In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2008, 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
Syowa1/4---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Syowa1/4---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Seychelles2/119 dSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)Over Congo, Africa
Seychelles2/155 dµLID (Micro Lidar)Over Angola, Africa
Seychelles2/172 dµDIRAC (Micro Dirac)Over Indian Ocean
Fort Sumner (NM)3/302 h 20 mMIP (Micro-Instrumentation Package)Balloon failure. Landing 3 miles NW of Hereford, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)4/46 h 8 mTest Flight - SF430-B6 nm SE of Dimmit, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)4/135 h 45 mMIP (Micro-Instrumentation Package)17 nm ESE of Plainview, Texas, US
Hyderabad4/147 hLAXPC (Large Area Xenon Proportional Counters)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)4/195 h 34 mTest Flight - SF450-H--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/258 h 12 mLASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/6---ULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)--- No Data ---
N.Battleford (SK)5/27---LE GRAND SAUT - III (Fournier)The balloon cut loose from the capsule at launch. Aborted flight
Timón (MA)5/302 h 30 mOPC (Optical Particle Counter)Between Altos and Coiva, Piauí, Brazil
Fort Sumner (NM)5/3130 h 4 minA-34 Heavy Balloon Test + BalloonSat14 Nautic Miles NW of Winslow, Arizona, US
Timón (MA)6/15 h 30 mTRIPLE (BONBON + HALOX-B + Micro-SDLA)Near Vargem, Piauí, Brazil
Holloman AFB (NM)6/4---HISENTINEL (Stratospheric Airship)--- No Data ---
Timón (MA)6/520 hMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne) + TELIS (TeraHertz Limb Sounder) + Mini DOASNear Gonçalves Dias, Maranhao, Brazil
Timón (MA)6/97 hSPIRALE (Spectroscopie Infra-Rouge par Absorption de Laser Embarqué) + STACNear Coivaras, Piauí, Brazil
NSC Hawaii (HI)6/11---SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Timón (MA)6/13~ 8hLPMA-IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer)Near Caxias, Maranhao, Brazil
NSC Hawaii (HI)6/14---SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Timón (MA)6/19~ 4 hSALOMON-N2 (Spectroscopie d'Absorption Lunaire pour l'Observation des Minoritaires Ozone et NOx - Nacelle 2)Near Timon, Maranhao, Brazil
Longyearbyen6/214 dDUSTER (Dust in the Upper Stratosphere Tracking Experiment and Return)Near the Thule Air Base, Greenland
Fort Sumner (NM)6/224 h 7 mULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)--- No Data ---
Timón (MA)6/27~ 16hLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOASNear Capinzal do Norte, Maranhao, Brazil
ESRANGE6/284 d 10 hMEAP / P-BACE135km from Umingmaktok, Canada
Fort Sumner (NM)8/19---ULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)Ground Abort - No Flight
NSC Hawaii (HI)8/19---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)8/21---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)8/22---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
Taiki8/23~ 6hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT30 km NE of the shore line
NSC Hawaii (HI)8/24---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)8/26---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)8/28---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)8/30---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)9/1---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)9/3---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
Taiki9/5~ 4hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT30 km of the shore line
NSC Hawaii (HI)9/6---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)9/8---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/15~ 32 hHASP 2008 (High Altitude Student Platform)Between Carlsbad and El Paso, Texas, USA
NSC Hawaii (HI)9/16---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)9/18---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)9/20---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)9/22---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)9/23---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
NSC Hawaii (HI)9/25---T-PARC DRIFTSONDE--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/27~ 30 hA-34 Heavy Balloon TestNW of Hamlin, Texas, US
ESRANGE10/8~ 5 hBEXUS 6 (Balloon Experiment for University Students)In Finland, near the border
ESRANGE10/8~ 4 hBEXUS 7 (Balloon Experiment for University Students)North of Rovaniemi, Finland.
Aire Sur L'Adour11/14---NEW ENVELOPE RIP SYSTEM TESTBurst Test - No Flight
Holloman AFB (NM)11/15---BALLOONWINDSGround abort
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/22 hTEST FLIGHTSão José do Barreiro, in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/72 hTEST FLIGHTSão José do Barreiro, in Sao Paulo, Brazil
McMurdo12/1919 d 13 hCREAM IV (Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass)560 nautic miles N-NW of McMurdo Station, Antarctica
McMurdo12/2130 d 16 hANITA II (Antarctic Impulse Transient Antenna)122 NM southwest of Siple Dome, Antarctica
McMurdo12/2854 d 1 h 29 mULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)Filchner Ice Sheet, Antarctica