In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1984, 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)1/11---VOR TEST FLIGHT20 miles WSW of Meridan, Mississippi, US
Christchurch1/19---EMA 6 (Electrodynamics of the Middle Atmosphere)--- No Data ---
Base Rodolfo Marsh1/311 hGAMMA RAY DETECTORBalloon failure
Christchurch2/2---EMA 7 (Electrodynamics of the Middle Atmosphere)--- No Data ---
Christchurch2/10---EMA 8 (Electrodynamics of the Middle Atmosphere)--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/16---SHARP (Stabilized High Altitude Research Platform)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/28---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/13---ASHCAN--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad3/17---INFRARED ASTRONOMYBalloon failure.
Laramie (WY)3/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/21---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES20 miles N of Laurel, Mississippi, US
Laramie (WY)3/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Barking Sands (HI)3/24---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT5 miles S of Kapaa, Hawaii, US
Palestine (TX)3/25---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES27 miles SE of Natches, Mississippi, US
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)3/28---ELECTRIC FIELDIn Itapenininga - Sao Paulo.
Laramie (WY)4/4---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/5---ATMOSPHERIC SAMPLERNear Lubbock, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)4/6---102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE5 miles S of Kileen, Texas, US
TIFR Hyderabad4/85 h 50 mXMPC (Xenon filled Multi-anode Proportional Counter telescope)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/9---TEST BALLOON MATERIALBalloon failure. Payload landed 55 miles S of Longview, Texas, US
Barking Sands (HI)4/9---ELECTRON TELESCOPEPacific Ocean Recovery
Laramie (WY)4/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad4/181 h 50 mRadiation measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Volsk4/27---TEST OF BALLOON DESTRUCTION USING AN AIRBORNE LASER--- No Data ---
Barking Sands (HI)4/27---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT15 miles SE of Kauai, Hawaii, US
Laramie (WY)4/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/4---TEMPERATURE AND WIND MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/9---X-RAY EXPERIMENT35 miles NW of Lake Charles, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)5/9---GAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS19 miles E of Lufkin, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/11---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES9 miles E of Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/1438 hHEIST (High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope)46 miles SW of San Antonio, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/15---GAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS10 miles NW of San Marcos, Texas, US
Sanriku5/1710 hSTRATOSPHERIC TURBULENCE STUDIESImpact in coordinates 40° 53' N,146° 28' E
Sanriku5/19---AUTO LEVEL CONTROL TESTImpact in coordinates 40° 53' N,146° 28' E
Laramie (WY)5/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/23---VOR TEST FLIGHT23 miles W of San Angelo, Texas, US
Xiang He5/238 hHAPI-1 (X-Ray telescope)--- No Data ---
Corpus Christi (TX)5/24---BAMM II (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)Balloon rupture at launch. Aborted flight
Aire Sur L'Adour5/24---MOTAS (Mouvements Organisés et Turbulence Atmosphérique)--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/25---COSMIC RAY STUDIES / ATMOSPHERIC PARTICLESImpact in coordinates 39° 07' N,141° 55' E
Corpus Christi (TX)6/1---BAMM II (Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/15---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)Balloon failure. Payload landed 14 miles SSE of Waco, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/159 hTIME OF FLIGHT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Trapani6/2619 h 20 mALIOS 8460 km NE of Huelva, Spain
Roswell (NM)7/5---SCRIBE (Stratospheric CRyogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/19---SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION40 miles W of San Angelo, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)7/20---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Trapani7/2220 h 20 mPOKER 8460 kms south of Salamanca, Spain
Trapani7/3018 h 20 mARGO50 km E of Jerez, Spain
Holloman AFB (NM)8/4---GAMMA RAY INSTRUMENT30 miles SE of Phoenix, Arizona, US
Trapani8/6~ 20 hTELEMAQUEnorth of Villar del Rey, Spain
Trapani8/123 hHERCULE--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/23---ABLE I (Atmospheric Balloon Lidar Experiment)Over White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US, USA
Xiang He8/23---OPTICAL PARTICLE COUNTER--- No Data ---
Setermoen8/25---CEBO (Coordinated EISCAT and Balloon Observations)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Setermoen8/28---CEBO (Coordinated EISCAT and Balloon Observations)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/31---AF QUALIFICATION40 miles W of San Angelo, Texas, US
Sanriku9/6---OBSERVATION OF GEOMAGNETIC ANOMALIESRecovered from the Sea of Japan by fishing boat on 9/18 near Kosawaga
Sanriku9/7---GRAB SAMPLERRecovered from Pacific Ocean by cargo ship Saga Maru
Sanriku9/8F 12 hPARTICLE IMPACTOR + ANEMOMETERIn a forest near Kesennuma, Japan
Sanriku9/11---OBSERVATION OF SOLAR GRANULES WITH A 30 CM TELESCOPERetrieved 9/12 by cargo ship Saga Maru
Palestine (TX)9/12---INFRARED MEASUREMENTSBalloon failure. Payload landed 12 miles W of Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/14---REEL DOWN SYSTEM FOR IN-SITU MEASUREMENTS15 miles SE of Brownwood, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)9/14---ULTRAVIOLET MEASUREMENTS4 miles S of Rock Springs, Texas, US
Caribou (ME)9/1483 h 40 mROSIE O'GRADY (Kittinger)Cairo Montenotte, Italy
Palestine (TX)9/24---GAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS10 miles SE of Fairfield, Texas, US
Sanriku9/243 d 1 hARGOS SATELLITE LINK TESTIn the Pacific Ocean, 1800 km E from Japan shore
Palestine (TX)9/28---BALLOON-BORNE LIDAR10 miles SW of Corsicana, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)9/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/132 hDGT (Directional Gamma-Ray Telescope)4 miles N of Mabank, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/115 hJACEE 5 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)3 miles NE of Conroe, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/1---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/3---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESBalloon failure. Payload landed 1 Mile N of Lufkin, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)10/6---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/7---INFRARED MEADUREMENTSBalloon failure. Payload landed 13 Miles SE of Henderson, Louisiana (?), US
Palestine (TX)10/8---ULTRAVIOLET MEASUREMENTSBalloon failure. Payload landed 15 Miles E of Jacksonville, Mississippi (?), US
Palestine (TX)10/8---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES12 Miles E of Cleveland, Mississippi (?), US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/11---TIME OF FLIGHT TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/29---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)2 Miles S of Jonesboro, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)10/30---MSBS (Mass Spectrometer-Beam System)20 Miles SE of Jackson, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)11/6---SIRIS (Stratospheric InfraRed Interferometer Spectrometer)19 Miles E of Picayune, Mississippi, US
Aire Sur L'Adour11/10---LIMB CAMERA--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/10---RADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)11/12---RADIOWAVE PROPAGATION15 Miles W of Monroeville, Alabama (?), US
Alice Springs11/20F 9 h 29 mBELL/SANDIA GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE320 miles W of Alice Springs, Australia
TIFR Hyderabad11/27---Electro-dynamics experience and IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)Balloon burst al tropopause.
Aire Sur L'Adour11/28---RADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)11/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs12/5F 4 h 2 mX-RAY & GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT290 miles W of Alice Springs, Australia
Alice Springs12/7F 5 h 10 mBELL/SANDIA GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE315 miles W of Alice Springs, Australia
TIFR Hyderabad12/83 h 50 mCOSMIC RAYS MEASUREMENTS AND ELECTRODYNAMICS EXPERIENCE--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad12/189 hTICAL - X-RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad12/214 hINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---

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