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: 11897

1947

10

1948

20

1949

43

1950

13

1951

63

1952

139

1953

531

1954

310

1955

328

1956

806

1957

437

1958

792

1959

474

1960

383

1961

358

1962

340

1963

281

1964

403

1965

372

1966

394

1967

339

1968

200

1969

217

1970

309

1971

208

1972

226

1973

187

1974

136

1975

234

1976

135

1977

136

1978

127

1979

183

1980

116

1981

102

1982

98

1983

78

1984

50

1985

64

1986

42

1987

58

1988

82

1989

60

1990

78

1991

60

1992

79

1993

47

1994

64

1995

84

1996

53

1997

82

1998

87

1999

101

2000

113

2001

86

2002

78

2003

75

2004

79

2005

121

2006

100

2007

61

2008

58

2009

46

2010

50

2011

48

2012

89

2013

124

2014

58

2015

44

2016

37

2017

11

Last 30 records incorporated into our database (last update 21-Sep-2017 - 08:56:04am)

Launch baseDateFlight DurationExperimentPayload landing place or cause of the failure
ESRANGE12/14/2006---E-LINK TEST--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/7/20064 h12 METERS SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/3/200626 h12 METERS SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TESTIn Northern Finland
ESRANGE2/28/2006---12 METERS SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/11/2005---CAPANINA--- No Data ---
ESRANGE5/8/1989---MIKROBA 3 (MIKRO-g with Ballon drop capsule)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/4/1984---TEMPERATURE AND WIND MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/28/1983---SPECTROMETER UV & VISUAL + SPECTROMETER UV + MAST-BREWER SONDE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/24/1983---MULTI INSTRUMENTAL GONDOLA--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/20/1983---MATRIX ISOLATION + MICROWAVE RADIOMETER + MAST-BREWER SONDE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/18/1983---ION SPECTROMETER + AEROSOL PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/14/1983---MULTI INSTRUMENTAL GONDOLA--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/13/1983---UV SPECTROMETER + MAST-BREWER SONDE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/9/1983---MATRIX ISOLATION + MICROWAVE RADIOMETER + MAST-BREWER SONDE--- No Data ---
White Sands (NM)2/12/1951~ 8 hNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/24/1950~ 8 hNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/3/1982---LIMB CAMERAS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/??/1972---NA (I) DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/??/19733 h 45 mGE-LI DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/27/19747 h 15 mGAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/17/19694 h 30 mVLF WAVES PROPAGATION STUDY--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/12/19692 hVLF WAVES PROPAGATION STUDY--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/??/1969---CERENKOV COUNTER TELESCOPE PROTOTYPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/??/1969---CERENKOV COUNTER TELESCOPE PROTOTYPE--- No Data ---
Skogar9/4/1965---PROTON SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Skogar8/19/1965---PROTON SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/13/1993---BALLAD (balloon limb aerosol detection)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/27/1977---UV HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/8/1972---PHOTOMETRY--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/1/1976---OZONOMETER--- No Data ---