In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1974, 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)1/7F 25 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/12F 4 h 45 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/20---BROADBAND DIFFERENTIAL RADIOMETERS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/21F 1 h 5 mTEST FLIGHT OF BALLOON--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/21F 11 h 45 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Mildura1/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sanriku1/26---FLIGHT TEST (NYLON-12 FILM)--- No Data ---
Sanriku1/27---WHISTLERS (?)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/28F 2 h 55 mBROADBAND DIFFERENTIAL RADIOMETERS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/31---TEST FLIGHT OF NYLON BALLOONBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)2/3F 6 h 5 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mildura2/4---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura2/5---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad2/12---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/13---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/16F 8 h 5 mSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/16F 4 h 25 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Harrisburg (PA)2/18---LIGHT HEART (Gatch)Dissapeared near Canary Islands
Palestine (TX)2/25F 3 h 45 mAIR SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/27---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/2---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/13F 4 h 50 mCOSMIC RAY BACKGROUND SPECTRUM DETERMINATION--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/19---GAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/268 hGAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/29F 6 hTEST FLIGHT OF SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Rio Cuarto4/116 hMEASUREMENTS OF LOW ENERGY GAMMA RADIATIONNear Ortiz Basualdo, Buenos Aires, Argentine
Palestine (TX)4/5F 2 h 55 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/5F 5 h 25 mX-RAY EMISSION FROM THE CRAB NEBULA--- No Data ---
Rio Cuarto4/6---X-RAY ASTRONOMYBalloon Failure
Rio Cuarto4/64 hAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)4/9---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/9---COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/12F 1 hFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/138 hGAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/16F 1 h 25 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/22---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/23F 4 h 20 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/25F 8 hHIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Longreach4/27---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Longreach4/28---ASHCAN + RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/28---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Longreach4/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/3F 11 h 35 mX-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/4F 29 h 50 mGAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- No Data ---
White Sands (NM)5/5~ 10 hLACATE (Lower Atmospheric Composition and Temperature Experiment)36 kms from the launch site.
Palestine (TX)5/6F 19 h 55 mMAGELLAN (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Levelland (TX)5/7F 3 h 45 mATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION STUDY - LACATE PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/7F 35 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/9F 4 h 42 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/11F 11 h 40 mCOSMIC RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/13---GRID SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/171 h 35 mBEFS (Balloon Electric Field Sensor)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/19F 7 h 10 mHIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/22---STRATCOM - V (Stratospheric Composition)--- No Data ---
Hope (AR)5/23---SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/28---COSMIC-RAY SHORT PERIOD FLUCTUATION--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)5/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/30---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/30---PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF THE STRATOSPHERE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/2F 11 h 15 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/4---MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTSBoomerang flight. Balloon Burst
Sanriku6/7---HIGH ENERGY PARTICLESBoomerang flight
Palestine (TX)6/10F 6 h 55 mGAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/10F 5 h 45 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/13---PRIMARY COSMIC RAYSBoomerang flight. Balloon Burst
Sanriku6/15---ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/17F 4 h 5 mDOUBLE COMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/17F 8 h 30 mBROADBAND DIFFERENTIAL RADIOMETERS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/207 hPOLAR NEPHELOMETERNear Silver City, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)6/21F 8 h 50 mX-RAY OBSERVATIONS--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/23---AIRGLOW & ZODIACAL LIGHT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/277 hLIQUID HELIUM SPECTROMETER + OZONE DETECTORSouth of Phoenix, Arizona, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/4F 10 h 30 mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/6F 5 h 30 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Kourou7/784 dCBS (Carrier Balloon System)Over the Amazonia, Brazil
Fort Churchill (MB)7/8---PROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/9---SOLAR SPECTROMETER (Piggy Back Payload?)--- No Data ---
Volsk7/10---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/11F 6 hDOUBLE COMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/15---MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/15F 8 h 50 mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/16---CHEMILUMINISCENT PROBE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/17F 5 h 25 mLOW ENERGY GAMMA RAY OBSERVATIONS--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/21---MULTIELEMENT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/22F 6 h 15 mHIGH ENERGY CERENKOV GAMMA RAY TELESCOPENear Van Horn, Texas, US
Fort Churchill (MB)7/22~ 22 hPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)7/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/23F 9 h 20 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/24F 4 hLIQUID HELIUM SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/30---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/31F 4 h 25 mGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/316.4 hMAGNETIC SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/3---MULTIELEMENT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)8/811 hPARTICLE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/12F 21 hTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
N.Battleford (SK)8/13F 4 h 20 mX-RAY TELESCOPEN of Saskatchewan, Canada
Palestine (TX)8/13F 5 h 10 mBROADBAND DIFFERENTIAL RADIOMETERS--- No Data ---
Thompson (MB)8/18---X-RAY IMAGING DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/22F 6 h 40 mOBSERVATIONS OF ANISOTROPIES OF COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)8/2711 h 45 mCOSMIC RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Kourou9/??---ATMOSAT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/4F 7 h 10 mTEST FLIGHT OF CARRIER BALLOON SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/6F 8 hTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/11---SOLAR ULTRAVIOLETLaunch failure
Aire Sur L'Adour9/12---FAR INFRARED MICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/13---BAT-1 (Balloon-Borne Astronomical Telescope)--- No Data ---
Watertown (SD)9/1346 h 25 mIRIS (IRon ISotopes)--- No Data ---
Sioux City (IA)9/1756 h 20 mCOSMIC RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/20---FAR INFRARED MICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/22F 12 h 15 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sioux Falls (SD)9/22---MULTIELEMENT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/23F 6 h 45 mINFRARED SCANNING INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura9/25---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/27F 4 h 50 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/277 h 15 mGAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 12 h 5 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/30F 4 h 20 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1F 3 h 20 mMASS ESPECTROMETERNear Huntsville, Texas, US
S.J.dos Campos (SP)10/22.3 hTRAINING FLIGHT AND TELEMETRY TESTIn Cunha - Sao Paulo
Palestine (TX)10/2F 11 h 45 mMEASUREMENTS IN FAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/6---LEVEL TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/6F 41 h 10 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/8---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/8---INSTRUMENTAL TESTING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)10/87 hTEST OF RADIOACTIVE SONDE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/9F 6 h 15 mBUSS (Balloon-Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/9F 8 h 50 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/11F 2 h 25 mHIGH RESOLUTION UV SPECTROGRAPH--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/11F 8 hTEST FLIGHT OF CARRIER BALLOON SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/12F 6 h 30 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/12F 7 h 50 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/12---ANEMOMETERS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/17F 41 h 45 mMAGELLAN (Micrometeorite Collector)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/18F 11 h 30 mMEASUREMENTS IN FAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/20F 8 h 55 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/23F 8 h 20 mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)10/246 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Franco da Rocha - Sao Paulo
Palestine (TX)10/24F 3 h 25 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/25---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Las Cruces (NM)11/112 hDA VINCI I (Craig - Engelmann - Imboden - Simons)Wagon Mound, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)11/5F 3 h 55 mMEASUREMENTS IN FAR INFRARED--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/6F 6 h 15 mENGINEERING TEST OF A SATELLITE EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/12F 45 mPARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)11/147 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/25F 50 mMEASUREMENTS OF ATMOSPHERIC CONCENTRATIONS OF ATOMIC OXYGEN--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)11/2510 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Jaboticabal - Sao Paulo
Mildura11/29---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/30---X-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/305 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Mildura12/3---JET IMPACTOR SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/3F 2 h 55 mATMOSPHERIC STUDY--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour12/4---ANEMOMETERS--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/10---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/17F 8 h 25 mTEST FLIGHT OF THE GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE TO BE PLACED IN THE HEAO SATELLITE--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)12/2010 hCOMGATE (Compton Gamma Ray Telescope)In Timburi - Sao Paulo