In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1985, 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
Trapani??/??---MIFRASO - PALLASNear the launch site, Sicily, Italy
Trapani??/??---ALIOS30 km from the launch site
Palestine (TX)1/8---TEST BALLOON MATERIALBalloon failure. Payload landed near Shreveport, Louisiana, US
Laramie (WY)1/9---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)1/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)1/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Estação Ferraz2/10---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEPayload failed after 15 minutes of flight
Laramie (WY)2/13---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad2/1550 mIonization measurements, and IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs2/2112 hBIRT (Balloon-borne InfraRed Telescope)--- No Data ---
Estação Ferraz2/21---X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Alice Springs2/272 hBIRT (Balloon-borne InfraRed Telescope)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/24 hINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs3/88 hBIRT (Balloon-borne InfraRed Telescope)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/91 h 30 mIonization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/22---TEST BALLOON MATERIALBalloon failure. Payload landed 3 Miles of Logansport, Louisiana, US
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)3/228 hPULSARIn Sapopema - Paraná
Hyderabad3/271 hGas sampling and radiation measurements--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)3/27---ELECTRIC FIELDIn Astorga - Paraná.
Aire Sur L'Adour3/31---IN-SITU TRACE GASES OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/13---DICKE RADIOMETER33 Miles E of Longview, Texas, US
Hyderabad4/184 h 45 mX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/20---OCCULTATION SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/22---RADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/22---LIMB CAMERA--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)4/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/30---INFRARED SENSING PLATFORM - DENVER 1--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/??---INFRARED SENSING PLATFORM - DENVER 2--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/9---BMLS (Balloon-borne Microwave Limb Sounder)40 Miles SW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US
Palestine (TX)5/15---HIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION22 Miles S of Jackson, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)5/19---PROJECT STRATOPROBE22 miles N Lampassas, Texas, Us
Palestine (TX)5/19---PARTICLE SAMPLER + COSMIC DUST COLLECTOR29 miles NE Waco, Texas, Us
Palestine (TX)5/22---NAVIGATION TEST30 miles E Waco, Texas, Us
Laramie (WY)5/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/24---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESAborted launch. NSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/24---GONDOLA DYNAMIC TEST7 miles S Alto, Texas, Us
Holloman AFB (NM)6/5---BIMS (Balloon-borne Ion Mass Spectrometer)Failure of the balloon in flight
Palestine (TX)6/8---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES43 miles S Palestine, Texas, Us
Palestine (TX)6/10---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES15 miles SW of Mexia, Texas, Us
Holloman AFB (NM)6/12F 7 hBIMS (Balloon-borne Ion Mass Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/13---PROJECT STRATOPROBE50 miles SE of Ft. Stockton, Texas, Us
Palestine (TX)6/20---TEST BALLOON MATERIAL10 miles SE of Winters, Texas, Us
Roswell (NM)6/21---SCRIBE (Stratospheric CRyogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/30---BALLOON-BORNE LIDAR7 miles NW of McCamey, Texas, Us
Trapani7/??21 hNAUSICAAIn the Cordoba zone in Spain
Abelvær7/245 hTHREE DIRECTIONAL NaI (T1) TELESCOPESNorth of Iceland
Abelvær7/43 dX-RAY, ELECTRIC FIELD AND VLF DETECTORSBetween Greenland and Iceland
Palestine (TX)7/5---INFRARED GRATING SPECTROMETER20 miles NW of Ozona, Texas, Us
Abelvær7/5---AURORAL X-RAY IMAGERSSignal lost 200 km west of Iceland
Laramie (WY)7/12---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/126 h 9 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION35 miles W of San Angelo, Texas, Us
Palestine (TX)7/12---MSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System)33 miles NW of Pecos, Texas, Us
Paardefontein7/218 dIN SITU MEASUREMENTS OF ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOURIn the Indic Ocean
Paardefontein7/2615~18 dIN SITU MEASUREMENTS OF ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOURIn the chilean Patagonia
Palestine (TX)8/2---TEST OF NAVIGATION18 miles W of Carlsbad, New Mexico, US
Trapani8/523 hPOKERIn the Granada zone in Spain
Gimli (MB)8/820 hTORBAR (Toronto Balloon Radiometer)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/16---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/16---TEST OF NAVIGATION12 miles SW of Hobbs, New Mexico, US
Sanriku9/3---SAKURA (Cryogenic Sampler)--- No Data ---
Volsk9/3---PROTON MAGNETOMETERS--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/6---S520 ROCKET PAYLOAD DROP TEST--- No Data ---
Ainsworth (NE)9/6---COSMIC RAY STUDIESBaloon failure at launch. Ainsworth, Nebraska, US
Palestine (TX)9/16---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES30 miles E of Waco, Texas, Us
ESRANGE9/18---PIROG 1A (Pointing InfraRed Observing Gondola)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/19~ 9 hCHEMILUMINESCENT SONDE + OZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
Xiang He9/22---HAPI-2 (X-Ray telescope)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/24---GLIDING PARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/25---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/28F 4 hSIMBA (Solar Irradiance Monitoring from Balloons)In a vinery near Carcassone, France
Palestine (TX)10/2---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT10 miles SE of Carthage, Texas, Us
Ainsworth (NE)10/2---COSMIC RAY STUDIESBaloon failure at launch. Ainsworth, Nebraska, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/4~ 11 hCHEMILUMINESCENT SONDE + OZONE SONDE + UV PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Ainsworth (NE)10/5---COSMIC RAY STUDIESBalloon failure. Payload landed 2 miles E of Rogers, Nebraska, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/5F 8 hBIMS (Balloon-borne Ion Mass Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/12---RADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/17F 30 mRASOLBABalloon failure. Landing near Blagnac, France
Aire Sur L'Adour10/21---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad10/223 h 40 mIonization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/2410 hDUCKY II17 miles ESE of Roswell VOR station, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)10/25---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)Balloon failure. Payload landed 8 miles SW of Palestine, Texas, Us
Palestine (TX)11/4---SIRIS (Stratospheric InfraRed Interferometer Spectrometer)10 miles SW of Nacogdoches, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)11/4---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)8 miles W of Brookhaven, Mississippi, US
Hyderabad11/9---INFRARED PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/3---ASTROFILM BALLOON FLIGHT TESTBalloon burst at 50.600 ft. Recovered at Timberon, New Mexico, US
Laramie (WY)12/5---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/64 h 30 mIonization measurements, and IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/6---BALLOON-BORNE LIDAR5 miles S of Carthage, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)12/11---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Amundsen-Scott12/1626 hX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/18---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Amundsen-Scott12/1918 h 30 mX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Amundsen-Scott12/215 h 30 mX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Amundsen-Scott12/2479 hX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Amundsen-Scott12/2871 hX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/295 h 40 mIonization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP experience (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/31---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---