In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1999, 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
Goa1/1620 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 4.4º N 88.8º W
ESRANGE1/183 hELHYSA + DIRAC--- No Data ---
Goa1/196 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 2.2º S 64.2º W
Arena Arctica1/21---LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde)--- No Data ---
Goa1/211 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Over Central India
Goa1/225 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 3.2º S 77.7º W
Goa1/265 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 2.5º S 73.2º W
Goa1/2710 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 0.2º S 89.2º W
ESRANGE1/276 h 15 mMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne) + SFINX--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/272 h 53 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/302 h 37 mELHYSA + DIRAC--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/65 h 9 mTRIPLE--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/61 h 41 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
Goa2/78 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 6.2º S 64.2º W
Goa2/74 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 22.1º N 78.3º W
Arena Arctica2/8---LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde)--- No Data ---
Arena Arctica2/8---LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/103 h 30 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/114 h 47 mAMON (Absorption de Minoritaires, Ozone et NOx) + AMON-RA--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/111 h 35 mBPS support flight--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/12---BACKSCATTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/12---BACKSCATTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/12---BACKDOOR--- No Data ---
Goa2/129 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 1.0º S 59.5º W
Goa2/1310 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 3.8º S 71.4º W
Goa2/159 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 0.1º N 71.8º W
ESRANGE2/185 hTechnological flight 7 eng balloon model--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/187 dSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + CH4 + O3In Siberia on the russian federation.
ESRANGE2/182 h 29 mTechnological flight ALLEGEE system--- No Data ---
Goa2/194 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 0.4º N 65.6º W
ESRANGE2/1917 dLABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) + O3In the Canada coast at 54º 97' N - 56º 70' W
Goa2/204 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 6.7º N 61.7º W
Goa2/2110 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 5.3º S 38.0º W
Lauder2/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/222 h 25 mORION--- No Data ---
Goa2/236 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 2.9º N 59.5º W
ESRANGE2/233 h 28 mSDLA-LAMA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable - Laser pour l'Analyse du Méthane Atmosphérique)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/24---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTnear Loving, New Mexico, US
Goa2/257 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 1.8º N 48.3º W
ESRANGE2/25---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goa2/2811 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Lost Signal at 9.5º N 49.1º W
Hyderabad4/14---LASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/194 h 15 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/213 hSAOZ + DIRAC + O3--- No Data ---
Hondo (NM)4/27~ 6 hSOUNDER - a vehicle designed to be launched and ascend like a balloon but instrumented to fly like a blimp.S of Jourdanton, Texas.
Aire Sur L'Adour4/283 h 22 mSALOMON (Spectroscopie d'Absorption Lunaire pour l'Observation des Minoritaires Ozone et Nox)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/298 h 50 mMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne) + SFINX--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/29---CRYOSAMPLER (Criogenic atmpospheric sampler)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/34 h 23 mTRIPLE + HALOMAX--- No Data ---
ESRANGE5/3---CRYOGENIC AIR COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/53 h 2 mELHYSA + DIRAC--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/79 h 30 mLXeGRIT (Liquid Xenon Gama-Ray Imaging Telescope)10 miles NW of Fairview, Oklahoma, US
Aire Sur L'Adour5/104 h 9 mSDLA-LAMA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable - Laser pour l'Analyse du Méthane Atmosphérique)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/3024 h 40 mHEAT pbar (High-Energy Antimatter Telescope)22 miles SW of Carlsbad, New Mexico, US
Trapani6/??---BOOMERANG--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/117 h 35 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/14F 5 h 15 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION16 miles SW of Lometra, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/17F 8 h 31 mMAXIMA (Millimeter anisotropy experiment imaging array)15 miles N of Sterling City, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/176 h 47 mMACSIMS (Measurement of Atmospheric Constituents by Selective Ion Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/2512 h 8 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/296 h 58 mSPIRALE (Spectroscopie Infra-Rouge par Absorption de Laser Embarqué)--- No Data ---
Trapani7/517 hsCOBY IIIn Spain
Palestine (TX)7/6F 5 h 8 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION5 miles W of Knickobacker, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/6F 6 h 33 mSPRITES DETECTION5 miles W of Knickobacker, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard7/63 h 4 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/72 h 21 mµRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Kamchatka7/77 dRUNJOB VIII (RUssia-Nippon JOint Balloon program)--- No Data ---
Kamchatka7/126 dRUNJOB IX (RUssia-Nippon JOint Balloon program)--- No Data ---
Kamchatka7/136 dRUNJOB X (RUssia-Nippon JOint Balloon program)--- No Data ---
Kamchatka7/146 dRUNJOB XI (RUssia-Nippon JOint Balloon program)--- No Data ---
Trapani7/17~ 24 hsARCHEOPSNear Granja de Torre Hermosa, Badajoz, Spain
Lynn Lake (MB)8/1~ 2 hrBESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)Reindeer Lake, Saskatchewan, Canadá
Trapani8/2~ 14 hIBEX (Infrared Balloon-borne EXperiment) + GPSR-MEBEXNear Nerpio, a town in the Sierra de Segura, Albacete province of Huelva, Spain.
Lynn Lake (MB)8/1138 h 22 m (34.8 hr)BESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)22 miles NE of Hotchkiss, Alberta, Canada
Ottumwa (IA)8/1413 h 29 m (10 h)SPRITES DETECTION5 miles NW of Carleton, Nebraska, US
Ottumwa (IA)8/14---SPRITES DETECTIONAborted flight
Lynn Lake (MB)8/1745 h 13 m (42 h)AESOP (Anti-Electron Sub Orbital Payload) + LEE (Low Energy Electrons)16 miles ENE of Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Ottumwa (IA)8/2111 h 34 m (8 hr 30 m)SPRITES DETECTION5 miles of Endicott, Nebraska, US
ESRANGE8/262 hSKERRIESBy the lake Kitkiöjärvi near the finish border.
Sanriku9/13 h 15 mUTLTRA THIN BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/26 h 55 mBETS (Balloon-borne Electron Telescope with Scintillating fibers)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE9/6---TELEMETRY TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2031 h 50 mTRACER (Transition Radiation Array for Cosmic Energetic Radiation)16 miles S of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2211.5 hPRONAOS (Projet National d'Astronomie Submillimetrique)16 miles S of Alamogordo, New Mexico, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/65 h 50 mCASOLBA (CAlibration de cellules SOLaires sur vol BAllon)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/117 h 8 mCRYOGENIC AIR COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/232 hULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)3 miles S of Melrose, New Mexico, US
ESRANGE11/9---SKERRIES--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/11---TELEMETRY TEST--- No Data ---
Andoya11/172 h 58 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTESAt coordinates 69º 31' 08" North, 20º 31' 40" East.
ESRANGE11/195 h 18 mOMS Gondola - Analizador de CO2 / LACE / Dual-beam In-Situ UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer / ALIAS II9 miles S of Kittila, Sweden
Hyderabad11/25---INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/3---FIRBE (Far InfraRed Balloon-borne Experiment)53 km from Hyderabad, India.
ESRANGE12/36 h 43 mMKIV INTERFEROMETER / SLS Microwave Instrument (both JPL) and DESCARTES instrument (IRF)12 miles S of Orajarvi, Sweden
ESRANGE12/43 h 40 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/102 h 34 mETNA (Equipement de Télécommunication Numérique pour Aérostat)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/15---SKERRIES--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/171 h 49 mETNA (Equipement de Télécommunication Numérique pour Aérostat)--- No Data ---