In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1979, 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)1/12---SPOOL COMPRESSION TEST--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)1/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mildura1/161h 58mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/24---HEAVY LOAD TESTGround abort
ESRANGE1/30---ELECTRIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Cold Lake (AB)2/86 hLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/9F 4 hLIMS (Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/9---HEAVY LOAD TESTBalloon failure
Holloman AFB (NM)2/9---CHLORINE ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Cold Lake (AB)2/117 hCHEMILUMINESCENCE INSTRUMENT + SCANNING RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/23---SAMPLER CASSETTE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/26---COLLAR RESTRAINT TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/26F 2 h 20 mCOLLAR RESTRAINT TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/4---ELECTRIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/5~ 4 hHEAVY LOAD TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/8F 5 h 30 mHEAVY LOAD BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/13---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/157 hSOURCEIn Sao Jorge - Paraná
Albrook AFB, Panama3/15---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Albrook AFB, Panama3/20---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs3/231 h 46 mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/23+ 6 hCOMMAND RANGE AND CUTDOWN SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Alice Springs3/285h 35mMEASUREMENTS OF NO AND HNO3--- No Data ---
Quixeramobim (CE)3/29---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad3/30---ANNA-6Balloon failed
S.J.dos Campos (SP)3/317 hSOURCE IIIn Cosmópolis - Sao Paulo
Alice Springs4/33h 10 mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)4/4---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/4F 5 h 15 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/42 hGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/5F 5 h 15 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/5F 4 h 15 mLIP (LIMS Instrument Package)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/6---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/7---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNLaunch Abort
TIFR Hyderabad4/85 h 30 mANNA-6--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad4/9---NATALYA-1Balloon failed
Alice Springs4/9~ 7 hMEASUREMENTS OF NO, HNO3 AND OZONE--- No Data ---
Mendoza4/11+ 9 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)San Francisco del Monte de Oro, San Luis, Arg
TIFR Hyderabad4/124 hALBEDO-IND--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/12---HEAVY LOAD BALLOON TESTBalloon failure going to float
Alice Springs4/15F 16 h 10 mGERMANIUM GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Mendoza4/17+ 10 hNEUTRON DETECTORComechingones hills, Cordoba, Arg
Holloman AFB (NM)4/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/18F 13 h 10 mDOUBLE SCATTER GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad4/213 h 30 mX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/21---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/23F 9 h 15 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/24F 16 hATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/24F 9 hSIBEX (Submillimetre Infrared Balloon EXperiment)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/242 h 10 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/24---SAMPLER CASSETTE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)4/27---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mendoza4/30+ 10 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)Near Nogoyá, Entre Rios, Argentina
Sanriku5/??29 hJACEE 0 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/5F 30 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/5F 3 h 20 mLIMS (Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere)--- No Data ---
Mildura5/94 h 5 mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13F 19 hLARGE AREA COMPTON TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/13---LEGS (Low Energy Gamma-ray Spectrometer)Balloon failure at 27 km
Palestine (TX)5/14F 9 h 40 mHIGH ENERGY X-RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Mildura5/155 h 30 mMEASUREMENTS OF NO, HNO3 AND OZONE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/15F 29 h 30 mEMULSION CHAMBERS--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/16---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Mildura5/172 h 5 mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/17F 2 hATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/17---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/1960 hGAMMA RAY BURST DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/19---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/20---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/22---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/23---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/24---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/24---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/25---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/25F 9 h 55 mLEGS (Low Energy Gamma-ray Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/25---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/25---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/26---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Long Beach (CA)5/2747 h 10 mDOUBLE EAGLE III (Abruzzo - Anderson)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/27---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez5/27---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles5/28---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/29F 11 hBAMM (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen5/3030 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Mildura5/303hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/31---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/31---TRAINING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Mildura6/11h 40mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/123 hWATER VAPOUR MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/2---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/2---SCAP 2000--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/3---FAR INFRARED EXPERIMENTBalloon failure at release
Diego Suarez6/3---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Mildura6/41h 50mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Malden (MO)6/4---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENTBalloon Failure at launch
Palestine (TX)6/4F 6 h 30 mLOWERED RETROREFLECTOR TEST - BLISS PROJECT--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/5---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/9---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/10---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/12---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/13F 6 h 25 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/13---GUMPHS (Goddard, University of Maryland Proton Helium Spectrometer)Balloon failure at 17.4 km
Laramie (WY)6/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/14F 11 h 20 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/14---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/14---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/145 h 20 mSIMBA (Solar Irradiance Monitoring from Balloons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/15F 1 h 30 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/15---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/15---ASHCANGround abort due to strong winds at launch
Seychelles6/16---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/16---CRYOSAMPLER--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/18---HV3K + RADIOACTIVE NUCLIDES--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/18---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/19---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/193 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/20F 15 h 30 mSKY ANCHOR IX--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/21---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/22F 9 hSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER8 miles SE of Sierra Blanca, Texas, US
Diego Suarez6/22---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/23---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/24---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/25---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/25---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/27---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/28F 2 h 10 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES9 miles ESE of San Angelo, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/28F 7 h 15 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT48 miles SW of Wink, Texas, US
Seychelles6/28---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/28---CRYOSAMPLER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/28---HASP (High Altitude Smoke Program)--- No Data ---
Seychelles6/30---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Diego Suarez6/30---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)7/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen7/114 h 19 mTHISBE (Telescope of Heidelberg for Infrared Studies by Balloon-borne Experiments)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/17---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/22F 1 h 25 mCOLLAR RESTRAINT TEST8 miles E of Brownwood, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)7/24---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/26---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Gimli (MB)7/2715 h 17 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNNear Broadview, Saskatchewan, Canada
Holloman AFB (NM)7/28---SAMPLER CASSETTE + ATMOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS--- No Data ---
Trapani8/51 h 30 mNAUSICAA IBalloon failure. Recovered near Rocca Palumba, Sicily, Italy
Palestine (TX)8/6F 4 hMSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System)27 miles SW of Midland , Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/7F 15 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES35 miles SW of Waco, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/8F 2 h 30 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION27 miles NE of San Angelo, Texas, US
Ny-Alesund8/1317 dWATCH (Wide Angle Telescope for Cosmic Hard X-Rays)--- No Data ---
Mildura8/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/152 hAEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/16F 2 h 55 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES13 miles W of Brady, Texas, US
Greenville (SC)8/17F 46 hSKY ANCHOR X--- No Data ---
Volsk8/20---NATALYA-1--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/21---IR SOLAR SPECTRUM MEASUREMENTSBalloon failure. Desired altitude not reached
Palestine (TX)8/26F 10 hFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE5 miles SW of Marfa, Texas, US
Trapani8/2617 hCELIMENE - HXR79In Cullar de Baza, Granada, Spain
Palestine (TX)8/28F 4 h 30 mGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT23 miles S of San Angelo, Texas, US
Trapani8/2827 hNAUSICAA IIIn Hornachuelos, Cordoba, Spain
Volsk8/28---NATALYA-1--- No Data ---
Thompson (MB)8/28---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)Balloon Failure
Sanriku8/29---FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/30F 6 h 25 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION13 miles SW of Abilene, Texas, US
Thompson (MB)8/31F 30 h 30 mLEE (Low Energy Electrons)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/6F 1 h 15 mOZONE DENSITY STUDIES28.6 miles NE of Junction, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/7F 10 h60 CM INFRARED TELESCOPE10 miles N of Comstock, Texas, US
Mildura9/914 h 30 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/10F 8 h 30 mBIRAP (Balloon InfraRed Astronomy Platform)11 miles NNW of Wink, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/13---SUN PHOTOMETERGondola destroyed
Mildura9/142h 15mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/17---DROP TEST FOR REEFING--- No Data ---
Mildura9/185 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Mildura9/183 h 10 mRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/19~ 12 hGRATING SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/22---60 CM INFRARED TELESCOPEBalloon failure. Payload landed 12 miles NNE of Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/23F 7 h 20 mHIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION5 miles NE of New Braunfels, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/24---SPECTROSCOPYBalloon failure in launch pad
Palestine (TX)9/24F 16 h 10 mSPECTROSCOPY4.5 miles NW of Wink, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/25F 9 h 30 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES9 miles NW of Glen Rose, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/26F 15 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES10 miles ENE of Franklin, Texas, US
Tillamook (OR)9/26135 hDA VINCI TRANSAMERICA (Birch - Engelmann - Hyde - Simons)Near Lima, Ohio, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/26---SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/27F 25 h 30 mJACEE 1 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)35 Miles Sw Ft. Stockton, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/27---SAMPLER CASSETTE + ATMOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/28F 46 h 15 mX-RAY SURVEY EXPEIMENT2 miles Se Brownwood, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/30F 26 h 25 mMISO - GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE30 miles NW of Palacios, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/39 h 50 mSAMPLING INTERCOMPARISON FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/4~ 10 hBALLOON TO BALLOON DATA RELAY TESTIn the Pacific Ocean, about 200 km from the Japanese shore
Sanriku10/4~ 10 hELECTRIC FIELD OBSERVATIONIn the Pacific Ocean, about 1300 km from the Japanese shore
Palestine (TX)10/5F 15 h 30 mGAMMA-RAY EXPERIMENT27 miles NW of Beaumont, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/6F 29 h 50 mINFRARED EXPERIMENT15 miles NW of Lampasas, Texas, US
Mendoza10/7+ 9 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)In Tilisarao, San Luis, Arg
Holloman AFB (NM)10/8---BAMM (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/10---LIMB CAMERA--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/10---INTERFEROMETER--- No Data ---
Keesler AFB (MS)10/12---BAMM (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)--- No Data ---
Mildura10/132 hRADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Mildura10/155 hAEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mendoza10/16+ 11 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)In La Unión, San Luis, Arg
Palestine (TX)10/16F 18 h 40 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE14 miles NE of Minden, Louisiana, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/16---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/17F 25 h 25 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES20 miles W of Columbia, Tennessee, US
Palestine (TX)10/18F 15 h 25 mHARD X-RAY DETECTOR19.2 miles SW of Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/19---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/23F 12 h 30 mINFRARED EXPERIMENT20 miles SW of San Antonio, Texas, US
Mildura10/25~ 6 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/25F 9 h 25 mMSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System)45 miles SW of Monroe, Louisiana, US
Laramie (WY)11/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/2F 5 h 45 mLOWERED RETROREFLECTOR TEST - BLISS PROJECT15 miles NW of Natchez, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)11/3F 25 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES2 miles NW of Newellton, Louisiana, US
Holloman AFB (NM)11/6---AERIAL RECOVERY TEST - MX8 PARACHUTE SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/10---AERIAL RECOVERY TEST - MX5 PARACHUTE SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/14F 6 h 30 mLHR (Laser Heterodyne Radiometer)11 miles SW of Laurel, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)11/15F 14 h 30 mSUB MILLIMITER SURVEY35 miles NNW of Mobile, Alabama, US
Palestine (TX)11/16F 11 h 30 mINFRARED EXPERIMENT25 miles NE of McComb, Texas, US
Juazeiro do Norte (CE)11/22F 3 h 15 mSOURCE TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Juazeiro do Norte (CE)11/28F 11 h 40 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Juazeiro do Norte (CE)12/2F 11 h 20 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/9F 10 h 30 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT2 miles NW of Starkville, Mississippi, US
Laramie (WY)12/10---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---