In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1986, 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
Amundsen-Scott1/297 hX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Amundsen-Scott1/767 h 30 mX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)1/10---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Amundsen-Scott1/12103 30 mX-RAY & ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)1/18---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/25---NAVIGATION TEST35 miles E of McComb, Mississippi, US
Laramie (WY)3/5---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/5---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/186 h 15 mX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/21---FRENCH FILM TEST52 miles SE of Lufkin, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)3/224 h 20 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)4/7---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/16---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES18 miles NE of Lufkin, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour4/21---RADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/24---Ionization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP experience (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)4/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/4---RADIO MAPPING65 miles NE of Lufkin, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour5/4F 3 h 30 mINFRARED SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/12---GAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS3 miles N of Crescent, Oklahoma, US
Palestine (TX)5/1230 hJACEE 6 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)14 miles E of Lufkin, Texas, US
ESRANGE5/14---MIKROBA 1 (MIKRO-g with Ballon drop capsule)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/20---GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT21 miles S of Lampassas, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/20---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES5 miles N of Marlin, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/29---ENGINEERING TEST FLIGHTLake Palestine, Texas, US
Sanriku6/1---S520 ROCKET PAYLOAD DROP TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/3---GLIDING PARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/129 h 30 mISUS (Imaging Stratospheric Ultraviolet Spectrometer)15 miles E of Seminole, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/12---TEST FLIGHT OF MIR BALLOON WITH VALVE--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/174 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Trapani7/220 h 40 mALIOS--- No Data ---
Kamchatka7/4---TWO PROTON MAGNETOMETERSIn Saratov region, Russia
Kamchatka7/6---TWO PROTON MAGNETOMETERSIn Saratov region, Russia
Palestine (TX)7/812 h 15 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES16 miles ENE of Fort Stockton, Texas, US
Trapani7/1120 h 10 mFIGARO II (French Italian Gamma Ray Observatory)In Sevilla region, Spain.
Palestine (TX)7/15---SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION36 miles ESE of Midland, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/19---RADIOWAVE PROPAGATION38 Miles NW of Carlsbad, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)7/19---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES26 miles ENE of Pecos, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)7/22---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Kagoshima7/2518 h 10 mTEST FLIGHTEast of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
ESRANGE7/26---MAED (Middle Atmospheric Electrodynamic Campaign)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE7/26---MAED (Middle Atmospheric Electrodynamic Campaign)--- No Data ---
Ainsworth (NE)7/27---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES5 miles N Ventine, Nebraska, US
Palestine (TX)7/29---TRAINING FLIGHT10 miles N of Waco, Texas, US
Trapani7/2920 hMIFRASO - PALLASNear Sevilla, Spain
Kagoshima7/3012 h 54 mTEST FLIGHTEast lake Taihu, Zhejiang Province, China
Laramie (WY)7/31---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/??---PIROG 1B (Pointing InfraRed Observing Gondola)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Ainsworth (NE)8/1---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESBaloon failure at launch. Ainsworth, Nebraska, US
Roswell (NM)8/45 h 15 mALFAN I (Airborne Measurement of Low Frequency Atmospheric Noise)Near Alamogordo, New Mexico, US
Roswell (NM)8/10---SCRIBE 99 (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/13---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES41 miles WSW of San Angelo, Texas, US
Wallops (VA)8/13---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES7 miles SO of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, US
Palestine (TX)8/25---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT10 miles N of Big Springs, Texas, US
Wallops (VA)8/27---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES4 miles SE of Cambridge, Maryland, US
Alice Springs8/2711 hBIRT (Balloon-borne InfraRed Telescope)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs9/42 hBIRT (Balloon-borne InfraRed Telescope)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/5---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Ainsworth (NE)9/7---HEIST 2 (High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope)Balloon failure. Payload landed 42 miles S of O'Neill, Nebraska, US
Palestine (TX)9/13---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT30 miles W of Palestine, Texas, US
Alice Springs9/136 hBIRT (Balloon-borne InfraRed Telescope)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/14---TELIDAT (TELédétection Informatisée à Détecteur A Transfert de charges)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/15~ 11 hSIRIS (Stratospheric InfraRed Interferometer Spectrometer)28 miles SW of Fort Stockton, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/19F + 5 hRASOLBANorth of Perigueaux, Aquitaine, France
Ainsworth (NE)9/2613 h 40 mSUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET SPECTROMETER20 miles SE of Rochester, Minnesota, US
Laramie (WY)9/27---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/??---FOCA 1000--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/10---BMLS (Balloon-borne Microwave Limb Sounder)32 miles NW of Breckenridge, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/12---PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/15---GRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)26 miles SW of Greenville, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)10/16---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)10 miles WNW of McComb, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)10/26---BALLOON TESTBalloon failure at 41.000 ft. Payload landed 5 miles N of Alto, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/27---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES17 miles E of Jackson, Mississippi, US
Palestine (TX)10/27---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT10 miles N of York, Alabama, US
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)11/118 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Leme - Sao Paulo.
Ramona (CA)11/13---KESTREL--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/2012 hXENON FILLED MULTIWIRE PROPORTIONAL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/30---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/212 hELECTRIC FIELDIn Cunha - Sao Paulo.
Palestine (TX)12/4---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES6 miles NW of Lampasas, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour12/6---ACIMS (Active Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer)--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/1114 hELECTRIC FIELDIn Paranavaí - Paraná.
Laramie (WY)12/12---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/12---ASTROFILM E BALLOON FLIGHT TEST + ASHCANNorth of Carlsbad, New Mexico, US
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/163 hPULSARIn Piracaia - Sao Paulo.
Hyderabad12/2255 mIonization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP experience (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---