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: 10630

1947

10

1948

20

1949

43

1950

12

1951

52

1952

139

1953

531

1954

294

1955

328

1956

806

1957

437

1958

790

1959

434

1960

195

1961

246

1962

340

1963

281

1964

350

1965

365

1966

392

1967

290

1968

152

1969

162

1970

267

1971

168

1972

106

1973

133

1974

92

1975

181

1976

105

1977

105

1978

94

1979

137

1980

88

1981

71

1982

66

1983

64

1984

48

1985

61

1986

39

1987

54

1988

81

1989

57

1990

61

1991

56

1992

71

1993

46

1994

64

1995

84

1996

53

1997

82

1998

86

1999

98

2000

112

2001

86

2002

75

2003

72

2004

79

2005

120

2006

96

2007

58

2008

58

2009

46

2010

31

2011

48

2012

89

2013

124

2014

58

2015

44

2016

36

2017

11

Last 30 records incorporated into our database (last update 21-Jul-2017 - 08:34:00am)

Launch baseDateFlight DurationExperimentPayload landing place or cause of the failure
Volsk7/5/1976---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Volsk10/12/1972---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Volsk7/10/1974---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/2/195810 h 40 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)4/27/19577 h 10 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)4/8/195741 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/16/195611 h 10 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/14/1956+ 2 h 22 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)9/23/19581 h 40 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)9/10/1958+ 16 hIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)8/27/195838 h 50 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)8/24/195817 h 50 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)8/23/195817 h 30 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)9/22/19582 hIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK + PULSE IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)6/??/1948---GEIGER COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)6/??/1948---GEIGER COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)6/??/1948---GEIGER COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)6/??/1948---GEIGER COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)6/??/1948---GEIGER COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)6/??/1948---GEIGER COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)12/18/19587 hIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK + SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/27/195820 h 42 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/24/195813 h 30 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/22/19582 h 15 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/31/1958~ 17 hIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK + PULSE IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/23/19586 hIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/21/19586 h 10 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/13/19587 h 20 mIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/22/19589 hIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/4/1958~ 11 hIONIZATION CHAMBER + GEIGER COUNTER + EMULSION PACK--- No Data ---