In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2006, 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
ESRANGE1/9~ 5 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT + DUSTERNear Porttipahdan Tekojärvi in Finland.
Seychelles1/1310 hAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/166 hSALOMON (Spectroscopie d'Absorption Lunaire pour l'Observation des Minoritaires Ozone et Nox)In the N part of Finland, near the lake Inari.
ESRANGE1/203 h 30 mSPIRALE (Spectroscopie Infra-Rouge par Absorption de Laser Embarqué) + STACNear the village of Lannavaara, in the N part of Sweden
Seychelles1/227 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles1/2214 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles1/223 dAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Seychelles1/233 dAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Seychelles1/244 dAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Seychelles1/262 dAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Seychelles1/2625 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles1/284 dAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Seychelles1/298 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles1/301 dAEROCLIPPER--- No Data ---
Base Mario Zucchelli2/135 dPEGASO-DAntarctic Ocean
Santa María (RS)2/15~ 30 mSPRITES DETECTIONNear Agua Boa, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil
ESRANGE2/183 hOPENING CAMPAIGN TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT + FLASH BNear the village of Karesuando in the N part of Sweden
ESRANGE2/28---12 METERS SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/110 hLPMA-IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer) + Mini DOAS50 km northwest of Tingisautio, in the northeast part of Finland
ESRANGE3/326 h12 METERS SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TESTIn Northern Finland
ESRANGE3/74 h12 METERS SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Mexico DF3/11---CMET (Controlled Meteorological Balloons)--- No Data ---
Mexico DF3/11---CMET (Controlled Meteorological Balloons)--- No Data ---
Santa María (RS)3/1710 hSPRITES DETECTIONPayload not recovered. Estimated landing site near Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Mexico DF3/18---CMET (Controlled Meteorological Balloons)--- No Data ---
Mexico DF3/18---CMET (Controlled Meteorological Balloons)--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/27~ 3 hBOV-1 (Balloon-based Operation Vehicle)In the Japan Sea
Sanriku5/316 h 20 mbCALET-1 (Balloon-Borne CALorimetric Electron Telescope)In the Pacific Ocean
ESRANGE6/25 d 4 h 5 mAESOP (Anti-Electron Sub Orbital Payload)163 miles W of Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island, Canadá
ESRANGE6/128 h 41 mULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)51 miles SO of Esrange, Sweden
Sanriku6/1312 h 5 mPHENEX (Polarimetry for High ENErgy X rays)--- No Data ---
Longyearbyen6/1417 dTrailblazer + PEGASO (Polar Explorer for Geomagnetics And other Scientific Observations)At coordinates 81º 28' N - 5º 24' W in the N part of Greenland.
Cotonou6/1620 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou6/184 d 14 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou6/185 d 4 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE6/193 h 10 mBEXUS IV (Balloon Experiment for University Students)10 km W of Naimakka village, Sweden
Cotonou6/212 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou6/267 d 3 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou6/268 d 8 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou6/271 d 22 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou6/3013 d 4 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou6/301 d 20 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou7/46 d 5 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou7/62 d 23 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou7/75 d 2 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE7/84 d 13 h 58 mTRACER (Transition Radiation Array for Cosmic Energetic Radiation)75 nm SSE of Resolute, Nunavut Province, Canada
Cotonou7/94 d 4 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou7/913 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Cotonou7/112 d 5 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/217 h 51 mARCADE 2 (Absolute Radiometer for Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Diffuse Emission)40 miles SE of Fort Stockton, Texas, US
Niamey7/31---LABS + OPC + µDIRAC--- No Data ---
Niamey7/31---OPC + CN--- No Data ---
Niamey8/2---O3 + BKS--- No Data ---
Niamey8/3---O3 + BKS + FLASH-B--- No Data ---
Niamey8/3---LABS + µSDLA + µDIRACLaunch failure
Niamey8/5---O3 + BKS + FLASH-B--- No Data ---
Niamey8/5---LABS + µSDLA + µDIRAC--- No Data ---
Niamey8/7---SAOZ-H2O + µDIRAC + AIRS + RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Niamey8/7---O3 + BKS + FLASH-B--- No Data ---
Niamey8/9---O3 + BKS--- No Data ---
Niamey8/10---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO + µLIDAR + LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) + NILU CUBE--- No Data ---
Niamey8/12---O3 + BKS--- No Data ---
Niamey8/14---O3 + BKS + FLASH-B--- No Data ---
Niamey8/17---LABS + OPC + µDIRAC--- No Data ---
Niamey8/19---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO + µLIDAR + LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) + NILU CUBE--- No Data ---
Niamey8/21---O3 + BKS + FLASH-B--- No Data ---
McMurdo8/212 h 15 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo8/221 h 45 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
Niamey8/23---LABS + µSDLA + µDIRAC--- No Data ---
Niamey8/23---O3 + BKS + FLASH-B--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/25~ 5 hSPRITE OBSERVATIONIn the Pacific Ocean
Fort Sumner (NM)8/265 h 15 mSTRATOFILM SF-450 (Technological Flight)20 km NE of Estancia, NM, US
McMurdo8/271 h 45 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo8/281 h 45 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
Zinder8/286 dAMMA DRIFTSONDE 1Near Venezuela's coast
Zinder8/2922 hAMMA DRIFTSONDE 2--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/303 h 10 mSOLAR SAILIn the Pacific Ocean
McMurdo9/11 h 40 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/17 h 38 mSMILE (Sub-MeV Gamma-Ray Imaging Loaded-on-Balloon Experiment)In the Pacific Ocean
Zinder9/19 dAMMA DRIFTSONDE 3--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/31 h 45 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
Zinder9/47 dAMMA DRIFTSONDE 4--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/4~ 18 hsHASP 2006 (High Altitude Student Platform)42 miles N-NW of Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Zinder9/65 dAMMA DRIFTSONDE 5--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/91 h 30 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/92 h 15 mOZONE SONDE--- No Data ---
Zinder9/97 dAMMA DRIFTSONDE 6--- No Data ---
Zinder9/127 dAMMA DRIFTSONDE 7--- No Data ---
Zinder9/1519 dAMMA DRIFTSONDE 8--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/18---FIRST (Far-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Troposphere)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/256 h 24 mHERO (High Energy Replicated Optics)31.5 nm E southeast of Fort Sumner, NM, USA
Fort Sumner (NM)9/305 h 11 mSTRATOFILM SF-430 (Technological Flight)13 nm N of Fort Sumner, NM, US
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)11/19~ 12 hNUSMIT (Nagoya University SuperMirror Imaging Telescope experiment)Sunk 50 km from Restinga de Marambaia, Rio de Janeiro ocean shore, Brazil
Hyderabad11/217 hINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Onesti12/2---STABILO 1--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/1435 d 1h 29 mANITA I (Antarctic Impulse Transient Antenna)At coordinates, 84º 33' S, 22º 07' W in the Antarctic Plateau
ESRANGE12/14---E-LINK TEST--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/2111 d 23 h 12 mBLAST (Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope)W of Transantarctic Mountains, approximately 410 nm SW of McMurdo Station
Hyderabad12/211 h 21 mHEXIT (High Energy X-ray Imaging Telescope)--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/245 h 23 mSBI (Solar Bolometric Imager)54 miles E-SE of Williams Field, Antarctica