In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2001, 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
Holloman AFB (NM)??/??---HARBOR MIST (High Altitude RIT Balloon Operations Research Multispectral Imaging System Test)--- No Data ---
McMurdo1/4~ 27 dTOP HAT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/114 h 37 mMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/122 h 18 mARCHEOPS--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/123h 45 mPSC 1--- No Data ---
Hyderabad1/212 hCRYOSAMPLER (Criogenic atmpospheric sampler)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/2910 hARCHEOPSIn Syktyvkar, Russian Federation
Baurú GLB (SP)2/13---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + RUMBA30 kms from La Estrella, Salta, Argentina
Baurú GLB (SP)2/1571 dSAMBA + INMARSATPayload lost.
Baurú GLB (SP)2/154 hSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)Mirante do Paranapanema, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ESRANGE2/174 h 39 mMAP 21--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/193 h 50 mMAP 22--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/21---SAMBA + RUMBA + LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/214 h 30 mSAOZ BrO (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + µLIDAR + H2OCuiaba Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ESRANGE2/226 h 19 mMAP 23--- No Data ---
Alice Springs2/244 h 17 mNIGHTGLOW + ULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)115 miles SSW of Alice Springs, Australia
ESRANGE2/2811 h 14 mMAP 24--- No Data ---
Alice Springs3/924 h 42 mULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)90 millas al N de Carnarvon, Australia
ESRANGE3/134 hLPMA-IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer)25 km at W of Liminkojarvi city, Sweden.
ESRANGE3/162 hMAP 25--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/17---MAP (long duration)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/205 h 30 mJUMBO--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/213 h 49 mVLD 02 (long duration)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/21---MAP 26--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/235 h 15 mTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/27---VLD 03 + RUMBA--- No Data ---
Lauder4/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/106 hSUN TRACKING/SCANNING PHOTOMETERS--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/187 hLASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/184 h 5 mCUBESAT BUS SYSTEM TESTPacific Ocean
Sanriku5/206 h 12 mCUBESAT BUS SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/2340 h 50 mEMULSION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/2324 hHERO (High Energy Replicated Optics)25 miles of South King, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/2628 hULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon) - SUPPORT SYSTEMS TEST10 miles NW of Gila Bend, Arizona, US
Sanriku5/306 h 40 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/417 h 55 mAUTOBALLASTING SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/117 h 35 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/149 h 20 mCLAIRE (Gamma-Ray Lens Telescope)In the Bergerac region, (Dordogne), France
Trapani6/15~ 3 hHASI (Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument)En Sicilia, Italia
Gap-Tallard6/206 h 50 mSPIRALE (Spectroscopie Infra-Rouge par Absorption de Laser Embarqué)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/212h 19 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + PAPARAZZI--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/216 h 33 mCASOLBA (CAlibration de cellules SOLaires sur vol BAllon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/265 h 51 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION12 miles W of Ballinger, Texas, US
Trapani7/2~21 hBIRBA (Biological Radiation on Balloon)On the Atlantic Ocean W of Gibraltar strait
Palestine (TX)7/46 h 28 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION15 miles of Robert Lee, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/57 h 32 mINFOCµS (International Focusing Optics Collaboration for µCrab Sensitivity)40 miles NE of Midland, Texas, US
Trapani7/14~ 4 hBIRBA (Biological Radiation on Balloon)En Sicilia, Italia
Trapani7/235 hBABY (BAckground BYpass)En Sicilia, Italia
Palestine (TX)8/4~ 5 hGLAST BFEM (Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope - Balloon Flight Engineering Model)22 miles NE of Big Lake, Texas, US
Tillamook (OR)8/9---KITTY HAWK 3Tillamook Airport, Oregon, US
ESRANGE8/92 h 20 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/142 h 50 mNAL Mock-up--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/163 h 35 mCNES Mock-up--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/2111h 10 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS200 km E of Kiruna, Sweden
ESRANGE8/2310 h 30 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/283 h 45 mOBSERVATION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/295 h 7 mHARD X-RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/294 hCNES Techno-TM--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/31---HSFD (High Speed Flight Demonstrator)No launch
Sanriku9/14 h 50 mATMOSPHERIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/37 h 39 mBETS (Balloon-borne Electron Telescope with Scintillating fibers) - Solar panels test--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/64 h 50 mULTRA THIN FILM BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/20---BESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)Balloon failure. Payload landed 40 miles NNW of Melrose, New Mexico, US
Zhengding9/22F 4 h 30 mHAPI-4 (X-Ray telescope)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2417 h 47 mBESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)25 miles SSW of Moriarty, New Mexico, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/22 h 48 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/48 h 30 mSDS (Solar Disk Sextant)18 miles WSW of CHildress, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/414 h 15 mCASOLBA (CAlibration de cellules SOLaires sur vol BAllon)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/117 h 30 mLDB (Long Duration Balloon) test flight10 miles SW of Littlefield, Texas, Us
Aire Sur L'Adour10/163 h 50 mSDLA-LAMA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable - Laser pour l'Analyse du Méthane Atmosphérique)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/224 h 13 mELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/233 h 40 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)11/214 h 32 mARCADE (Absolute Radiometer for Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Diffuse Emission)43 miles S of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, US
ESRANGE11/9---EBASS (Esrange Balloon Service System)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/16---FIRBE (Far InfraRed Balloon-borne Experiment)200 kms W of Hyderabad, India
Hyderabad11/20---INFRARED ASTRONOMY150 kms W of Hyderabad, India
ESRANGE12/3---OZONE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/4---OPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/5---OPENING FLIGHT + INMARSAT test--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/6---25ENG new balloon type test flight--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/7---FIRBE (Far InfraRed Balloon-borne Experiment)160 kms W of Hyderabad, India
ESRANGE12/94 h 20 mPSC 1--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/12---RUS 500m3--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/16---HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/182 h 40 m30 SFR techno--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/2031 d 24.5 hTIGER (Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder)250 miles SSE of McMurdo station, Antarctica