In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2009, 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
Hyderabad2/5F 3 h 10 mINFRARED ASTRONOMY EXPERIMENTNalgonda, Andhra Pradesh, India
ESRANGE3/10~ 12 hMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne) + TELIS (TeraHertz Limb Sounder)East of Anetjarvi, Finland
Hyderabad4/10---HEXIT (High Energy X-ray Imaging Telescope)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/17F 2 h 30 mLIDAR--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/59 h 32 mCREST (Cosmic Ray Electron Synchrotron Telescope)60 kms S of Fort Sumner, New mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/1738 h 37 mNCT (Nuclear Compton Telescope)30 Miles east of Kingman, Arizona, US
ESRANGE5/17~ 4 dLEE (Low Energy Electrons)On Devon Island, North of Canada
Taiki5/27~ 3 hBOV-4 (Balloon-based Operation Vehicle)Over the sea, 30 kms east of Tokachi, Japan
Taiki6/38 hHIGH RESOLUTION TELESCOPEOver the sea, 35 kms east of Tokachi, Japan
ESRANGE6/63 d 17 hAESOP (Anti-Electron Sub Orbital Payload)In the south of Ellesmere Island, Canada
Fort Sumner (NM)6/8~ 22 hFIREBALL (Faint Intergalactic-medium Redshifted Emission Balloon)West of Cedar City, Utah, USA
ESRANGE6/85 d 17 h 18 mSUNRISEIn Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada
Fort Sumner (NM)6/1113 h 40 mEBEX (E AND B EXPERIMENT)N of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, US
Taiki6/1910 hPHENEX (Polarimetry for High ENErgy X rays)Over the sea, 15 kms from Tokachi, Japan
ESRANGE6/22~ 4hULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)In the Sjaunja Reserve, southwest of Kiruna, Sweden
Longyearbyen7/13 dSORA (Sounding Radar)In Baffin Island, Canada
ESRANGE8/24 hELHYSA + STAC20 km SW of Kiruna, Sweden
Xilin Gol8/5---DROPSONDES--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/75 hSPIRALE (Spectroscopie Infra-Rouge par Absorption de Laser Embarqué) + STACIn the Sjaunja Nature Reserve, 40 km SW of Kiruna, Sweden
ESRANGE8/14~ 8 hLPMA-IASI/SWIR (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + STACNear the north border of ESRANGE, Sweden
ESRANGE8/187 hµRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)A few miles E of Sonkamuotka, Finland
ESRANGE8/245 hSPIRALE (Spectroscopie Infra-Rouge par Absorption de Laser Embarqué) + STAC27 km SSE from Kiruna, Sweden
Taiki8/253 hmini-MAAC (Membrane Aeroshell for Atmospheric-entry Capsule)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/257 h 30 mSALOMON-N2 (Spectroscopie d'Absorption Lunaire pour l'Observation des Minoritaires Ozone et NOx - Nacelle 2)Near Nedre Soppero, 57 km NE from Kiruna, Sweden
ESRANGE8/264 hELHYSA + STAC8 km N of Knoksu, Sweden
Taiki8/275 hbCALET-2 (Balloon-Borne CALorimetric Electron Telescope)In the Pacific Ocean
ESRANGE9/716 hLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS + STAC10 km al Norwest of Seitajarvi, Finland
Taiki9/11---SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/1113 hHASP 2009 (High Altitude Student Platform)93 km W of Phoenix, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/1923 hSF-430-B W39L TEST FLIGHT + MCT (Mirror Colling Telescope)20 km N from Las Vegas, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/9~ 10 hProtoEXIST (Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope)36.5 nautic miles NE of Hays, Kansas, US
ESRANGE10/104 hBEXUS 8 (Balloon Experiment for University Students)153 km east of Kiruna. In Finland
ESRANGE10/114 hBEXUS 9 (Balloon Experiment for University Students)205 km east of Kiruna. In Finland
Fort Sumner (NM)10/15~ 14 hSTO (Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory)42 km W of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/17~ 10 hW29X BALLOON TEST + SDS (Solar Disk Sextant)West of Olton, Texas, US
Constanta11/14---HELENNo Flight. Inflation tubes entangled.
McMurdo11/257 dPATHFINDER--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/137 dCREAM V (Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass)185 nautic miles SSE of McMurdo, Antarctica
McMurdo12/26 d 16 hBARREL #1 (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)In coordinates 69.56º S - 125.40º E, Antarctica
McMurdo12/610 h 10 mBARREL #2 (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)140 nm NW of McMurdo, Antarctica
McMurdo12/103 hULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/1316 hPATHFINDER--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/15 BARREL #3 (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)230 nautic miles NE from South Pole Station, Antarctica
McMurdo12/16 BARREL #4 (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)405 miles SW of McMurdo, Antarctica