In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2017, 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 base||Date||Flight Duration||Experiment||Payload landing place or cause of the failure|
|Lleida||1/23||---||BLOON - LAUNCH TEST||--- No Data ---|
|Benson (AZ)||2/2||---||STRATOLLITE + HD IMAGING PAYLOAD||--- No Data ---|
|Nave desconocida / Unknown Ship||3/1||---||NANOBLOOSTAR ROCKOON||--- No Data ---|
|Alice Springs||4/4||4 h 55 m||CLIMATE (Combined Laser and In situ Measurements in the ATmospherE)||10 km from Glen Helen creek, Northern Territory, Australia|
|Alice Springs||4/9||12 h 33 m||CARMEN||North of Tanami road between Hamilton Downs and Milton Park, Northern Territory, Australia|
|Alice Springs||4/16||33 h 40 m||PILOT (Polarized Instrument for Long wavelength Observation of the Tenuous interstellar medium)||Diamantina Lakes National Park, Queensland, Australia|
|Wanaka||4/24||12 d 4 h 34 m||SPB (Super Pressure Balloon) + EUSO (Extreme Universe Space Observatory)||Sunk in the Pacific Ocean 370 km SE of Easter Island|
|Palestine (TX)||6/9||14 h||BETTII (Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry)||Parachute detached from payload. Freefall from 135.000 ft. Gondola impact NE of Sterling City, Texas, US|
|Taiki||6/23||2 h 53 m||BIOPAUSE PROJECT ATMOSPHERIC SAMPLER||In the Pacific Ocean 40 km ESE of Taiki, Japan|
|Taiki||6/24||2 h 36 m||BALLOON LOAD TAPES TEST||In the Pacific Ocean 20 km SE of Taiki, Japan|
|Page (AZ)||6/29||17 h||MULTI-DAY FLIGHT TEST||Failure of the altitude control balloon. Mission terminated after 17 hours.|