In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1986, 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
Amundsen-Scott1/297 hX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Amundsen-Scott1/767 h 30 mX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Amundsen-Scott1/12103 30 mX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/186 h 15 mX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/24---Ionization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP experience (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/1230 hJACEE 6 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)14 miles E of Lufkin, Texas, US
ESRANGE5/14---MIKROBA 1 (MIKRO-g with Ballon drop capsule)--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/1---S520 ROCKET PAYLOAD DROP TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/3---GLIDING PARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/12---ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROMETER15 miles E of Seminole, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/12---TEST FLIGHT OF MIR BALLOON WITH VALVE--- No Data ---
Trapani7/220 h 40 mALIOS--- No Data ---
Kamchatka7/4---TWO PROTON MAGNETOMETERSIn Saratov region, Russia
Kamchatka7/6---TWO PROTON MAGNETOMETERSIn Saratov region, Russia
Trapani7/1120 h 10 mFIGARO II (French Italian Gamma Ray Observatory)In Sevilla region, Spain.
Palestine (TX)7/15---SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION36 miles ESE of Midland, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/19---RADIOWAVE PROPAGATION38 Miles NW of Carlsbad, New Mexico, US
ESRANGE7/26---MAED (Middle Atmospheric Electrodynamic Campaign)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE7/26---MAED (Middle Atmospheric Electrodynamic Campaign)--- No Data ---
Trapani7/2920 hMIFRASO - PALLASNear Sevilla, Spain
ESRANGE8/??---PIROG 1B (Pointing InfraRed Observing Gondola)--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/10---SCRIBE 99 (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs8/2711 hBIRT (Balloon-borne InfraRed Telescope)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs9/42 hBIRT (Balloon-borne InfraRed Telescope)--- No Data ---
Ainsworth (NE)9/7---HEIST 2 (High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope)Balloon failure. Payload landed 42 miles S of O'Neill, Nebraska, US
Alice Springs9/136 hBIRT (Balloon-borne InfraRed Telescope)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/14---TELIDAT (TELédétection Informatisée à Détecteur A Transfert de charges)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/15~ 11 hSIRIS (Stratospheric InfraRed Interferometer Spectrometer)28 miles SW of Fort Stockton, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/19F + 5 hRASOLBANorth of Perigueaux, Aquitaine, France
Ainsworth (NE)9/2613 h 40 mSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER20 miles SE of Rochester, Minnesota, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/??---FOCA 1000--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/10---BMLS (Balloon-borne Microwave Limb Sounder)32 miles NW of Breckenridge, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/15---GRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)26 miles SW of Greenville, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)10/16---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)10 miles WNW of McComb, Mississippi, US
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)11/118 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Leme - Sao Paulo.
Alice Springs11/2012 hXENON FILLED MULTIWIRE PROPORTIONAL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/30---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/212 hELECTRIC FIELDIn Cunha - Sao Paulo.
Aire Sur L'Adour12/6---ACIMS (Active Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/1114 hELECTRIC FIELDIn Paranavaí - Paraná.
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/163 hPULSARIn Piracaia - Sao Paulo.
Hyderabad12/2255 mIonization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP experience (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---