In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2012, 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
McMurdo1/10---STO (Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory)Aborted launch
McMurdo1/14 STO (Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory)A los 79º 31' S 176º 16' E, Antarctica.
Ny-Alesund1/172 hPOP # 1 (Polar Observation Platform)In a Glacier at 79º 03' N 12º 22' E. Svalbard Archipelago
Roswell (NM)1/18---RED BULL STRATOS - Unmanned test - POD--- No Data ---
Ny-Alesund1/1928 hPOP # 2 (Polar Observation Platform)Gotland Island, Baltic Sea
R.V. Hakuko Maru2/4---JT SAMPLER68 km SE of launch point
R.V. Hakuko Maru2/5---JT SAMPLER20 km S of launch point
R.V. Hakuko Maru2/7---JT SAMPLER22 km SSE of launch point
R.V. Hakuko Maru2/8---JT SAMPLER23 km ESE of launch point
ESRANGE2/8---ICE CLOUD OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)3/4---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/82 h 43 mHAA (High Altitude Balloon Development Project)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)3/9---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)3/9---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)3/11---MINI-SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)3/11---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) + LOAC--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)3/13---RED BULL STRATOS I - (Baumgartner)Balloon failure at launch
Baurú GLB (SP)3/13---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) + LOAC--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)3/13---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)3/14---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)3/15---RED BULL STRATOS I - (Baumgartner)20 miles E of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Baurú GLB (SP)3/15---JETWATCH + FEMTOLIDAR--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)3/15---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Seychelles3/16~ 11 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Over Borneo Island, SE of Asia
Seychelles3/16~ 12 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Indian Ocean
Baurú GLB (SP)3/16---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)3/16---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)3/16---MINI-SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Seychelles3/1916 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)SW of Seychelles Islands, Indian Ocean
Seychelles3/22~ 4 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)N of Seychelles Islands, Indian Ocean
Seychelles3/22~ 3 dBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)E of Seychelles Islands, Indian Ocean
ESRANGE4/4---ICE CLOUD OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/11F 10 hLASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)Near Bhongir, Andhra Pradesh, India
Hyderabad4/253 h 30 mHAA (High Altitude Balloon Development Project)100 km W of Hyderabad, India
Hyderabad5/172 h 50 mHAA (High Altitude Balloon Development Project)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/296 h 5 mHAA (High Altitude Balloon Development Project)--- No Data ---
León5/29---microBLOONAborted flight due to a damaged balloon
Taiki6/33 h 10 mGAPS (General Antiparticle Spectrometer)In the Pacific Ocean, 40 km E of Taiki, Japan
Taiki6/93 h 40 mTANDEM BALLOON TESTIn the Pacific Ocean, 30 km E of Taiki, Japan
Sausset-les-Pins6/2711 h 15 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)W of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Sausset-les-Pins6/279 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)W of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Sausset-les-Pins7/615 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)W of Corsica, Mediterranean Sea
Sausset-les-Pins7/615 h 25 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)N of Corsica, Mediterranean Sea
Sausset-les-Pins7/615 h 10 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)W of Corsica, Mediterranean Sea
Roswell (NM)7/25---RED BULL STRATOS II - (Baumgartner)Near Roswell, New Mexico, US
ESRANGE8/14~ 5 hSPB (Super Pressure Balloon)15 kms NE of ESRANGE, Sweden
Fort Sumner (NM)9/111 hHASP 2012 (High Altitude Student Platform)W of Phoenix, Arizona, US
Taiki9/7---B500 (Static test on ground)Inflation and release test. No launch.
Fort Sumner (NM)9/94 h 30 mASTRA (Analog Site Testbed for Readiness Advancement)14 miles SW of Vaughn, New Mexico. US
Port Mahon9/1020 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)S of France, Mediterranean Sea
Fort Sumner (NM)9/124 h 20 mTEST FLIGHT - BALLOON MODEL SF490W of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2215 h 30 mWASP (Wallops Arc Second Pointer)25 miles SW of Grants, New Mexico, US
Port Mahon9/2318 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)S of France, Mediterranean Sea
ESRANGE9/245 hBEXUS 14 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE9/25---BEXUS 15 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)--- No Data ---
Port Mahon9/267 h 42 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)S of Frejus, France
Port Mahon9/281 h 40 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)E of Mallorca, Mediterranean Sea
Port Mahon9/298 h 18 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)W of Corsica Island, Mediterranean Sea
Roswell (NM)10/9---RED BULL STRATOS III - Sonde--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)10/9---RED BULL STRATOS III - (Baumgartner)Ground Abort. Balloon destroyed by a gust of wind during inflation
Fort Sumner (NM)10/10~ 10 hProtoEXIST (Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope)S of Boise, Oklahoma, US
Port Mahon10/1116 h 40 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Port Mahon10/1124 h 9 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)55 km from the coast of Corsica, France
Roswell (NM)10/14---RED BULL STRATOS III - Sonde--- No Data ---
Port Mahon10/1412 h 35 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Near the Riviera coast at the boundary between France and Italy
Port Mahon10/1410 h 35 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Near the Riviera coast at the boundary between France and Italy
Roswell (NM)10/14---RED BULL STRATOS III - (Baumgartner)37 miles E of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Port Mahon10/184 h 40 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region near Cadaquès, France
Port Mahon10/1913 h 50 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region near Montpellier, France
Port Mahon10/205 h 45 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)35km from Barcelona coast, Spain
Port Mahon10/2113 h 40 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Marseille, France
Port Mahon10/255 h 36 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Palamos, Spain
Port Mahon10/268 h 56 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Saint Tropez, France
Port Mahon10/3016 h 45 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Palamos, Spain
Port Mahon10/307 h 43 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)West of Minorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Port Mahon11/49 h 45 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Genova, Italy
Port Mahon11/49 h 45 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Genova, Italy
León11/124 hmicroBLOONEncinas de Esgueva, Valladolid, Spain
Baurú GLB (SP)11/21---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/29---ICE CLOUD OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/3---PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)12/4---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable)--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/855 d 1 h 34 mSuper-TIGER (Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)12/14---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)12/20---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) H2O--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/2516 d 3 h 17 mBLAST-Pol (Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope for Polarization)270 miles SSE of McMurdo Station, Antarctica
McMurdo12/2925 d 11 h 39 mEBEX (E AND B EXPERIMENT)351 miles NNW of McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Syowa12/31---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Syowa12/31---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---