In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2013, 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
SANAE1/114 dBARREL 1J (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Halley1/2 BARREL 1B (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Halley1/417 dBARREL 1D (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/516 dBARREL 1K (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/7 BARREL 1M (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/7 BARREL 1L (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/8 BARREL 1N (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/9 BARREL 1O (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Halley1/9 BARREL 1I (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Syowa1/10---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Syowa1/10---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Halley1/1413 dBARREL 1G (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Halley1/16 BARREL 1C (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/18---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 + H2O--- No Data ---
Halley1/19 BARREL 1H (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Madras (OR)1/20---STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
SANAE1/20 BARREL 1Q (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/21 BARREL 1R (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Madras (OR)1/221 h 30 mADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/22 BARREL 1S (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/23 BARREL 1T (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/25---COBALD--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/25---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/25---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
SANAE1/26 BARREL 1U (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/26---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) H2O + LOAC--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/28---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) H2O--- No Data ---
Halley1/28 BARREL 1A (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/29---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 (TEST)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/30 BARREL 1V (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/31---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 + H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/1---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/1---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/4---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 + H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/5---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/6---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) H2O + LOAC--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/78 h 2 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In front of the Tunez coast
Candillargues2/76 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)SW of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Baurú GLB (SP)2/7---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/95 h 3 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)200 km W of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Baurú GLB (SP)2/9---FLASH + COBALD--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/96 h 37 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)200 km SW of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Baurú GLB (SP)2/10---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 + H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/11---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 + H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/11---FLASH + COBALD + LOAC--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/1310 h 16 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In front of the Tunez coast
Candillargues2/1314 10 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Between Sardignia and Tunez coast, Mediterranean Sea
Candillargues2/1414 h 50 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Between Sardignia and Tunez coast, Mediterranean Sea
Tillamook (OR)2/153 h 32 mADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast)--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/15---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/19---ICE CLOUD OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/206 h 40 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Between Corsica and France, Mediterranean Sea
ESRANGE2/20---ICE CLOUD OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/237 h 22 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)NW of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Candillargues2/258 h 40 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)NW of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Candillargues3/28 h 16 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)NE of Balearic Islands, Mediterranean Sea
Candillargues3/131 h 50 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)140 km from French coast
Candillargues3/14 BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Between Sardignia and Balearic Islands
Candillargues3/14 BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In front of the western coast of Sardignia
Candillargues3/14 BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In front of the western coast of Sardignia
ESRANGE3/20---TFB-01 + POGoLInoNear Muonio, Finland
Volsk3/22~ 6 hMAGNETIC GRADIOMETERNear the limit of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan
Taiki5/15---OZONE AND GRAVITY WAVES MEASUREMENTSIn the Pacific Ocean
Taiki5/15---ECC OzonesondePayload Not Recovered
Taiki5/253 h 15 mSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TESTIn the Pacific Ocean, 80 km SE of Taiki, Japan
Taiki6/5---BOV (Balloon-based Operation Vehicle)Failure of the balloon at launch. Aborted flight
ESRANGE6/125 d 7 h 4 mSUNRISE IIIn Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada
Port Mahon6/1614 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)W of Sardignia Island, Mediterranean Sea
Port Mahon6/1613 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)W of Sardignia Island, Mediterranean Sea
Port Mahon6/1612 h 5 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Montpellier, France
Port Mahon6/178 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Marseille, France
Port Mahon6/177 h 23 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Montpellier, France
Port Mahon6/177 h 23 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Montpellier, France
Port Mahon6/194 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Marseille, France
Port Mahon6/197 h 10 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Marseille, France
Port Mahon6/2726 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Sicily, Italy
Port Mahon6/2812 h 5 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region of Tunisia
Port Mahon7/232 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Sicily, Italy
Port Mahon7/232 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Sicily, Italy
Port Mahon7/220 h 20 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Sicily, Italy
Port Mahon7/232 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)South of Malta island
ESRANGE7/1213 d 15 hPoGOLite (Polarised Gamma-ray Observer)100 km NW of Norilsk, Russia
Tillamook (OR)7/19---HASS (High Altitude Shuttle System)--- No Data ---
Volsk7/20---PANTOKRATOR SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Volsk7/20---PANTOKRATOR SYSTEM TEST - AUXILIAR BALLOON--- No Data ---
Ile du Levant7/2215 h 20 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant7/2215 h 40 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant7/2519 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant7/2520 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Volsk7/27---PANTOKRATOR SYSTEM TEST - AUXILIAR BALLOON--- No Data ---
Volsk7/27---PANTOKRATOR SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Ile du Levant7/2915 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Thyrrenian Sea between Corsica and Italy
Ile du Levant7/3017 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Thyrrenian Sea between Sardignia and Italy
Ile du Levant7/3030 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Between Tunisia and Malta, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant8/34 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant8/315 h 15 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant8/321 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant8/310 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant8/413 h 15 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
ESRANGE8/16---D-SEND 2 (Drop test for Simplified Evaluation of Nonsymmetrically Distributed sonic boom)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)8/17---LDSD (Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator)Launch test
Fort Sumner (NM)8/198 hLDB Test + MARAIA Drop TestNE of Springerville, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/212 h 30 mHASP 2013 (High Altitude Student Platform)W of Wickenburg, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/3---LDSD (Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator)Launch test
Cordoba9/63 h 10 mmicroBLOONNear Pozoblanco, Andalucia, Spain
ESRANGE9/10---LYKTANNear the Finnish border
Timmins (ON)9/1110 hTEST FLIGHT40 km SE of Senneterre, Quebec, Canada
Timmins (ON)9/1413 hTEST FLIGHTNE of Amos, Quebec, Canada
Constanta9/161 h 30 mExoMars High Altitude Drop Test (HADT)In the Black Sea 90 km from launch site
Taiki9/202 h 42 mULTRA THIN FILM BALLOONIn the Pacific Ocean
Fort Sumner (NM)9/21~ 26 hHEROES (High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun)SW of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, US
Tillamook (OR)9/26---SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/29~ 8 hHYSICS (HyperSpectral Imager for Climate Science )SE of Shamrock, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/29~ 12 hBRRISON (Balloon Rapid Response for ISON)21 miles E of Spur, Texas, US
Roswell (NM)10/8---STRATEX--- No Data ---
ESRANGE10/8---BEXUS 16 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)In Finland
ESRANGE10/105 h 10 mBEXUS 17 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)In Finland
Holloman AFB (NM)11/1---SPIRAL (?)NE of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Tillamook (OR)12/5F 1 h 20 mADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/137 h 10 mBEENS (Balloon Experiment on the Electrodynamics of Near Space)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/18---ICE CLOUD OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Halley12/27~ 21 dBARREL 2T (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)At latitude 77.96 S, longitude: 56.56 W, Antarctica
SANAE12/31~ 11 dBARREL 2W (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)240 miles SW of Dumont D'Urville station, Antarctica
Halley12/31~ 14 dBARREL 2I (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)At latitude 74.54 S, longitude: 51.37 E, Antarctica