In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2005, 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
ESRANGE1/10~ 3 hHYGROMETER (in support of MAGIC rocket launch)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/17~ 14 hMINIS (Miniature Spectrometer)Last known position 70.10 S, 6.2 W - Not recovered
SANAE1/1911 d 7 hMINIS (Miniature Spectrometer)Last known position 74.2 S, 92.1 W - Not recovered
SANAE1/205 d 11 hMINIS (Miniature Spectrometer)Last known position 71.3 S, 50.97 W - Not recovered
Churchill (MB)1/21~ 16 hMINIS (Miniature Spectrometer)Last known position 70.68 N, 37.47 W - Not recovered
SANAE1/243 d 6 hMINIS (Miniature Spectrometer)Last known position 76.6 S, 21.51 W - Not recovered
Churchill (MB)1/25~ 20 hMINIS (Miniature Spectrometer)Last known position 63.75 N, 13.65 W - Not recovered
ESRANGE1/27---E-LINK (Esrange Airborne Data Link)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)2/42 h 43 mULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)20 miles NE of Amarillo, Texas, US
Seychelles2/102 dAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Seychelles2/1430 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles2/167 dAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Seychelles2/165 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles2/193 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles2/228 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles2/2322 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles2/2410 dAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Seychelles2/256 dAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/1---AURA + Dual-beam In-Situ UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/224 h 19 mBEXUS III (Balloon Experiment for University Students)40 km W of the village of Vilhelmina, Sweden
Hyderabad3/285 h 35 mHEXIT (High Energy X-ray Imaging Telescope)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/204 hCRYOSAMPLER (Criogenic atmpospheric sampler)Near Gulbarga, 250 km W of Hyderabad, India
Aire Sur L'Adour5/7---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ Bro--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/925 h 14 mHERO (High Energy Replicated Optics)36 miles SW of Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Fort Sumner (NM)5/1825 h 30 mHEFT (High Energy Focusing Telescope)35 miles east-northeast of Holbrook, Arizona, USA
Sanriku5/211 h 13 mSUPER THIN FILM HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/25~ 4hNUSMIT (Nagoya University SuperMirror Imaging Telescope experiment) - Test flightIn the ocean shore near Sanriku
Sanriku5/295 h 7 mSOLAR SAIL--- No Data ---
Timón (MA)6/115 mOZONE SAMPLER3 km from Timón, Maranhao state , Brazil
Fort Sumner (NM)6/19 h 7 mNCT (Nuclear Compton Telescope)68 miles northwest of Socorro, NM, USA
Sanriku6/24 h 34 mSUPER PRESSURE BALLOON FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
Timón (MA)6/46 hOZONE SAMPLERNear Grajaú, Maranhao state , Brazil
Sanriku6/623 h 5 mSTRATOSPHERIC MICROBIAL COLLECTION--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)6/710 h 39 mFIRST (Far-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Troposphere)44 miles northwest of Fort Sumner (NM) USA
Timón (MA)6/8~ 7hTWIN SAMPLERW of Barra da Corda, Maranhao state, Brazil
ESRANGE6/124 d 5 h 6 mBLAST (Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope)On Victoria Island, 170 miles NW of Cambridge Bay, Northern Canadá
Timón (MA)6/1420 hMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne) + Mini DOASNE of Fortaleza de Nogueiras, Maranhao State, Brazil.
Timón (MA)6/178 h 6 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOASBetween the cities of Presidente Dutra and Tuntum, Maranhao State, Brazil.
Fort Sumner (NM)6/189 h 53 mDSTB (Deep Space Test Bed)In a national forest 13 miles south southwest of Reserve, NM, USA
Timón (MA)6/226 hSPIRALE (Spectroscopie Infra-Rouge par Absorption de Laser Embarqué)NE of Presidente Dutra city in the Maranhao State, Brazil
Longyearbyen6/2925 dTrailblazer + PEGASO (Polar Explorer for Geomagnetics And other Scientific Observations)Over international water (pack-ice) at 11:15 utc at 80º 46,743' N - 107º 18.276' E
ESRANGE6/29~ 3 hrCAPANINAS of Nikkaluokta, Sweden
Timón (MA)6/30~ 10 hLPMA-IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer) + REFIR PADW of Mirador, Maranhao, Brazil.
Longyearbyen7/614 dTrailblazer + PEGASO (Polar Explorer for Geomagnetics And other Scientific Observations)Over international water (pack-ice) at 17:57 utc at 72º 51.969' N - 176º 47.698' W
Timón (MA)7/7~ 7 hCASOLBA (CAlibration de cellules SOLaires sur vol BAllon)NW of the city of Jose de Freitas in Piauí state, Brazil.
Palestine (TX)7/2425 mARCADE 2 (Absolute Radiometer for Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Diffuse Emission)Ground abort.The termination system malfunctioned during the launch and separated the balloon from the payload.
Palestine (TX)7/289 h 11 mARCADE 2 (Absolute Radiometer for Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Diffuse Emission)51 miles ENE of Fort Stockton, Texas, US
McMurdo8/211 h 45 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/22---High Energy electron and atmospheric gamma-ray observationsNo flight. The balloon burst at launch.
McMurdo8/242 h 13 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo8/261 h 45 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo8/282 h 18 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/28---ATMOSPHERIC GRAVITY WAVES + OZONE OBSERVATIONAt 141º 56' N - 39º 45' W, in the Japan Sea.
Fort Sumner (NM)8/284 h 13 mANITA (Antarctic Impulse Transient Antenna)58 miles W southwest of Fort Sumner, NM, USA
Sanriku8/29---Observation of the VLF radio wave which accompanies noctilucence and lightning discharge.--- No Data ---
McMurdo8/311 h 40 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/31~ 9 hrCAPANINANear the village of Junosuando in the N part of Sweden
McMurdo9/22 h 25 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/56 dRUMBALast known position: 78.36º S - 116.78º E.
McMurdo9/62 h 30 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/690 dRUMBALast known position: 64.25º S - 175.08º W
McMurdo9/986 dRUMBAOn the Atlantic Ocean. Last known position: 42.66º S - 33.45º W
McMurdo9/957 dRUMBAOver the argentinian patagonic coast. Last known position: 48.65º S - 61.71º W
McMurdo9/92 h 11 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/101 h 13 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/122 h 15 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/1215 dRUMBALast known position: 77.60º S - 79.66º E
McMurdo9/122 h 20 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/136 h 8 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION13 nm SSE of Tucumcari, NM, US
McMurdo9/162 h 25 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/1791 dRUMBAOn the Pacific Ocean. Last known position: 39.83º S - 151.04º W
McMurdo9/171 hRUMBANear the launch site (76.84º S - 166.45º E)
McMurdo9/202 h 23 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/20109 dRUMBAOn the Indian Ocean. Last known position: 39.70º S - 78.10º E
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2022 h 27 mMKIV INTERFEROMETER + Dual-beam In-Situ UV-Absorption Ozone Photometer15 nm E of Parker, AZ, US
McMurdo9/222 h 30 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/2287 dRUMBAOn the Pacific Ocean. Last known position: 39.70º S - 164.07º W
McMurdo9/222 dRUMBAOn the Antarctic Ocean. Last known position: 71.30º S - 118.47º W
Aire Sur L'Adour9/22---OPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/2395 dRUMBAOn the Antarctic Ocean. Last known position: 58.01º S - 105.64º E
McMurdo9/232 h 15 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/2313 dRUMBALast known position: 64.00º S - 61.98º W
McMurdo9/2679 dRUMBAOn the Antarctic Ocean. Last known position: 63.12º S - 37.33º W
McMurdo9/261 h 30 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/271 h 37 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/282 h 15 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/2889 dRUMBALast known position: 77.29º S - 42.34º E
Fort Sumner (NM)10/15 h 45 mCWAS (Cryogenic Whole-Air Sampler) + Dual-beam In-Situ UV-Absorption Ozone PhotometerAt coordinates 35º 15.49 N, 103º 56.8 W on New Mexico, USA
McMurdo10/364 dRUMBA + TURBULENCELast known position: 68.14º S - 114.35º E
McMurdo10/32 h 35 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo10/52 h 30 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo10/528 dRUMBALast known position: 74.65º S - 27.87º E
McMurdo10/593 dRUMBAOn the Antarctic Ocean. Last known position: 56.29º S - 10.61º E
McMurdo10/575 dRUMBAOn the Pacific Ocean. Last known position: 39.89º S - 167.91º W
Aire Sur L'Adour10/7---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ Bro--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/78 h 34 mCREST (Cosmic Ray Electron Synchrotron Telescope)15 miles NNW from Hereford, Texas, US
McMurdo10/1393 dRUMBAOn the Pacific Ocean. Last known position: 48.70º S - 100.37º W
McMurdo10/1317 d + 93 dRUMBA + TURBULENCEOn the Antarctic Ocean. Last known position: 72.00º S - 10.00º W
McMurdo10/132 h 40 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo10/141 hRUMBANear the launch site (77.78º S - 169.18º E)
McMurdo10/1662 dRUMBAOn the Indian Ocean. Last known position: 39.87º S - 29.35º E
McMurdo10/162 h 20 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo10/1866 dRUMBAOn the Indian Ocean. Last known position: 39.87º S - 23.22º E
McMurdo10/215 hOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo10/242 h 50 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo10/252 h 20 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo10/2551 dRUMBAOn the Pacific Ocean. Last known position: 39.63º S - 166.44º W
McMurdo10/2594 dRUMBA + TURBULENCEOn the Pacific Ocean. Last known position: 52.98º S - 122.43º O
McMurdo10/2617 dRUMBAOn the Indian Ocean. Last known position: 39.40º S - 74.98º E
McMurdo10/2896 dRUMBAOn the Indian Ocean. Last known position: 51.00º S - 76.00º E
McMurdo10/292 h 40 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo10/312 h 30 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo11/32 hOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
Volsk11/3---EARTH'S MAGNETISM STUDIES--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)11/85 hHISENTINEL (Stratospheric Airship)103 miles E-SE of Roswell, New Mexico just across the state line in Texas.
Niamey11/16---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Darwin11/233 hCN (Condensation Nuclei) + AC (Aerosol Counter) + O3 Sensor + Radiosonde--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/1528 d 9 h 52 mCREAM II (Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass)249 nautic miles Northwest from McMurdo Antarctic base.
McMurdo12/194 h 11 mATIC-3 (Advanced Thin Ionization Calorimeter)In the Ross Ice Shelf, 70 nm E of McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/20---NUSMIT (Nagoya University SuperMirror Imaging Telescope experiment) - Launch rehearsalCachoeira Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil