In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1977, 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)1/11F 30 mTEST OF RADAR REFLECTIVE TAPES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/11F 30 mTEST OF RADAR REFLECTIVE TAPES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/17---ASHCANaborted flight by launch vehicle failure
Page (AZ)1/19F 7 hSKY ANCHOR IIn Colorado, US
Holloman AFB (NM)1/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/24---ASHCANBalloon burst at 35.000 ft
Mildura1/25---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Mildura2/4---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/5---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/77 hAGATHEIn Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/87 hCESAR GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEIn Sao Joao Cajua - Paraná
TIFR Hyderabad2/9---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/95 hOPALEIn Paraguacu Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Holloman AFB (NM)2/9---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/129 hOPALEIn Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/148 hCESAR GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEIn Maria Elena - Paraná
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/155 hOLNIn Cornelio Procópio - Paraná
Palestine (TX)2/16F 12 h 15 mCOSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND STUDY--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/16---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Paardefontein2/17---SOLAR MONTGOLFIER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/17---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Guaratinguetá (SP)2/177 hOLN (Observation de la Luminescence Nocturne)In Nova Esperanca - Paraná
Cold Lake (AB)2/1910 hCHEMILUMINESCENCE INSTRUMENT + SCANNING RADIOMETERIn coordinates 51.1º N - 106.5º W
Paardefontein2/25---SOLAR MONTGOLFIER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/28F 4 h 30 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/8F 3 h 20 mATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS OF AEROSOLS AND TRACE GASES--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad3/15---X-RAY STUDIESBalloon burst at tropopause
Albrook AFB, Panama3/23---ASHCANDuring aerial recovery, the winch in the C-130 plane failed and as a result the payload was destroyed
Broken Hill3/23F 7 hMICHELSON INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)3/25---SSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPEBalloon Failure. Ground Abort
Albrook AFB, Panama3/27---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/29---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/30---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad3/316 hGAMMA-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/31---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Albrook AFB, Panama4/2---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Palestine (TX)4/5F 6 hTEST FLIGHT - THERMAL STUDIES--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)4/5---SSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPEBalloon Failure. Ground Abort
Laramie (WY)4/6---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/6F 1 h 5 mSTRATOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Rio Cuarto4/136 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)--- No Data ---
Broken Hill4/151 hEOSCOR I (Extended Observation of Solar COsmic Radiation)Balloon burst at 40.000 ft.
Palestine (TX)4/18F 4 h 30 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/21---UV SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/22F 6 h 20 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/25F 9 h102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/26F 40 mSTRATOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/26F 55 mSTRATOSPHERIC COMPOSITION STUDY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/3F 2 h 30 mSPECTROPHOTOMETERNear Baytown, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)5/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad5/75 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/9---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Malden (MO)5/10F 12 h 55 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/11F 14 h 50 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/12---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mildura5/12---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/14---SCAP 2000--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/17---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/19---PIONNER VENUS PROBE PARACHUTE TESTOver the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US
Sanriku5/2012 hMAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)5/20F 56 h 42 mCRISIS (Cosmic Ray Isotope Instrument System)--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/219 h 20 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/22F 30 h 30 mMISO - GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/228 h 4 mXENON PROPORTIONAL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/23---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/23---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/23F 17 hNEUTRON AND GAMMA DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/2650 hSKY ANCHOR II--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)5/28F 8 h 20 mSSCM (Small Superconductor Magnet) - PROJECT HAPPEBalloon burst at float. The instrument free-fell with the balloon and parachute attached, and impacted the ground near Marmarth, North Dakota, US
Aberdeen (SD)5/29---HEIST (High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope)Balloon Failure. Ground Abort
Palestine (TX)6/1---102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPEBalloon Failure
Palestine (TX)6/6F 8 h 30 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Aberdeen (SD)6/6F 12 h 30 mHEIST (High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/7~ 10 hCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/8---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESBalloon Failure. Ground Abort
Palestine (TX)6/10F 5 hSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/157 hINFRARED RADIOMETERS--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/16---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/21---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/22---QUADRUPOLE MASS FILTER--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/23---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/24---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Palestine (TX)6/25F 4 hFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Grenada (MS)6/251 hSKY ANCHOR IIIFlight aborted at 4000 ft.
MCAS Tustin (CA)6/275 h 44 mATMOSAT AMERICA 5 (Heinsheimer - Neushal)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/27---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Fort Churchill (MB)7/4---COSMIC RAY ISOTOPE DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)7/6---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/7---EBERT-FASTIE SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura7/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/14F 20 mSTRATOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)7/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Christchurch7/2884 dX-RAY RADIATION + COSMIC RAY IONIZATION + OZONE STUDIES--- No Data ---
Mildura8/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/2F 8 hFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Trapani8/622 h 20 mTECHNOIn Aracena, Sevilla, Spain
Palestine (TX)8/11F 3 h 30 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION--- No Data ---
Trapani8/1121 hPAMIn Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain
Christchurch8/1229 dX-RAY RADIATION + COSMIC RAY IONIZATION + OZONE STUDIES--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)8/14---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/17---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/22---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Christchurch8/25122 dX-RAY RADIATION + COSMIC RAY IONIZATION + OZONE STUDIES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/296 h 10 mSTRATOSPHERIC RADIATION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/29---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/3010 h 30 mSTRATOSPHERIC COMPOSITION STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/31---PARACHUTE DROP TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/316 h 45 mFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Yorkton (SK)9/1F 49 hCOSMIC RAY ISOTOPE DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/1---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Palestine (TX)9/2---SKY ANCHOR IVGround abort
Sanriku9/217 h 33 mSOLAR DISC OBSERVATION BY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/3F 8 hX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Mildura9/6---RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/7---ASHCAN--- Sin Datos ---
Long Beach (CA)9/89 h 10 mATMOSAT AMERICA 6 (Heinsheimer - Neushal)San Bernardino National Forest, California, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/10---PI / NI--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/12---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Pierre (SD)9/13F 40 hULTRA-HEAVY COSMIC RAY DETECTOR35 miles E of Minot, North Dakota, US
Sanriku9/1612 h 35 mBAT-1 (Balloon-Borne Astronomical Telescope)--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)9/18---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/20F 30 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/20F 17 h 30 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/233 h 25 mLAMELLAR GRATING INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Roberval (QC)9/24---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Malden (MO)9/26F 41 hCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/26---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/27---X-RAY SOURCES OBSERVATIONBalloon burst at 15 km
Aire Sur L'Adour9/27---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/2878 h 40 mGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/286 h 30 mSTRATCOM - VIII-B (Stratospheric Composition)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/29F 29 h 15 mEMULSION CHAMBERS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/2930 h 30 mSTRATCOM - VIII-A (Stratospheric Composition)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/3028 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/30---QUADRUPOLE MASS SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1F 20 hMPI LARGE AREA COMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Malden (MO)10/3F 40 h 10 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENTIn a cotton field S of Halifax, North Carolina, US
Palestine (TX)10/3F 24 hGAMMA RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/327 h 40 mATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/6---SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/68 h 59 mBALLOON RELAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/68 h 22 mBALLOON RELAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/7---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/8---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
USCGC Point Judith10/1026 hATMOSAT AMERICA 7 (Heinsheimer - Neushal)Oxnard Beach, California, US
TIFR Hyderabad10/114 hINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Cold Lake (AB)10/12---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/12---ASHCANFailure in the aerial recovery operation. Payload was destroyed
Palestine (TX)10/13---SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETERBalloon failure at 2.1 km of altitude
Chico (CA)10/13---BALLOON TEST FOR BAMM (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)Mission failure. The dummy payload separated from the balloon prematurely
Aire Sur L'Adour10/14---AGLAE--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/141 hMIR (Montgolfier Infra-Rouge)Balloon failure
Holloman AFB (NM)10/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Chico (CA)10/17---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/18F 8 h 15 mX-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/18---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/19---MPI LARGE AREA COMPTON TELESCOPEBalloon failure during launch
Chico (CA)10/20---BALLOON TEST FOR BAMM (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)Mission failure. Balloon developed helium leaks
Holloman AFB (NM)10/20---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad10/23---ANNA-6Balloon burst at tropopause
Palestine (TX)10/25F 2 h 45 mPROJECT STRATOPROBE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/25F 30 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/26---SKY ANCHOR V--- No Data ---
Alice Springs10/26F 8 h 15 mX-RAY OBSERVATIONS--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad10/273 h 50 mALBEDO-IND--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/27F 6 h 25 mHARD X-RAY SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/27---UV HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)11/3---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad11/3---NATALYA-1Balloon failed
TIFR Hyderabad11/47 hANNA-6--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/7---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/11---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/11F 5 h 10 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/11F 55 h 45 mBELL/SANDIA GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEIn the Simpson Desert, 175 miles E of Alice Springs, Australia
Alice Springs11/1630 hGAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/21F 47 h 45 mLGT (Large Gamma-ray Telescope)--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)11/24~ 4 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTIn Natividade da Serra - Sao Paulo
Alice Springs11/24F 9 h 30 mNRL HARD X-RAY OBSERVATORY--- No Data ---
Syowa11/30---AURORAL X-RAYS AND NITROGEN MONOXIDE STUDIESBalloon failure at launch
Alice Springs11/30---X-RAY TELESCOPEBalloon failure at launch. Aborted fligth
Palestine (TX)12/1F 6 hATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/2F 15 mMEASUREMENTS OF STRATOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS--- No Data ---
Syowa12/412 hELECTRIC FIELD AND AURORAL X-RAYS STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/7F 5 h 25 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Mildura12/112 h 48 mNO2 MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Syowa12/121 hELECTRIC FIELD AND NITROGEN MONOXIDE STUDIESTelemetry communication failure
Mildura12/134 h 26 mNO2 MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/15---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mildura12/16---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour12/1966 hMIR (Montgolfier Infra-Rouge)In turkey
S.J.dos Campos (SP)12/27~ 6 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTPayload not recuperable.
Palestine (TX)12/141F 7 h 55 mINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---

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