In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1994, 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
McMurdo1/2~ 9 dJACEE 12 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)443 miles ESE of McMurdo, Antarctica
Reno (NV)1/12---EARTHWINDS (Abruzzo - Melton - Newman)In Tranquility, California, US
Latacunga1/1442 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Latacunga1/187 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/212 h 49 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)1/23---FGE (Flare Genesis Experiment)3 miles SE of Paducah, Texas, US
Latacunga1/237 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/2522 mRADIBAL + BALLAD--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)1/268 hr 20 mDOUBLE PROBE ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Latacunga1/286 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/312 h 30 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)2/1---DOUBLE PROBE ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/13 h 55 mTRIPLE (BONBON)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/23 h 5 mRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Latacunga2/310 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/52 h 32 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/84 h 11 mRADIBAL + BALLAD + BOCCAD--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/92 h 42 m???????????? + Dual-beam In-Situ UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/102 h 17 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Andoya2/19---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad2/20---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Andoya3/3---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour3/172 hOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Andoya3/21---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour3/232 h 20 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour3/243 h 3 mAMON (Absorption de Minoritaires, Ozone et NOx)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/16---CRYOSAMPLER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/23---DEVELOPMENTAL FLIGHT (D7)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/27 h 54 mMACSIMS (Measurement of Atmospheric Constituents by Selective Ion Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/28 h 15 mPIROG 7 (Pointing InfraRed Observing Gondola)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/3F 26 hHEAT (High-Energy Antimatter Telescope)6 miles W of Wellington, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/15---IBEX (Infrared Balloon-borne EXperiment)35 miles W of Pueblo, Colorado, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/2222 hMKIV INTERFEROMETER + FIRS-2 (far infrared Fourier transform spectrometer) + Dual-beam In-Situ UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer8 miles SW of Datil, New Mexico, US
Sanriku6/114 hHEAVY COSMIC PARTICLES DETECTORPayload recovered from the sea near the Oga peninsula in Japan
Palestine (TX)6/2F 10 13 mMSAM-1 (Medium-Scale Anisotropy Measurement)25 miles W of Odessa, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/7F 7 h 36 mGRATIS (Gamma Ray Arcminute Telescope Imaging System)9 miles E of Menard, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/139 h 50 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/159 h 10 mCASOLBA (CAlibration de cellules SOLaires sur vol BAllon)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/179 h 38 mELHYSA + Aerosols--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/20F 8 hMAX (Millimeter wavelength Anisotropy eXperiment)7 miles SW of Barnhart, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/219 h 52 mELHYSA + H2O--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/288 h 14 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Lynn Lake (MB)8/1---BESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)45 miles NW of Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
Palestine (TX)8/6F 6 h 2 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION10 miles S of Ballinger, Texas, US
Lynn Lake (MB)8/823 hsCAPRICE (Cosmic AntiParticle Ring Imaging Cherenkov).Near Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Lynn Lake (MB)8/28---AESOP (Anti-Electron Sub Orbital Payload) + LEE (Low Energy Electrons)49 miles NE of Laronge, Saskatchewan, Canada
Palestine (TX)9/2 PROMETHEUS I - Gamma Ray TelescopeBalloon failure. Impact 14 miles SE of Palestine, Texas, US
Sanriku9/3 BICE (Balloon-borne Infrared Carbon Explorer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/10F 4 h 32 mPROMETHEUS I - Gamma Ray Telescope15 miles SW of Mason, Texas, US
Xiang He9/15---OPTICAL PARTICLE COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/1732 hPRONAOS (Projet National d'Astronomie Submillimetrique)25 miles SE of Gallup, New Mexico, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/259 h 13 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/26~ 10 hSDS (Solar Disk Sextant)15 miles N of Clovis, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/9---DUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER20 miles SE of Childress, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/132 h 25 mRADIBAL + BALLAD + BOCCAD--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/283 h 34 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere)--- No Data ---
Lauder10/31---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Andoya11/3---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
León11/182 h 8 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
León11/184 h 16 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
León11/216 h 48 mMACSIMS (Measurement of Atmospheric Constituents by Selective Ion Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/208 h 55 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/21~ 13 dJACEE 13 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)Victoria Land at 73 45' S, 152 22' E in Antarctica
Reno (NV)12/31---EARTHWINDS (Melton - Newman - Saad)Anchor balloon failure. Capsule landed in Fallon, Nevada, US