In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1993, 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 ---
Reno (NV)1/12---EARTHWINDS (Dzhanibehov - Moses - Newman)Failed after 12 miles when the ballast balloon was torn on a mountain peak.
Andoya2/7---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/8---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/10---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
Andoya2/12---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/18---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour2/28---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour3/7---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour3/7---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Dagget (CA)3/236.7 hFIRS-2 (far infrared Fourier transform spectrometer)25 Miles SW of Sayre, Oklahoma, US
Dagget (CA)4/310 hMKIV INTERFEROMETER + in situ O3 Photometer + SLS + FILOS25 Miles SE of Artesia, New Mexico, US
Dagget (CA)4/7---FOURIER TRANSFORM SPECTROMETER25 Miles SE of Moriarty, New Mexico, US
Aire Sur L'Adour5/16 hRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)W of Caussade (Tarn et Garonne), France
Aire Sur L'Adour5/5---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/11---CRAYBEX (Cosmic Ray Balloon Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/21F 6 h 8 mGRATIS (Gamma Ray Arcminute Telescope Imaging System)23 miles NE of Victoria, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/31---IBEX (Infrared Balloon-Borne Experiment)20 miles W of Belen, New Mexico, US
Birigui (SP)6/8~ 8 hTIMAX (Telescopio Imageador de Raios X)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)6/11---HIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION20 miles S of Pueblo, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)6/14F 8 h 52 mEXITE-2 (Energetic X-ray Imaging Telescope Experiment) + MIXE (Marshall Imaging X-ray Experiment)70 miles NE of Abilene, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/16F 7 hMAX (Millimeter wavelength Anisotropy eXperiment)3 miles NW of Miles, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/22F 6 h 17 mHEIDI (High Energy Imaging Device)50 miles SW of Ozona, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/24---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Lynn Lake (MB)7/2617 hBESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)50 Miles S of High Level, Alberta, Canada
Palestine (TX)7/29F 4 h 31 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION10 miles SW of Eldorado, Texas, US
Trapani8/420 h 15 mARGONear Avila, Spain.
Palestine (TX)8/11F 5 h 5 mSIS SPECTROMETER12 miles NW of Rankin, Texas, US
Lynn Lake (MB)8/1311 hTHISTLE (Tracking Heavy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope for Low Energy)5 miles W of Collins Bay, Saskatchewan, Canada
Lynn Lake (MB)8/1750 hLDBV (Long Duration Balloon Vehicle) - Flight Test # 422 miles NE of Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
Xiang He8/22---AEROSOL MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/8~ 25 hTS932 miles W of Eloy, Arizona, US
Xiang He9/12---OPTICAL PARTICLE COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/14---GRIP-2 (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)25 miles NE of Lake Havasu, Arizona, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/20---MULTIINSTRUMENTED GONDOLA--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2324 hGRIS (Gamma-Ray Imaging Spectrometer)5 miles SE of Hobart, Oklahoma, US
Xiang He9/25---HAPI-4 (X-Ray telescope)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/25---MKIV INTERFEROMETER + in situ O3 Photometer23 miles SE of Abilene, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/29~ 24 hBUGS-4 (Bristol University Gas Scintillator)10 miles SE of Woodward, Oklahoma, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/6---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/16---AMON (Absorption de Minoritaires, Ozone et NOx)--- No Data ---
Lauder11/10---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/23---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
León12/2---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/11---X-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/14~ 10 dJACEE 11 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)It sunked in Wohlschlag Bay off Cape Royds in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Never recovered.