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 click the experiment name 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 there are links to external references. In some 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 ---
Laramie (WY)2/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/17---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/21---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES20 miles N of Laurel, Mississippi, US
Laramie (WY)3/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Barking Sands (HI)3/24---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT5 miles S of Kapaa, Hawaii, US
Palestine (TX)3/25---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES27 miles SE of Natches, Mississippi, US
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)3/28---ELECTRIC FIELDIn Itapenininga - Sao Paulo.
Laramie (WY)4/4---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/5---ATMOSPHERIC SAMPLERNear Lubbock, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)4/6---102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE5 miles S of Kileen, Texas, US
Hyderabad4/85 h 50 mX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/9---TEST BALLOON MATERIALBalloon failure. Payload landed 55 miles S of Longview, Texas, US
Barking Sands (HI)4/9---ELECTRON TELESCOPEPacific Ocean Recovery
Laramie (WY)4/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/181 h 50 mRadiation measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Volsk4/27---TEST OF BALLOON DESTRUCTION USING AN AIRBORNE LASER--- No Data ---
Barking Sands (HI)4/27---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT15 miles SE of Kauai, Hawaii, US
Laramie (WY)4/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/4---TEMPERATURE AND WIND MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/9---GAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS19 miles E of Lufkin, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/9---X-RAY EXPERIMENT35 miles NW of Lake Charles, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)5/11---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES9 miles E of Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/1438 hHEIST (High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope)46 miles SW of San Antonio, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/15---GAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS10 miles NW of San Marcos, Texas, US
Sanriku5/1710 hSTRATOSPHERIC TURBULENCE STUDIES--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/23---VOR TEST FLIGHT23 miles W of San Angelo, Texas, US
Xiang He5/238 hHAPI-1 (X-Ray telescope)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/24---MOTAS (Mouvements Organisés et Turbulence Atmosphérique)--- 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 ---
Palestine (TX)6/15---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)Balloon failure. Payload landed 14 miles SSE of Waco, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/159 hTIME OF FLIGHT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- 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
Laramie (WY)7/20---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Trapani7/2220 h 20 mPOKER60 kms south of Salamanca, Spain
Trapani7/3018 h 20 mARGO50 km E of Jerez, Spain
Trapani8/??---HERCULE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/4---GAMMA RAY INSTRUMENT30 miles SE of Phoenix, Arizona, US
Trapani8/6~ 20 hTELEMAQUEnorth of Villar del Rey, Spain
Roswell (NM)8/23---ABLE I (Atmospheric Balloon Lidar Experiment)Over White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US, USA
Xiang He8/23---OPTICAL PARTICLE COUNTER--- No Data ---
Setermoen8/25---CEBO (Coordinated EISCAT and Balloon Observations)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Setermoen8/28---CEBO (Coordinated EISCAT and Balloon Observations)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/31---AF QUALIFICATION40 miles W of San Angelo, Texas, US
Sanriku9/7---SAKURA (Cryogenic Sampler)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/8F 12 hPARTICLE IMPACTOR + ANEMOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/12---INFRARED MEASUREMENTSBalloon failure. Payload landed 12 miles W of Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/14---ULTRAVIOLET MEASUREMENTS4 miles S of Rock Springs, Texas, US
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)9/24---GAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS10 miles SE of Fairfield, Texas, US
Sanriku9/243 d 1 hARGOS SATELLITE LINK TESTIn the Pacific Ocean, 1800 km E from Japan shore
Palestine (TX)9/28---BALLOON-BORNE LIDAR10 miles SW of Corsicana, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)9/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/115 hJACEE 5 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)3 miles NE of Conroe, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/132 hDGT (Directional Gamma-Ray Telescope)4 miles N of Mabank, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/1---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/3---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESBalloon failure. Payload landed 1 Mile N of Lufkin, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)10/6---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/7---INFRARED MEADUREMENTSBalloon failure. Payload landed 13 Miles SE of Henderson, Louisiana (?), US
Palestine (TX)10/8---ULTRAVIOLET MEASUREMENTSBalloon failure. Payload landed 15 Miles E of Jacksonville, Mississippi (?), US
Palestine (TX)10/8---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES12 Miles E of Cleveland, Mississippi (?), US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/11---TIME OF FLIGHT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/29---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)2 Miles S of Jonesboro, Louisiana, US
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 ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/10---LIMB CAMERA--- 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 ---
Laramie (WY)11/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs12/5F 4 h 2 mX-RAY & GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT290 miles W of Alice Springs, Australia
Alice Springs12/7F 5 h 10 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE315 miles W of Alice Springs, Australia
Hyderabad12/83 h 50 mCOSMIC RAYS MEASUREMENTS AND ELECTRODYNAMICS EXPERIENCE--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/189 hTICAL - X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/214 hINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---