In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1987, 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
Alice Springs1/??6 d 6 hJACEE 7 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)In Concepcion, Paraguay
ESRANGE2/5---ACIMS (Active Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer) + CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs2/912 dOBSERVATION OF THE SUN CORONAIn Palotina, Parana, Brazil
ESRANGE2/11---CHEOPS--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)2/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad2/24---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)2/26---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/261 h 20 mGas sampling and radiation measurements--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)4/2---102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE15 miles NW of Waco, Texas, US
Hyderabad4/84 hIonization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP experience (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/132 hX-RAY / GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/199 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/??---FOCA 1500--- No Data ---
Alice Springs5/20F 8 h 24 mGRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)15 miles S of Middleton, Australia
Alice Springs5/30F 9 h 40 mSUPERNOVA OBSERVATION15 miles NNE of Clermount, Australia
Gap-Tallard6/23---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)6/25---SCRIBE 99 (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)On the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US
Trapani7/7~ 20 hTHEMISNear Sevilla, Spain
Palestine (TX)7/15---MULTI-INSTRUMENTED GONDOLA8 miles W of Coleman, Texas, US
Trapani7/15~ 21 hMIFRASO - PALLASNear Sevilla, Spain
Kamchatka7/17---TWO PROTON MAGNETOMETERSIn Saratov region, Russia
Kamchatka7/25---TWO PROTON MAGNETOMETERSIn Saratov region, Russia
Wallops (VA)7/26---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES5 miles W of Miller Tavern, Virginia, US
Wallops (VA)7/26---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES15 miles NNE of Farmville, Virginia, US
Wallops (VA)7/28F 3 h 20 mTHUNDERSTORMS STUDIES2 miles W of Meherrin, Virginia, US
Trapani7/29~ 22 hARGONear Sevilla, Spain
Wallops (VA)7/29---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES25 miles NE of Roanoke, Virginia, US
Wallops (VA)7/29---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIESIn Lanexa, Virginia, US
Kagoshima7/2910 h 32 mNITRIC OXID MEASUREMENTS80 Km E of Nanking, China
Wallops (VA)7/31---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES14 miles S of Flat Rock, Virginia, US
ESRANGE8/??---PIROG 2 (Pointing InfraRed Observing Gondola)--- No Data ---
Wallops (VA)8/1---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES20 miles SSE of Lynchburg, Virginia, US
Kagoshima8/310 h 32 mGALACTIC IR OBSERVATIONSIn China
Trapani8/4~ 19 hAROMENear Sevilla, Spain
Kagoshima8/10---STELLAR IR OBSERVATIONSBalloon burst
Prince Albert (SK)8/1310 h 30 mPBAR40 miles N of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Prince Albert (SK)8/1514 h 40 mALICE (A Large Isotopic Composition Experiment)20 miles N of Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
Vanscoy (SK)8/16---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/19---SOLAR CELL CALIBRATIONBalloon failure at 50.000 ft. Payload landed 2.5 miles SE of Elkhart Texas, US
Prince Albert (SK)8/2122 hLEAP (Low Energy Antiproton Experiment)2 miles WSW of Mapple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada
Palestine (TX)8/23---SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION24 miles W of San Angelo Texas, US
Prince Albert (SK)8/25---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)12 miles S of Coronation, Alberta, Canada
Roswell (NM)8/304 h 39 mABLE II (Atmospheric Balloon Lidar Experiment)Gardner Peak, New Mexico, US
Xiang He8/31---X-RAY TELESCOPE - PROTOTYPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/17---CHEMILUMINESCENT NO DETECTOR + UV ABSORPTION PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24---HIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION13 miles ESE of Booneville, Arkansas, US
Palestine (TX)10/4---FIRS-2 (Far infrared Fourier transform spectrometer)3 miles SE of Groveton, Texas, US
Poços de Caldas (MG)10/1018 hSUGAR (Supernova Gamma Ray)In Alpinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Palestine (TX)10/10---HIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION8 miles SE of Oakdale, Louisiana, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/23 ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs10/2940 hGAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER10 miles S of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
Alice Springs11/8---GRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)Aborted launch
Alice Springs11/1015 mX-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)11/184 h 27 mHIGH RESOLUTION INTERFEROMETER23 miles SW of Ardmore, Oklahoma, US
Alice Springs11/18---GRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)400 miles W of Alice Springs, Australia
Alice Springs11/1920 hX-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Alice Springs12/610 h 50 mGAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER550 miles W of Alice Springs, Australia
Trapani12/7---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Syowa12/185 dPPB (Polar Patrol Balloon) - Test flight--- No Data ---