In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries during 1980, 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
Laramie (WY)1/7---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/1636 mPAYOLAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/17F 18 h 55 mOBSERVATIONS OF ANISOTROPIES OF COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND15 miles W of Tyler, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)1/248 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN5 miles SSW of Cavern City, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)2/26 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN27 miles E of Midland, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)2/23 hFAST DESCENT BALLOON TEST FLIGHT17 miles SSE of Hobbs, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)2/54 h 20 mFAST DESCENT BALLOON TEST FLIGHT12 miles NE of Cavern City, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)2/104 hSOLAR MEASUREMENTS32 miles NE of Lubbock, Texas, US
Mildura2/142 h 15 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/26F 6 h 30 mTEST OF OUTER CAP BALLOON2 miles SW of Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)2/27F 7 h 55 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES5 miles S of Rising Star, Texas, US
Howard AFB, Panama3/11---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Howard AFB, Panama3/12---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Howard AFB, Panama3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/18F 5 h 30 mTEST OF RAVEN BALLOON5 miles N of Forest, Mississippi, US
Laramie (WY)3/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mildura3/2811 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)3/2914 hSOURCE TELESCOPEIn Capivari, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Laramie (WY)4/3---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)4/314 h 30 mDOUBLE PROBE ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/49 hASHCAN7 miles NE of Carlsbad, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)4/64 h 25 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad4/75 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)4/911 hDOUBLE PROBE ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/1010 hASHCAN35 miles SSE of Holloman AFB, New Mexico, US
Mildura4/1314h 15mINFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/145 h 50 mASHCAN27 miles W of Salt Flats, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)4/15F 9 h 50 mFASTIE-EBER SPECTROMETER7 miles S of Winsboro, Louisiana, US
Laramie (WY)4/18---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad4/192 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/19F 8 h 20 mBALLOON-BORNE LIDAR5 miles N of Bunkie, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)4/20F 6 h 50 mU.V. EXPERIMENT25 miles S of Paucheville, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)4/20F 3 h 25 mSTRATOSPHERIC OZONE MEASUREMENTS5 miles N of Tylertown, Mississippi, US
TIFR Hyderabad4/254 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/279 h 10 mUV SPECTROMETER66 miles NE of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)4/287 h 10 mTRIWAS sampler--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/30---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/15 h 45 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/17 h 10 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER (AFGL)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/56 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN18 miles E of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)5/6F 6 h 40 mFABRY-PEROT INTERFEROMETER35 miles SW of Newton, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/7F 20 h 45 mX-RAY EXPERIMENTPayload destroyed in free fall. Impact 5 miles SSW of Woodville, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour5/7---LIMB CAMERA--- No Data ---
Fort Baker (CA)5/899 h 54 mKITTY HAWK (Anderson - Anderson)Ste.Felicite, Quebec, Canada
Malden (MO)5/94 d 7 hSKY ANCHOR XI--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/946 hHEXE (High Energy X-Ray Experiment)17 miles E of Seminole, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/103 hLEGS (Low Energy Gamma-ray Spectrometer)Balloon failure at 22 km. Payload landed 25 miles NE of Nacogodches, Texas, US
Sanriku5/13---AUTOMATIC SYSTEM TO CONTROL BALLOON ALTITUDE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/17F 38 h 25 mCOSMIC RAY PHYSICS EXPERIMENT15 miles N of Sierra Blanca Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/17F 25 hMISO - GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE25 miles SW of Carlsbad, New Mexico, US
Laramie (WY)5/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/19~ 20 hMICS (Multistage Ionization and Cerenkov System)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/20---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/20F 7 h 45 mU.V. EXPERIMENT5 Miles SE of Richland, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)5/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/22---TRAINING FLIGHT34 Miles NW of Lufkin, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/23F 12 h 10 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES36 Miles NNE of Austin, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)5/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/26---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/276 h 45 mEPSILON AEROSOL SPECTROMETER19 miles N of Socorro, Nuevo Mexico, US
Sanriku5/29---PARACHUTE DEPLOYMENT TEST--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/??---SCAP 2000--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/3---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/3---GRAB SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/5---LIMB CAMERA--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/7---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/85 h 40 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Eielson AFB (AK)6/95 h 55 mASHCAN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/12---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/1311 h 25 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN30 miles N of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US
Gap-Tallard6/14---SIMBA (Solar Irradiance Monitoring from Balloons)Balloon did not reached float altitude. Payload landed on a glacier in the French Alps.
Gap-Tallard6/168 hMASS SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
The Pas (MB)6/18F 21 hANTIPROTON FLUX DETECTORNear Vermillion, Alberta, Canada
Laramie (WY)6/20---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/20F 3 h 55 mSIMBA (Solar Irradiance Monitoring from Balloons)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/21---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/235 h 50 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/23F 11 h 20 mINFRARED EXPERIMENT14 Miles SW of Ft.Stockton, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)6/25---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/26---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES25 Miles N of Big Lake, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)6/272 h 30 mAEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/27F 10 h 10 mHARD X-RAY DETECTOR14 Miles SE of Van Horn,Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/27F 13 hX-RAY EXPERIMENT24 Miles SW of Deming, New Mexico, US
Laramie (WY)7/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mildura7/32 h 10 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Trapani7/53 hERCOLE - BALLOON TESTIn Sicily, Italy
Laramie (WY)7/10---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)7/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)7/15---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Trapani7/1917 h 50 mULISSE 80In southern Spain
Laramie (WY)7/22---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Gimli (MB)7/2217 hFOTOLYSIS CELLNE of Minot, North Dakota, US
Holloman AFB (NM)7/236 hASHCAN12 miles NE of San Simon, Arizona, US
Palestine (TX)7/24F 5 h 10 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION14 Miles S of Brownwood,Texas, US
Stuttgart (AR)7/2421 h 15 mRADIOMETRIC TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/254 hASHCAN30 miles S of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US
Trapani7/2519 h 20 mNAUSICAAIn Huelva, Spain
Laramie (WY)7/282 hAEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/297 h 40 mASHCAN24 miles W of Tucson, Arizona, US
Trapani7/31---ERCOLE - BALLOON TESTAborted flight. Balloon failure
Gimli (MB)8/28 hFOTOLYSIS CELLNE of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Laramie (WY)8/4---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mildura8/410 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Trapani8/418 h 38 mENEAIn Merida, Badajoz, Spain
Holloman AFB (NM)8/1012 h 10 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Trapani8/10F 19 hHXM-80M / CIRCEIn Spain
Laramie (WY)8/11---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Mildura8/142 h 15 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/1512 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN21 miles E of Needles, California, US
Palestine (TX)8/15F 9 h 55 mSUB MILLIMITER SURVEY6 Miles NE of Garden City, Texas, US
Mildura8/182 h 10 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/22F 2 h 15 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESIn Rising, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)8/27---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/27F 8 h 20 mBIRAP (Balloon InfraRed Astronomy Platform)10 Miles N of Odessa, Texas, US
Mildura8/295 h 25 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/4F 9 h 45 mMSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System) + UV EXPERIMENT25 Miles NW of Juction, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)9/5---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Pierre (SD)9/6F 33 h 25 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Pierre (SD)9/9F 35 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE9/10F 1 h 38 mX-RAY, OZONE AND VLF WAVES STUDIES--- No Data ---
ESRANGE9/11F 1 h 24 mX-RAY, OZONE AND VLF WAVES STUDIES--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/11---SPECTROPHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/12F 13 hBIRAP (Balloon InfraRed Astronomy Platform)29 Miles NW of San Angelo, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/14F 1 hGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT5 Miles N of Blooming Grove, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)9/15---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/15---SCAP 2000--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/15---GRILLE SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Kourou9/1638 dRACCOON (Radiation Contolled Balloon)In the Amazonic jungle
Mildura9/162 h 15 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/17---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/18---MASS SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Kourou9/1914 dRACCOON (Radiation Contolled Balloon)--- No Data ---
Kourou9/2227 dRACCOON (Radiation Contolled Balloon)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/22---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Pierre (SD)9/22F 43 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24F 36 h 15 mLEGS (Low Energy Gamma-ray Spectrometer)15 Miles S of Alamagordo, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)9/24F 29 h 20 mGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT10 Miles SW of Eunice, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)9/251 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon Failure
Pierre (SD)9/25F 18 h 20 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/25---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER (KFA)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/26---PACIMS (Passive Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/30---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/30F 17 h 20 mGAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT3 Miles SW of Hattiesburg, Missouri, US
Sanriku9/30---MICROGRAVITY TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1F 37 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY ELECTRON TELESCOPE1 Mile W of Emannual, Georgia, US
Palestine (TX)10/1F 11 hBELL/SANDIA GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE15 Miles NW of McComb, Missouri, US
Palestine (TX)10/4F 15 hXG EXPERIMENT17 Miles N of Meridian, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)10/6F 31 hGAMMA-RAY EXPERIMENT10 Miles NW of Roanoke, Virginia, US
Palestine (TX)10/7F 33 h 30 mJACEE 2 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)11 Miles of Elkins, West Virginia, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/85 h 45 mSCRIBE (Stratospheric CRyogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)7 miles N of Holloman AFB, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/97 h 15 mASHCAN21 miles E of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)10/10F 21 hATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES5 Miles SW of Blakey, Georgia, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/15---LIMB CAMERA--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/15---HELISONDE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/162 h 20 mASHCANBalloon Failure - Low Float altitude
Palestine (TX)10/20---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES10 Miles SE of Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/20F 11 hBALLOON-BORNE LIDARFree fall of the payload. Impact 2 Miles NW of Bogalusa, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)10/2016 h102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE14 Miles S of Arcadia, Louisiana, US
Laramie (WY)10/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/21---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER (KFA)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/22F 12 h 20 mFAR INFRARED EXPERIMENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/22---MIR (Montgolfier Infra-Rouge)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/23F 12 hATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES20 Miles N of Greenville, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)10/25F 15 h 45 mGOLDENER DRACHE TELESKOP5 Miles W of Morton, Mississippi, US
TIFR Hyderabad10/304 h 40 mTICAL - X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Gimli (MB)11/1F 6 hHIGH RESOLUTION SPECTROMETERThe instrument was demolished when it was dropped from a helicopter during recovery.
Holloman AFB (NM)11/3---CHLORINE ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTSBalloon burst
TIFR Hyderabad11/66 h 15 mNATALYA 1--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/11---CHLORINE ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/1220 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Stamsund11/12---X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/1230 hAGLAEIn an aborigin reserve 600 km from Alice Spring
Resistencia11/177 hALIR-I (Infrared Telescope)In Santa Fe province, Argentina
Holloman AFB (NM)11/194 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN37 miles ENE of Hobbs, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)11/19F 8 h60 CM INFRARED TELESCOPE + POLARIMETER15 Miles E of Guitman, Mississippi, US
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)11/197 h 40 mPEROBA (Plataformas Experimentais com Rastreio Orientado para BAlões)In Maria da Fe, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Laramie (WY)11/20---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/251 hUTIC 80 (University of Tasmania / Imperial College 1980)Balloon brst at 60.000 ft
Holloman AFB (NM)11/286 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN15 miles NE of Lubbock, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)12/3F 15 h 45 m102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE5 Miles SW of Singer, Louisiana, US
Laramie (WY)12/4---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad12/107 hINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)12/10F 13 h 15 mOBSERVATIONS OF ANISOTROPIES OF COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND5 Miles SE of Fairmont, Georgia, US
Siple Dome12/113 h 30 mX-RAY + ELECTRIC FIELD + VLF DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Siple Dome12/1227 h 30 mX-RAY + ELECTRIC FIELD + VLF DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Siple Dome12/1515 h 30 mX-RAY + VLF DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Siple Dome12/1928 hX-RAY + ELECTRIC FIELD + VLF DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Siple Dome12/3032 hX-RAY + VLF DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Siple Dome12/3129 hX-RAY + ELECTRIC FIELD + VLF DETECTOR--- No Data ---

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