In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2010, 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
ESRANGE1/2412 hMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne) + TELIS (TeraHertz Limb Sounder)40 km E of Kuusamo, Finland
Hyderabad3/87 h 35 mBIRD (Balloon borne Investigations of Regional atmospheric Dynamics)380 km W of Hyderabad, India
Hyderabad3/17 AETHALOMETER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/22F 5 hLASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/4---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/9---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Tortoli4/113 hUSV (Unmanned Space Vehicle) - POLLUCEIn the Mediterranean sea
Alice Springs4/1657 hTIGRE (Tracking and Imaging Gamma Ray Experiment)70 km SW of Longreach, Australia
ESRANGE4/25~ 8 hLPMA-IASI/SWIR (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + STACNorth of Porttipahdan Tekojarvi lake, Finland
Alice Springs4/28---NCT (Nuclear Compton Telescope)Ground abort. Payload destroyed at launch
ESRANGE4/298 hMINI-SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + ISAO20 km east of Kautokeino, Norway
N.Battleford (SK)5/16---LE GRAND SAUT - III (Fournier)Premature activation of personal parachute inside the gondola. Mission aborted.
Longyearbyen6/1772 h 33 mSURECA (Summer Recovery Campaign) + BIT (Bidirectional Iridium Telemetry)On Ellesmere Island, Canada
Zhengding8/4---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Constanta8/4---HELEN 2No Flight. Balloon rupture
Santa Rosa (NM)9/244 hFLIGHT TEST OF ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) SYSTEM50 or 60 miles from launch site
Santa Rosa (NM)9/26 FLIGHT TEST OF ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Constanta10/1---HELEN 2--- No Data ---
ESRANGE10/9~ 5 hBEXUS 10 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)In Finland
Page (AZ)11/108 hHISENTINEL (Stratospheric Airship)Monticello, Utah, US
ESRANGE11/23~ 3 hBEXUS 11 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)North of Kajaani, Finland
McMurdo12/11 PATHFINDEROver the Wedell Sea
McMurdo12/136 d 3 hBARREL #1 (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)Over the Southern Ocean
McMurdo12/181 dBARREL #2 (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)Over Antarctica
McMurdo12/215 d 16 h 28 mCREAM VI (Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass)Over Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
McMurdo12/279 d 17 h 9 mBLAST-Pol (Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope for Polarization)330 Nautic Miles SSE of McMurdo Station, Antarctica