In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1984, 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)1/11---VOR TEST FLIGHT20 miles WSW of Meridan, Mississippi, US
Base Rodolfo Marsh1/311 hGAMMA RAY DETECTORBalloon failure
Holloman AFB (NM)2/16---SHARP (Stabilized High Altitude Research Platform)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/17---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)3/28---ELECTRIC FIELDIn Itapenininga - Sao Paulo.
Palestine (TX)4/6---102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE5 miles S of Kileen, Texas, US
Hyderabad4/85 h 50 mX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Barking Sands (HI)4/9---ELECTRON TELESCOPEPacific Ocean Recovery
Hyderabad4/181 h 50 mRadiation measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Barking Sands (HI)4/27---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT15 miles SE of Kauai, Hawaii, US
Palestine (TX)5/1438 hHEIST (High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope)46 miles SW of San Antonio, Texas, US
Sanriku5/1710 hSTRATOSPHERIC TURBULENCE STUDIES--- No Data ---
Xiang He5/238 hHAPI-1 (X-Ray telescope)--- No Data ---
Corpus Christi (TX)5/24---BAMM II (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)Balloon rupture at launch. Aborted flight
Corpus Christi (TX)6/1---BAMM II (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)--- No Data ---
Trapani6/2619 h 20 mALIOS60 km NE of Huelva, Spain
Roswell (NM)7/5---SCRIBE (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)--- No Data ---
Trapani7/10---TIFANI (Telescope Infrarouge Froid pour l'Astronomie des Nuages Interstellaires)Payload lost in the sea 250 kms from the spanish coast
Palestine (TX)7/19---SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION40 miles W of San Angelo, Texas, US
Trapani7/2220 h 20 mPOKER60 kms south of Salamanca, Spain
Trapani7/3018 h 20 mARGO50 km E of Jerez, Spain
Trapani8/??---HERCULE--- No Data ---
Trapani8/6~ 20 hTELEMAQUEnorth of Villar del Rey, Spain
Xiang He8/23---OPTICAL PARTICLE COUNTER--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/23---ABLE I (Atmospheric Balloon Lidar Experiment)Over White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US, USA
Setermoen8/25---CEBO (Coordinated EISCAT and Balloon Observations)--- No Data ---
Setermoen8/28---CEBO (Coordinated EISCAT and Balloon Observations)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/7---SAKURA (Cryogenic Sampler)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/8F 12 hPARTICLE IMPACTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/14---REEL DOWN SYSTEM FOR IN-SITU MEASUREMENTS15 miles SE of Brownwood, Texas, US
Caribou (ME)9/1483 h 40 mROSIE O'GRADY (Kittinger)Cairo Montenotte, Italy
Palestine (TX)9/28---BALLOON-BORNE LIDAR10 miles SW of Corsicana, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/132 hDGT (Directional Gamma-Ray Telescope)4 miles N of Mabank, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/115 hJACEE 5 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)3 miles NE of Conroe, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/1---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/30---MSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System)20 Miles SE of Jackson, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)11/6---SIRIS (Stratospheric InfraRed Interferometer Spectrometer)19 Miles E of Picayune, Mississippi, US
Aire Sur L'Adour11/10---RADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/12---RADIOWAVE PROPAGATION15 Miles W of Monroeville, Alabama (?), US
Alice Springs11/20F 9 h 29 mGERMANIUM GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE320 miles W of Alice Springs, Australia
Hyderabad11/27---Electro-dynamics experience and IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/28---RADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/83 h 50 mCOSMIC RAYS MEASUREMENTS AND ELECTRODYNAMICS EXPERIENCE--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/189 hTICAL - X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/214 hINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---