In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2016, 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
McMurdo1/1911 d 19 hGRIPS (Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares)83°6.18 S - 40°54.08 W. East of Pensacola Mountains. Antarctica
Hyderabad5/618 h---No Data---380 km West of Hyderabad, India
Wanaka5/1646 d 20 h 19 mSPB (Super Pressure Balloon) + COSI (Compton Spectrometer and Imager Science)135 km W of Arequipa, Peru
Taiki6/8 MICROBIAL ATMOSPHERIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Taiki6/123 hMABE-1 (Mars Airplane Balloon Experiment One)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/1~ 10 hSUPERbitWest of Pecos, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour7/2---NIMBUS TECHNO TEST--- No Data ---
ESRANGE7/126 d 20 hPoGO+ (Polarised Gamma-ray Observer Plus)In Victoria Island, Canada
Madras (OR)8/3---DRAG FLAPs (Deployable Rigid Adjustable Guided Final Landing Approach Pinions)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/137 h 20 mBARREL 4A (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)At coordinates 67.72N, 18.88E, Sweden
ESRANGE8/167 h 50 mBARREL 4B (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)In Sweden
Corman Air Park (SK)8/19---ABOVE^2 (Airborne Balloon Observations of VLF waves and Electrons over ABOVE)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/21 BARREL 4D (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/21 BARREL 4C (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Corman Air Park (SK)8/24---ABOVE^2 (Airborne Balloon Observations of VLF waves and Electrons over ABOVE)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/2416 h 15 mBARREL 4E (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/28 BARREL 4F (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/29 BARREL 4G (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/29---CLIMAT (Combinaison de Lasers et d'Instrument in-situ de Mesure dans l'Atmosphère Terrestre)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/117 h 30 mHASP 2016 (High Altitude Student Platform)20 miles SW of Prescott, Arizona, US
Benson (AZ)9/3+ 5 hSSIPP (SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE9/3---BANA15 kms north of the town of Peltovuoma, Finland
Taiki9/52 h 45 mO2 AND NO2 OBSERVATIONIn the Pacific Ocean 50 km ESE of Taiki, Japan
Fort Sumner (NM)9/17---X-CALIBUR / WASP--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)9/26---UNMANNED GLIDER TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2717 hJPL REMOTESW of Booker, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/289 h 40 mLDB TESTW of Hart, Texas, US
ESRANGE10/5 BEXUS 22 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)NE of Rovaniemi, Finland
ESRANGE10/7 BEXUS 23 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)South of Pajala, Sweden
McMurdo11/2830 d 2 h 1 mBACCUS (Boron And Carbon Cosmic rays in the Upper Stratosphere)50 miles E of McMurdo Station
McMurdo12/227 d 16 h 52 mANITA IV (Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna)Near the Amundsen-Scott base in the south pole
McMurdo12/821 d 23 h 9 mSTO-2 (Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory II)In the Ross ice Shelf, 340 nautical miles south of McMurdo
McMurdo12/1113 d 12 h 39 mANITA Hi-Cal (Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna High Altitude Calibration)--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/125 d 23 h 1 mANITA Hi-Cal (Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna High Altitude Calibration)--- No Data ---