In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1991, 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
Syowa1/5---PPB (Polar Patrol Balloon)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/18---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/22---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/26---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/26---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/4---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/6---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
Apatity3/24---X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Latacunga3/247 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)3/31---IN SITU ClO MEASUREMENTS20 Miles S of Texico, New Mexico, US
Latacunga4/320 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Dagget (CA)4/9---DUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER40 Miles WSW of Socorro, New Mexico, US
Latacunga4/1042 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)Balloon lost over the Indian Ocean
Fort Sumner (NM)5/5---MKIV INTERFEROMETER12 miles SW of Grants, New Mexico, US
Vanscoy (SK)5/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/16---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/18---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/20---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/23---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/23---SCRIBE (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/25F 12 h 9 mBICE (Balloon-borne Infrared Carbon Explorer)14 miles NW of Big Spring, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/4F 9 h 18 mMAX (Millimeter wavelength Anisotropy eXperiment)20 miles SE of Abilene, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/11F 8 h 21 mBICE (Balloon-borne Infrared Carbon Explorer)16 miles NE of Wink, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/26---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Jinzhou7/2472 hSPARK CHAMBER + MAGNETIC SPECTROMETERTianshan Mountain, Rusia
Lynn Lake (MB)7/2522 hSMILI (Superconducting Magnet Instrument for Light Isotopes)75 miles N of Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Palestine (TX)8/1F 2 h 55 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION17 miles NNW of San Angelo, Texas, US
Jinzhou8/21 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon failure at 18 km
Lynn Lake (MB)8/922 hSOFIE (Scintillating Optical Fiber Isotope Experiment)75 miles N of Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Vanscoy (SK)8/13---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)8/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/30---PIROG 6 (Pointing InfraRed Observing Gondola)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/17---CRYOGENIC AIR COLLECTOR5 miles N of Lidia, New Mexico, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/19---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Syowa9/23---PPB (Polar Patrol Balloon)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2323 hMASS (Matter Antimatter Superconducting Spectrometer)23 miles W of Corona, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2530 hRICH (Ring Imaging Cerenkov Counter)15 miles W of Newman, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/1---DUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER37 miles SE of Liberal, Kansas, US
Baurú GLB (SP)11/??18 hCOSMIC RAYS, OZONE AND ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Lauder11/7---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)11/818 hMEASUREMENTS OF X-RAYS IN THE ATMOSPHERE, CHARGED PARTICLES AND NEUTRONS; PROTONS AND GAMMA RAYS; ULTRA HIGH ENERGY EXOTIC PARTICLES FLUX.--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)11/1018 hdE/dX DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)11/1914 hHARD X-RAYS OBSERVATIONIn Sao Manuel - Sao Paulo
ESRANGE11/20---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/25---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/28---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/310 hHARD X-RAYS OBSERVATIONIn Itirapina - Sao Paulo
ESRANGE12/4---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/5---ASTRID--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/11---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/13---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/169 d 5 hMAGPIE (Magnetic Passive Isotope Experiment)--- No Data ---