In the tables that we present here you will find the complete record of stratospheric balloon launches available in our database separated for years and ordered chronologically. Note that the data entered so far in our database are about 50% of all balloon launch activity worldwide from 1947 to date, so it should not be taken as suitable values for statistics of any kind. It is likely that the process of consolidating all the data available still will take several years to complete.


The little number in the blue badge indicates in each case, the number of records that Stratocat hold in the database for that particular year. Clicking on each year number, you can access tables containing as much as possible information on the missions performed that year: launch base, duration of the flight, purpose of the mission and landing place of the payload. In some cases, clicking in the experiment's name you will access a complete flight data sheet featuring a detailed account of the balloon operations as well the scientific experiments carried, their purpose, results, related links and when available images of different instances of the mission.


Finally in the table at the bottom of this page you will find a snapshot of the last thirty records incorporated to our database.


Total number of balloon launches in the database: 12410

1947

10

1948

20

1949

43

1950

13

1951

63

1952

139

1953

531

1954

310

1955

328

1956

807

1957

437

1958

795

1959

475

1960

382

1961

362

1962

346

1963

288

1964

426

1965

430

1966

425

1967

341

1968

277

1969

303

1970

310

1971

214

1972

237

1973

226

1974

137

1975

241

1976

173

1977

180

1978

152

1979

183

1980

116

1981

102

1982

99

1983

84

1984

54

1985

65

1986

45

1987

59

1988

83

1989

60

1990

79

1991

60

1992

79

1993

47

1994

64

1995

85

1996

53

1997

82

1998

87

1999

101

2000

113

2001

86

2002

78

2003

75

2004

79

2005

121

2006

100

2007

69

2008

58

2009

47

2010

55

2011

51

2012

89

2013

124

2014

58

2015

44

2016

36

2017

19

Last 30 records incorporated into our database (last update 21-Nov-2017 - 12:29:15am)

Launch baseDateFlight DurationExperimentPayload landing place or cause of the failure
New Brighton (MN)4/25/1958---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/15/1963---LARGE VOLUME IMPACTOR-FILTER SAMPLER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/25/1962---LARGE VOLUME IMPACTOR-FILTER SAMPLER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/16/1962---LARGE VOLUME IMPACTOR-FILTER SAMPLER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/??/1962---ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/??/1961---ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/??/1961---ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/??/1961---ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/??/1961---ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/26/1990---LONG DURATION BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/21/1986---RADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Mildura5/25/1965---ASHCANFound a month later in Prungle Station. Payload burned
Aire Sur L'Adour3/31/1985---IN-SITU TRACE GASES OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/13/1984---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/13/1984---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/28/1984---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)9/2/2017---HASS (High Altitude Shuttle System)--- No Data ---
Xinjiang10/25/20174 hTRAVELER 2--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/26/1962---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/13/1962---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/11/1962---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)5/28/1958---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/19/1958---ASHCAN FLIGHT TEST--- No Data ---
ESRANGE10/20/20174 h 50 mBEXUS 25 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE10/19/20171 h 40 mBEXUS 24 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/11/1969---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/9/1969---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/25/1967---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/18/1967---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/6/1969---ASHCAN--- No Data ---