACKAGE (CIP)20 miles S of Alexandria, Louisiana, US
Holloman AFB (NM)4/6---DFS (Direct Flow Sampler)--- No Data ---
Uberaba (MG)4/11---PULSARIn Andradina - Sao Paulo.
Uberaba (MG)4/19---HIREX (HIgh REsolution X-ray Spectrometer)In Sete Lagoas - Minas Gerais, Brazil
Palestine (TX)4/24F 9 h 40 mU.V. EXPERIMENT20 miles N of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)4/27~ 12.00 hRADIOMETER 90 GHZ3 miles NW of Palquemine, Louisiana, US
Chico (CA)4/30---BAMM II (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)--- No Data ---
Uberaba (MG)5/1---GE-LI-O--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/313 h 30 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT10 miles SE of Jena, Louisiana, US
Aire Sur L'Adour5/3---LIMB CAMERAS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/4F 12 h 30 mGOLDENER DRACHE TELESKOP50 miles SW of Jackson, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)5/8F 35 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT18 miles NW of Mccomb, Mississippi, US
Holloman AFB (NM)5/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/16F 16 h 55 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES12 miles SW of Crockett, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/19F 11 h 20 mU.V. EXPERIMENT26 miles W of Austin, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/22F 9 hTEST FLIGHT OF CONSOLIDATED INTEGRATED PACKAGE (CIP II)4 miles S of Old Dime Box, Texas, US
Sanriku5/24---NEAR INFRARED RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Greenville (SC)5/2964 h 20 mX-RAY / GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT22 miles N of Winslow, Arizona, US
Palestine (TX)5/30---FAR INFRARED EXPERIMENTBalloon failure at 62.500 ft. Payload landed 5 miles NE of Alto, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/2F 8 h 50 mU.V. EXPERIMENT20 miles N of Uvalde, Texas, US
Greenville (SC)6/247 hJACEE 3 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)28 miles E of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)6/419 h 25 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT25 miles SE of San Angelo, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/5F 14 h 50 mMIFRASO19 miles NE of Midland, Texas, US
Greenville (SC)6/6---HIGH RESOLUTION SPECTROMETERGround abort due to high winds
Greenville (SC)6/10F 33 h 10 mHIGH RESOLUTION SPECTROMETER25 miles NW of El Paso, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/10---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Greenville (SC)6/1449 h 50 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT15 miles W of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)6/16---SCRIBE (Stratospheric cryogenic interferometer balloon experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/1711 h 55 mMSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System)35 miles W of San Angelo, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/21F 8 hINFRARED GRATING SPECTROMETER30 miles S of Brownwood, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/22F 9 h 40 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT17 miles W of Orla, Texas, US
Greenville (SC)6/2311 h 55 mGRYOGENIC GAS REPLENISHMENT TEST FLIGHT20 miles N of Toccoa, Georgia, US
Palestine (TX)6/26F 3 h 50 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES42 miles ENE of Waco, Texas, US
Trapani7/??20 hALIOSIn Huelva, Spain
Palestine (TX)7/811 h 40 mDUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER12 miles SW of Colman, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/8F 8 h 50 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE10 miles NNE of Lampasas, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/1211 h 20 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES20 miles E of Fort Stockton, Texas, US
Roswell (NM)7/17~ 5 hGALILEO PROBE PARACHUTE TESTOver White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US, USA
Palestine (TX)7/217 h 30 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION38 miles NNE of San Angelo, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/29F 10 h 40 mFLIGHT TEST OF LINE DEPLOYMENT25 miles NW of Pecos, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/29 h 40 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES20 miles NE of Junction, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)8/5---CASSETTE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Trapani8/8---COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Trapani8/10---X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Gimli (MB)8/10---DUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Søndre Strømfjord8/11---ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Søndre Strømfjord8/14---SCINTILLATOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/17---CASSETTE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Thompson (MB)8/28F 35 h 40 mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)30 miles SSE of Thompson, Canada
Gimli (MB)8/28---SOLAR TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Xiang He9/??---INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/5---EXPERIMENTO EN INFRARROJO LEJANOLaunch Pad / Nsbf
Palestine (TX)9/618 h 25 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT15 miles E of Abilene, Texas, US
Sanriku9/610 h 7 mPRIMARY COSMIC RAYS (Boomerang Flight)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/715 h 10 mINFRARED EXPERIMENT8 miles SE of Taylor, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/15F 11 h 10 mREEL DOWN SYSTEM FOR IN-SITU MEASUREMENTS5 miles N of Jacksonville, Texas, US
Malden (MO)9/17---SKY ANCHOR + HARD X-RAYS EXPERIMENTBalloon failure. Payload landed 5 miles S of New Madrid, Missouri, US
Palestine (TX)9/17F 33 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT25 miles SW of Lafayette, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)9/17F 13 h 45 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT38 miles SSW of Longview, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/20---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/22F 18 h 25 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE15 miles N of Beaumont, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/2229 h 10 mBMLS (Balloon-borne Microwave Limb Sounder)5 miles N of Grapeland, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/22---BIC - NPL GONDOLABalloon failure. Landing 6 miles W of Grapeland, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/22F 26 h 50 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION17 miles N of Abilene, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/23---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24---GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENTBalloon failure at 44.000 ft. Landing 20 miles SE of Crockett, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/30~1 hDGT (Directional Gamma-Ray Telescope)Balloon failure at 60.000 ft. Landing 20 miles SW of Frankston, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/1F 3 h 30 mRASOLBAIn Condom-en-Armagnac, Gers, France
Aire Sur L'Adour10/3---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/537 hBIC - NPL GONDOLA7 miles N of Dyersburg, Tennesee, US
Mendoza10/14---GENESIS I--- No Data ---
Cold Lake (AB)10/14---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/17---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Uberaba (MG)10/3110 h 40 mLARGE AREA COMPTON TELESCOPEIn Martinópolis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Holloman AFB (NM)11/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)11/19---RADIOMETER 90 GHZFound after two years in a forest in Tapiraí , Sao Paulo, Brazil
ESRANGE11/236 hX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)11/2410 hX-RAY DETECTORIn Tomasina - Parana.
Uberaba (MG)11/254 hHEXE (High Energy X-Ray Experiment)Aborted mission due to a hole in the balloon. Payload recovered undamaged.
Paardefontein12/5---ATMOSPHERIC GRAVITY WAVESPayload destroyed.
ESRANGE12/94 h 30 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/10?SU BAL--- No Data ---
Paardefontein12/1153 dATMOSPHERIC GRAVITY WAVESNot known. Balloon ceased data transmition over W Angola.
ESRANGE12/12?SU BAL--- No Data ---
Gimli (MB)12/15---DUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETERBalloon failure at 31.7 km
ESRANGE12/16?A BAL--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/18------ NO DATA ------ No Data ---