In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2000, 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
McMurdo1/1017 dFGE (Flare Genesis Experiment)Near McMurdo base, Antarctica
ESRANGE1/1022 m7ENG balloon technological flight--- No Data ---
McMurdo1/1118 dMAXIS (MeV Auroral X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy)390 miles NW from McMurdo Station, Antarctica
ESRANGE1/121 h 45 m7ENG balloon technological flight--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/142 h 8 mµRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/193 h 37 mANALYSIS OF POLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/19---HALOZ--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/232 h 4 mSALOMON (Spectroscopie d'Absorption Lunaire pour l'Observation des Minoritaires Ozone et Nox)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/253 h 34 mACMS (Aerosol Composition Mass Spectrometer) + Several other instruments--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/25---BACKSCATTER SOND--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/251 h 8 mµRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/274 h 36 mTRIPLE--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/27?HALOZ--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/283 h 21 mOZONE LOSS--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/9---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + 5 instruments to measure ozone loss--- No Data ---
Ushuaia2/121 d 14 hBOA (Ballons sur l'Océan Austral)--- No Data ---
Ushuaia2/124 h 10 mBOA (Ballons sur l'Océan Austral)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/131 h 57 mOZONE LOSS--- No Data ---
Ushuaia2/145 dBOA (Ballons sur l'Océan Austral)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/162 h 10 mParachute system test--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/184 h 17 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOASIn Finland
ESRANGE2/182 dLABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) + O3Payload retrieved from Hudson Bay, Canadá.
ESRANGE2/1818 dLAGRANGIAN EXPERIMENTnear Minsk, Russian Federation.
Ushuaia2/191 dBOA (Ballons sur l'Océan Austral)--- No Data ---
Ushuaia2/203 dBOA (Ballons sur l'Océan Austral)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/222 h 35 mSALOMON (Spectroscopie d'Absorption Lunaire pour l'Observation des Minoritaires Ozone et Nox)--- No Data ---
Ushuaia2/231 dBOA (Ballons sur l'Océan Austral)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/231 h 54 mORION--- No Data ---
Ushuaia2/241 dBOA (Ballons sur l'Océan Austral)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/272 h 20 mSupport flight MIR--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/293 dTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Siberia.
ESRANGE3/14 h 48 mTRIPLE--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/1---HALOZ--- No Data ---
Lauder3/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/34 h 24 mINMARSAT TEST--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/5---OMS Gondola - ALIAS II + Dual-beam In-Situ UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer133 miles from Esrange, Sweden
ESRANGE3/6---10 ZUL new type balloon test flight--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/73 h 28 m10 ZUL new type balloon test flight--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/8---HALOZ--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/155 hMKIV INTERFEROMETER / SLS Microwave199 miles from Esrange, Sweden
ESRANGE3/25---OZONE LOSS--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/252 h 13 m7ENG test flight--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/271 h 20 mSAPIN--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/283 h 38 mSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/291 h 33 mTEST NSO.S--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/12 h 36 mSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/11 h 47 mµRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Andoya4/33 h 3 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTESAt coordinates 69º 15' North, 21º 27' East.
ESRANGE4/32 h 17 mSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/4---HALOZ--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/44 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/718 m30SFR Techno flight--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/73 hSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/35 mPARACHUTE TEST200 meters from launch pad, Fort Sumner, New Mexico, US
ESRANGE5/8---OZONE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE5/10---INMARSAT TEST--- No Data ---
ESRANGE5/152 hDESCARTESNear Hakkas, Sweden
Fort Sumner (NM)5/20---BEAST (Background Emission Anisotropy Scanning Telescope)5 miles E of Sunray, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/211 h 30 mHEAT pbar (High-Energy Antimatter Telescope)Balloon failure. Payload recovered 30 kms W of Clovis, New Mexico, US
Madeira6/??---AEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Madeira6/??---AEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Madeira6/??---AEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)6/325 h 30 mHEAT pbar (High-Energy Antimatter Telescope)20 miles N of Cedar Ridge, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)6/430 hULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)2 miles N of Bernardillo, New Mexico, US
Sanriku6/511 h 10 mBETS (Balloon-borne Electron Telescope with Scintillating fibers)Pacific Ocean near the launch site
Gap-Tallard6/14~5 hOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/15~ 9 hCLAIRE (Gamma-Ray Lens Telescope)In a corn field in Castel-Jaloux (Landes), France.
ESRANGE6/162 hDESCARTESNear Svappavaara, Sweden
Trapani6/1905 h 25 mBOOMERANGOn the Mediterranean sea.
Gap-Tallard6/204 h 55 mSDLA-LAMA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable - Laser pour l'Analyse du Méthane Atmosphérique)Near Entraigues-sur-Volane, Ardèche, France.
Palestine (TX)6/27F 3 hSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION14 miles NW of Stephenville, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/283 h 22 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/30~ 2 hSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + NILU-CUBE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/58 hNIGHTGLOW17 miles NW of Big Lake, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/5F 3h 6 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION35 miles SW of Abilene, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/7F 3 h 20 mINTERFEROMETER / SPECTROMETER10 miles NE of Coleman, Texas, US
Trapani7/10~23 hBIRBA (Biological Radiation on Balloon)In Spain
Lynn Lake (MB)8/1047 h 23 mBESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)31 miles SE of High Prairie, Alberta, Canada
ESRANGE8/142 h 30 mDESCARTESNear Kangos, Sweden
Palestine (TX)8/18---INFOCµS (International Focusing Optics Collaboration for µCrab Sensitivity)Balloon failure in the launch pad. No flight
Holloman AFB (NM)8/20---INVESTIGATION OF UPPER ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCEWhite Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US
Lynn Lake (MB)8/2524 h 18 mAESOP (Anti-Electron Sub Orbital Payload) + LEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/283 h 44 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)8/2914 hMANTRA (Middle Atmosphere Nitrogen TRend Assesment)East of Nipawin provincial Park, about 280 km northeast of the launch base.
Palestine (TX)8/29F 4 hINFOCµS (International Focusing Optics Collaboration for µCrab Sensitivity)20 miles SW of Menara, Texas, US
Sanriku8/302 h 45 mSTRATOSPHERIC OZONE--- No Data ---
Lynn Lake (MB)9/1---ISOMAX (Isotope Magnet Experiment).Payload crashed near South Indian Lake, Alberta, Canada
Fort Sumner (NM)9/19---HERO (High Energy Replicated Optics)10 miles E of Naturita, Colorado, US
ESRANGE9/22---SKERRIES--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/25---COSMIC AND HELIOSPHERIC PHYSICS8 miles N of Snowflake, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/426.5 hLXeGRIT (Liquid Xenon Gama-Ray Imaging Telescope)14 miles SW of Buckeye, Arizona, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/46 h 52 mCRYOGENIC AIR COLLECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/93 h 10 mµRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/169 h 41 mBEAST (Background Emission Anisotropy Scanning Telescope)6 miles S of Gotebo, Oklahoma, US
Baurú GLB (SP)11/1718 dSAMBA gondolaPayload lost.
ESRANGE11/17---SKERRIES--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)11/1922 dSAMBA + INMARSATPayload lost.
Hyderabad11/21---LASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/244 h 35 mOZONE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/245 h 24 mTANGO MAP 11North of the town of Pello, Finland
ESRANGE11/296 h 11 mTANGO MAP 12S of Pello, Finland
ESRANGE12/210 h 31 mVuelo apertura campaña ARCHEOPS--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/43 h 30 mSALOMON (Spectroscopie d'Absorption Lunaire pour l'Observation des Minoritaires Ozone et Nox)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/44 hTANGO MAP 13North of the town of Rovaniemi, Finland
ESRANGE12/11---SKERRIES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/11---CRYOSAMPLER (Criogenic atmpospheric sampler)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/123 h 30 mNTA Test flight + HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/125 h 24 mTANGO MAP 14North of the town of Kemijärvi, Finland
Trapani12/14---SINTESYS--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/166 h 30 mFIRBE (Far InfraRed Balloon-borne Experiment)300 kms from Hyderabad, India
ESRANGE12/18---TANGO MAP 15--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/2817 dATIC-1 (Advanced Thin Ionization Calorimeter)At 75º 30' S 154º 5' E, Antarctica