In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2011, 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
Ny-Alesund1/72 hPOP # 1 (Polar Observation Platform)In a Glacier at 79º 03' N 12º 22' E. Svalbard Archipelago
Hyderabad1/8F 25 mAETHALOMETER--- No Data ---
McMurdo1/924 dULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)483 miles NNW of McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Ny-Alesund1/95 d 12 hPOP # 2 (Polar Observation Platform)In the Kara Sea, offshore Tamir peninsula, Russian Federation
ESRANGE1/18---D-SEND 1 TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/157 hSP2 (Stratéole-Phase 2)NE of Finland, near the Russian border
ESRANGE3/11---MINI-SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/123 hELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)Near Ivalo, Finland
ESRANGE3/14---SAWfPHY (Surface Acoustic Wave frost Point HYgrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/307 hMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne)In Russia near the Finland border
Palestine (TX)4/13 hCAJUN PROBESouth of Castor, Louisiana, US
ESRANGE4/13 hTWIN (HALOX-B + BONBON + Pico-SDLA)SE of Rovaniemi, Finland
ESRANGE4/75 hDUSTER (Dust in the Upper Stratosphere Tracking Experiment and Return)NE of Porsi, Sweden
Alice Springs4/18---HERO (High Energy Replicated Optics)N of Balcardine, Queensland, Australia
ESRANGE4/19---SSTDNorth of Sweden
ESRANGE4/203 hSPIRALE (Spectroscopie Infra-Rouge par Absorption de Laser Embarqué) + OFCEAS185 km SW of Kiruna, Sweden
ESRANGE4/234 h 9 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS + OSKARSouth of Kiruna, Sweden
ESRANGE4/243 h 40 mµRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)N of Arjeplog, Sweden
Hyderabad4/27F 1 h 20 mAETHALOMETER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/282 h 30 mSALOMON-N2 (Spectroscopie d'Absorption Lunaire pour l'Observation des Minoritaires Ozone et NOx - Nacelle 2)W of Porjus, Sweden
ESRANGE5/14 hTECHNO SF12W of Gällivare, Sweden
Madras (OR)5/64 h 30 mST5000 STAR TRACKER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE5/7---D-SEND 1 (Drop test for Simplified Evaluation of Nonsymmetrically Distributed sonic boom)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE5/16---D-SEND 1 (Drop test for Simplified Evaluation of Nonsymmetrically Distributed sonic boom)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE5/274 d 14 hLEE (Low Energy Electrons)Western coast of Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada
Taiki6/1---BALLOON TANDEM TEST--- No Data ---
Taiki6/8---GRAINE (Gamma-Ray Astro-Imager with Nuclear Emulsion)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE6/104 d 16 hAESOP (Anti-Electron Sub Orbital Payload)Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada
ESRANGE6/134 d 1 hHIWIND (High-altitude Interferometer WIND Experiment)Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada
ESRANGE7/75 h 25 mPoGOLite (Polarised Gamma-ray Observer)Flight aborted due to balloon problems. Gondola landed near Nikkaluokta, Sweden
Taiki8/303 h 45 mµ-LRS (Micro-Laboratory Reentry System)In the Pacific Ocean, 30 km SE of Taiki, Hokkaido, Japan
Fort Sumner (NM)8/3110 h 9 mHASP 2010 (High Altitude Student Platform)W of Holbrook, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/815 h 45 mHASP 2011 (High Altitude Student Platform)NW of Ganado, Arizona, US
Taiki9/14---ULTRATHIN FILM BALLOON TESTLost over the Pacific Ocean 300 km from launch site
Fort Sumner (NM)9/1723 hCOFE (Cosmic Foreground Explorer)SE of Phoenix, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2328 h 20 mGRAPE (Gamma-Ray Polarimeter Experiment) / FACTELN of Paducah, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2325 h 40 mJPL REMOTENE of Fairview, Oklahoma, US
ESRANGE9/27---BEXUS 12 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)E of Pello, Finland
Fort Sumner (NM)9/284 h 55 mTEST FLIGHT - BALLOON MODEL SF490E of Muleshoe, Texas, US
ESRANGE9/283 h 30 mBEXUS 13 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)NW of Rovaniemi, Finland
Fort Sumner (NM)10/74 hWASP (Wallops Arc Second Pointer)SE of Dalhart, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/13---SDS (Solar Disk Sextant)Ground abort. Strong surface winds forced the launch vehicle to perform a run longer than anticipated, reaching the security limit.
Fort Sumner (NM)10/15~ 5 hSDS (Solar Disk Sextant)S of Hollis, Oklahoma, US
Hyderabad12/12 h 35 mHAA (High Altitude Balloon Development Project)--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/1111 dPATHFINDER--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)12/15---RED BULL STRATOS - Unmanned test - PODBalloon failure at launch
Roswell (NM)12/16---RED BULL STRATOS - Unmanned test - POD--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/24---PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/25---CREST (Cosmic Ray Electron Synchrotron Telescope)--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/27---PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/292 h 10 mHAA (High Altitude Balloon Development Project)--- No Data ---