In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries during 1949, which are currently available in StratoCat's database. Each row displays essential information such as the launch base, date and time of launch, and, if known, the mission duration and landing site of the payload. Clicking on the experiment name will offer details about the scientific institutions involved, a summary of the experiment's purpose and results, and other relevant information on the balloon flight, including references and images. Clicking on the arrows at the top and the bottom of the table you can move to other year's tables.

Launch baseDateFlight DurationExperimentPayload landing place or cause of the failure
USS Saipan1/30---TEST FLIGHTNot recovered
USS Saipan2/??---EMULSION PLATESSoutheast of Cuba
USS Saipan2/??---EMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
USS Saipan2/??---EMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
USS Saipan2/4---EMULSION PLATESIn the Caribeean sea
USS Norton Sound3/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/29---FFTV (Free Fall Test Vehicle)In the White Sands Proving Ground range, New Mexico, US
Camp Ripley (MN)5/11F 3 h 30 mPHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)5/26F 5 h 30 mPHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Harrisburg (PA)5/293 hEMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)6/68 hCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)6/15---SPECTROGRAPHIn a lake in Northern Minnesota, US
Camp Ripley (MN)6/184 hCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)7/1---DEW POINT HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/3---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/10---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/12---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/14---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/15---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/17---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/19---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/21---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/22---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)7/22F 8 h 15 mPHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/25---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/27---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound7/28---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)7/306 hEMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound8/6---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound8/10---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound8/12---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound8/14---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Norton Sound8/15---THREE FOLD GEIGER COUNTER COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)8/26---DEW POINT HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Rapid City (SD)8/2918 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Virginia, US
New Brighton (MN)10/18---COSMIC RAY RESEARCHPayload recovered in Medford, Winsconsin. The balloon continued flying three more days and landed in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.
USS Palau11/129 h 38 mPHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/12---NEUTRON MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/13~40 mCOSMIC RAYS STUDIES--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/13---PHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONSPayload and balloon lost
USS Palau11/149 h 40 mCOSMIC RAYS OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/158 h 50 mCOSMIC RAYS OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/165 h 30 mPHOTOGRAPHIC EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/16---PHOTO RECORDER-COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/17---COSMIC RAYS STUDIES--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/178 h 30 mPHOTO RECORDER-COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/188 h 11 mCOSMIC RAYS STUDIES--- No Data ---
USS Palau11/188 h 13 mCOSMIC RAYS STUDIES--- No Data ---

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