In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1971, 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 click the experiment name 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 there are links to external references. In some 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 baseDateFlight DurationExperimentPayload landing place or cause of the failure
Palestine (TX)1/9F 3 h 45 mSEARCH OF GAMMA RAYS FROM CRAB NEBULA AND GALACTIC CENTER--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/16---CRISP (Cosmic Ray Ionization Spectrograph Experiment)Balloon failure at 52.000 ft.
Palestine (TX)1/19F 2 h 10 mTEST OF OMEGA DROPSONDE SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/21F 2 h 10 mTEST OF OMEGA BALLOON LOCATION SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama1/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Univ. Zambia - Lusaka1/254 h 30 mGAMMA RAY DETECTORRadio contact lost
Longreach1/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/26F 10 h 25 mX-RAY AND GAMMA RAY OBSERVATIONS OF CRAB NEBULA--- No Data ---
Longreach1/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach1/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach2/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Univ. Zambia - Lusaka2/9---GAMMA RAY DETECTORLeaker balloon
Palestine (TX)2/9---NEAR I.R. SOLAR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/13F 6 h 30 mHIGH ENERGY CERENKOV GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/15---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/20---NEAR I.R. SOLAR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/22---SPECTRAL RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)2/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)3/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/10F 2 h 45 mTEST OF LOFT ANTENNA STRUCTURE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/10F 2 h 55 mNEAR I.R. SOLAR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/11F 9 h 55 mSKY SURVEY FOR INFRARED RADIATION--- No Data ---
Ciudad Universitaria3/1112 hGAMMA RAY DETECTORBragado, Buenos Aires, Argentine
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/16---TEST OF SEVERAL BALLOON DEVICES--- No Data ---
Mildura3/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/23---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura3/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura4/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/4---TELESCOPE + IR RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura4/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/53.8 hX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/718 h 30 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)4/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort McMurray (AB)4/12---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/1312 hFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/13~ 5 hPHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERAS + MULTIESPECTRAL PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/21F 10 h 30 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)4/213 h 36 mX-RAY DETECTORSão Luís do Paraitinga, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hyderabad4/22---X RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Longreach4/27---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/27---SOLAR INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/28---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Longreach4/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach4/30---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/303 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/1F 7 h 55 mDOUBLE SCATTERING NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/13.5 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2F 6 h 20 mVACUUM MONSTER (Interplanetary Dust Collector)--- No Data ---
Longreach5/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/7F 11 h 40 mSSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPE--- No Data ---
Hyderabad5/82 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/11F 10 h 20 mX-RAY AND GAMMA RAY OBSERVATIONS OF CRAB NEBULA--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)5/124 h 44 mX-RAY DETECTORChacara, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Hyderabad5/12---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 10 h 55 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/14F 2 h 50 mENGINEERING EVALUATION OF A HEAVY LOAD TANDEM BALLOON--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/15~ 3 dLAPE (Large Area Plastic Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/19F 6 h 10 mLARGE AREA PLASTIC EMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2548 hCREPE (Cosmic Ray Emulsion Plastic Experiment)Payload lost at sea
Palestine (TX)5/25F 7 h 20 mDOUBLE SCATTERING NEUTRON DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/1---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/2---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/3---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/5F 9 h 45 mMEASUREMENTS OF ISOTROPY OF COSMIC BLACKBODY RADIATION--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/6F 6 hBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama6/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura6/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura6/10---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/10---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/15F 7 h 55 mLOW ENERGY GAS CERENKOV DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Mildura6/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/16---HIGH ENERGY GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/229 h 10 mTHREE CHANNEL I.R. PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/24F 6 h 39 mUV TELESCOPEIn Sainte-Nathalène, Aquitaine, France
Mildura6/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/268 h 20 mSPARK CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/278 h 40 mTHREE CHANNEL I.R. PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/29---SPECTRAL RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/29---DOUBLE FAR-INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)6/3011hLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/14 h 55 mHARD X-RAYS MEASUREMENTS OF CRAB NEBULA--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon Failure
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon Failure
Palestine (TX)7/2F 5 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPERoswell, New Mexico, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/615hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/7F 5 h 30 mGAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS FROM CRAB NEBULA--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1111h 42mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1110h 12mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1211h 30mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/13F 4 h 35 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPESierra Blanca, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)7/14~ 3 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNSSW of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1717h 50mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1712h 36mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/1812h 35mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/18---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNPremature Termination
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2113h 5mHODOSCOPE--- No Data ---
Trapani-Birgi7/23---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2335h 18mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/2810h 20mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/31F 9 h 30 mMEASURE GAMMA RAYS FROM SOLAR FLARES AND CRAB NEBULA--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/7---HIGH ENERGY NEUTRON DETECTORIn Corsicana, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/7---HIGH ENERGY NEUTRON DETECTORBalloon failure at launch. Payload not released.
Palestine (TX)8/8F 6 h 25 mGAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS FROM CRAB NEBULA--- No Data ---
Aeroporto de Lins (SP)8/14---GAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Cardington8/266 h 27 mBUGS-1 (Bristol University Gas Scintillator)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/3---COSMIC DUST--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/7---PARACHUTE TESTING--- No Data ---
Paardefontein9/9---WIND SHEAR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Redstone Army Airfield, Huntsville (AL)9/9F 10 h 50 mSTRATOSCOPE II7 miles SE from Bald Knob, Arkansas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/9---BAPE II (Balloon Atmospheric Propagation Experiment)--- No Data ---
Paardefontein9/11---WIND SHEAR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/13~ 4 hCOMMUNICATIONS EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/13---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/13---BAPE III (Balloon Atmospheric Propagation Experiment)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/14---MICROSTRUCTURE OF SOLAR DISK--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/15---SOLAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/16---HEAVY PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/16---SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/16---INFRARED POLARIMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/17---DIRECTION ADJUSTMENT DEVICE TESTING--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/17---COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/18---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/20F 10 h 15 mSEARCH OF POINT SOURCES OF GAMMA RADIATION--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/20---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
G.Whale River (QC)9/21---X-RAY AND ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTORS--- No Data ---
G.Whale River (QC)9/21---X-RAY AND ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/22---BAPE IV (Balloon Atmospheric Propagation Experiment)--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)9/23---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24F 9 h 35 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Volsk9/24---FLUXGATE AND PROTON MAGNETOMETERS500 Kms East of the launch site
Aire Sur L'Adour9/24F 4 h 25 mSPARK CHAMBER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/25---LOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/26F 26 h 30 mNEUTRON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/26---MEASURE COSMIC RAY SPECTRA AND CHARGE--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/28---CYGNUS X-RAYS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/28F 1 h 40 mTEST OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR WIND DETERMINATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/28F 29 h 10 mGAS CERENKOV COUNTER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 8 h 55 mMEASUREMENTS OF ISOTROPY OF COSMIC BLACKBODY RADIATIONMalakoff, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/30F 10 hINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/30---GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/2F 5 h 50 mSPARK CHAMBER TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Cardington10/23 h 45 mINTERFEROMETERNear Rushden in Northants, England
Mildura10/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/6---OPC25 (Optical Particle Counter)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/6F 10 h 35 mHIGH ENERGY CERENKOV GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/6---ALPHA & HEAVY PARTICLES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/6F 11 hMEASURE FLUX OF HIGH ENERGY NUCLEI IN COSMIC RAYS--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/7---ELECTRIC FIELD--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/7F 11 h 40 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/9---GALACTIC INFRARED--- No Data ---
Mildura10/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura10/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/19---PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERAS + MULTIESPECTRAL PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/22F 4 h 55 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/22F 4 h 40 mMEASURE FLUX OF HIGH ENERGY NUCLEI IN COSMIC RAYS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/24F 5 hTWIN INFRARED CORONOGRAPH--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/25---MEASURE LOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY PRODUCTION--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/26---PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERAS + MULTIESPECTRAL PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/27F 5 h 30 mX-RAY ASTRONOMY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/28---MEASUREMENT OF ZODIACAL LIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/28F 6 h 20 mMEASURE LOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY PRODUCTION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/31F 8 h 15 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/2---OBSERVATION OF GAMMA RAYS FROM CRAB NEBULA--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/3---PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERAS + MULTIESPECTRAL PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Longreach11/4---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Longreach11/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/5F 8 hMEASURE LOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY PRODUCTION--- No Data ---
Longreach11/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/10F 1 hATMOSPHERIC GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Paraná11/1110 h 55 mGAMMA RAY AND NEUTRON MEASUREMENTSNear Piquillin, Cordoba, Argentine
Paraná11/15---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEGround abort. Inflation tube detached from balloon during inflation
Hyderabad11/154 hX RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Paraná11/169 h 55 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPENear San Carlos, Santa Fe, Argentine
Hyderabad11/19---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Paraná11/209 h 50 mLOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY TELESCOPENear Monte Ralo, Cordoba, Argentine
Palestine (TX)11/20F 1 hATMOSPHERIC GAMMA RAYS--- No Data ---
Paraná11/2211 h 25 mGAMMA RAY AND NEUTRON MEASUREMENTS + PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIMENTNear Almafuerte, Cordoba, Argentine
Paraná11/2311 h 35 mATMOSPHERIC NEUTRONS MEASUREMENTSNear Calchin, Cordoba, Argentine
Hyderabad11/243 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Paraná11/259 h 55 mLOW ENERGY GAS CERENKOV DETECTORNear La Paz, Mendoza, Argentina
Paraná11/27---FAR INFRARED GALACTIC MEASUREMENTSBalloon Failure
Paraná11/29F 6 h 45 mFAR INFRARED GALACTIC MEASUREMENTSNear Las Varillas, Cordoba, Argentine
Paraná12/111 h 10 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE + PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERANear Agua de Oro, Cordoba, Argentine
Paraná12/510 hLOW ENERGY GAS CERENKOV DETECTORNear Milagro, La Rioja, Argentine
Paraná12/611 h 19 mFAR INFRARED GALACTIC MEASUREMENTSNear Jesus Maria, Cordoba, Argentine
Palestine (TX)12/7---MEASURE LOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY PRODUCTION--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/9---GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/10F 3 hMEASURE LOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY PRODUCTION--- No Data ---
Paraná12/108 h 10 mMEASURE THE INTENSITY OF ATMOSPHERIC NEUTRONSNear Salsacate, Cordoba, Argentine
Palestine (TX)12/16F 6 h 30 mTEST OF SUNTRACK DEVICE AND NEW ANTENNA SYSTEM--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)12/17---CHARGED PARTICLES DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/183.8 hGAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/28---OPC25 (Optical Particle Counter)--- No Data ---