In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1997, 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
Andoya1/14---LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) + OPC (Optical Particle Counter)--- No Data ---
Syowa1/19---GRAB SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Andoya1/19---LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) + OPC (Optical Particle Counter)--- No Data ---
Syowa1/22---GRAB SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)1/22---CCN Counter--- No Data ---
Andoya1/29---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/21 h 54 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/93 h 49 mRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/102 hCRYOGENIC AIR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/103 h 40 mMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/10---WATER VAPOUR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/112 h 51 mTRIPLE--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/142 h 5 mELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/142 h 50 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS--- No Data ---
Juazeiro do Norte (CE)2/145 h 20 mDUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER + ALIAS II10 miles from Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil
ESRANGE2/223 h 7 mSAKURA (Cryogenic sampler)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/23---Optical Particle Counter--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/242 h 46 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/2413 dSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)In Greenland.
ESRANGE2/25---WATER VAPOUR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/252 hCRYOGENIC AIR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/263 hLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + CAESR--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/263 h 37 mAMON (Absorption de Minoritaires, Ozone et NOx)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/282 h 10 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Andoya3/16---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/1721 d & 3 hSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)Near Trondheim, Norway
ESRANGE3/182 h 35 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/183 h 30 mSAKURA (Cryogenic sampler) / DESCARTES--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/202 h 20 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/212 h 35 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + CAESR--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/243 hMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/30---LASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/28---TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)4/308 h 50 mFIRS-2 (far infrared Fourier transform spectrometer) + in situ O3 Photometer10 miles SW of Bettles, Alaska, US
ESRANGE5/1---OZONE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/718 h 30 mEXITE-2 (Energetic X-Ray Imaging Telescope Experiment) + MIXE2 (Marshall Imaging X-ray Experiment)W Oklahoma City, US
Fort Wainwright (AK)5/88 h 30 mMKIV INTERFEROMETER35 miles SW of Tanana, Alaska, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/2026 hSOFCAL (Scintillating Optical Fiber Calorimeter)14 miles SW of Congress, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/245 hCAPRICE (Cosmic AntiParticle Ring Imaging Cherenkov).13 miles of Corona, New Mexico, US
Sanriku5/30---SAKURA (Cryogenic sampler)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/2F 6 h 39 mMSAM2 (Medium-Scale Anisotropy Measurement)25 miles SE of Sonora, Texas, US
Sanriku6/25 hBETS (Balloon borne Electron Telescope with Scintillating fibers)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/11F 4 h 32 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION15 miles WNW of San Saba, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/128 h 1 mOPENING FLIGHT + INMARSAT TEST--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/176 h 24 mMACSIMS (Measurement of Atmospheric Constituents by Selective Ion Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/198 h 23 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)6/2312 d 8 hTEST FLIGHT + COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT300 miles E of Inuvik, Canada.
Gap-Tallard6/242 h 35 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/252 h 48 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)6/305 h 50 mOMS Gondola - ALIAS II + Dual-beam In-Situ UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer12 miles NNW of Nenana, Alaska, US
Gap-Tallard7/16 h 13 mMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne)--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)7/87 hMKIV INTERFEROMETER + in situ O3 Photometer21 miles NW of Nenana, Alaska, US
Kamchatka7/9---RUNJOB V (RUssia-Nippon JOint Balloon program)--- No Data ---
Kamchatka7/11---RUNJOB VI (RUssia-Nippon JOint Balloon program)--- No Data ---
Kamchatka7/16---RUNJOB VII (RUssia-Nippon JOint Balloon program)--- No Data ---
Trapani7/2320 h 27 mCRASH (Cosmic Rays And Strange Hadronic matter)In Los Barrios, Cadiz, Spain
Palestine (TX)7/25F 3 h 21 mLXeGRIT (Liquid Xenon Gama-Ray Imaging Telescope)10 miles NW of Sterling City, Texas, US
Lynn Lake (MB)7/2826 hBESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)5 miles NW of Dixonville, Alberta, Canadá
Palestine (TX)8/2F 4 hSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Trapani8/63 h 53 mHASI (Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument) - PWAOn the Mediterranean Sea
Trapani8/103 h 45 mTRANSMEDIn Marettimo, Sicily, Italy
Palestine (TX)8/123 h 30 mBOOMERANG (Balloon Observations of Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation and Geophysics)2 miles SW of Mount Calm, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/14F 41 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION12 miles NW of Morgan City, Texas, US
ESRANGE8/16---OZONE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Ny-Alesund8/192 hOZONE MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/24F 3 h 59 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION12 miles SE of Sonora, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/25F 4 h 14 mLXeGRIT (Liquid Xenon Gama-Ray Imaging Telescope)15 miles SE of Midland, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/29F 5 h 56 mBOOMERANG (Balloon Observations of Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation and Geophysics)18 miles SSE of Fort Stockton, Texas, US
Lynn Lake (MB)9/221 h 20 mAESOP (Anti-Electron Sub Orbital Payload) + LEE (Low Energy Electrons)17 miles NW of Hudson bay, Canada
Sanriku9/9---A balloon-borne resonance fluorescence instrument for in-situ measurement of Ozone.--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/113 h 2 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2426 h 50 mTIGER (Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder)8 miles SE of Coldwater, Kansas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/2511 h 25 mPIROG 8 (Pointing InfraRed Observing Gondola)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/421 hRICH II (Ring Imaging Cerenkov Detector)11 miles W of Apache, Oklahoma, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/82 h 51 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTESIn Tarn-et-Garonne
Fort Sumner (NM)10/157 h 50 mHEXIS (High Energy X-ray Imaging Spectrometer)W of Wichita Falls, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/283 h 14 mETNA (Equipement de Télécommunication Numérique pour Aérostat)--- No Data ---
Juazeiro do Norte (CE)11/116 h 20 mDUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Juazeiro do Norte (CE)11/205 h 50 mDUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER + ALIAS IIAt coordinates 7º 5' - 40º 6'
Baurú GLB (SP)11/232 h 3 mLABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) / OPC (Optical Particle Counter).--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/262 h 40 mSUPER PRESSURE BALLOON TESTIn Viella, Gers, France
Baurú GLB (SP)11/29---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO--- No Data ---