In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries during 1986, 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
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 h 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 ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/12---PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad3/179 hXMPC (Xenon filled Multi-anode Proportional Counter telescope)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)3/21---FRENCH FILM TEST52 miles SE of Lufkin, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)3/224 h 20 mASTROFILM E BALLOON FLIGHT TEST + ASHCAN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)4/7---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)4/12---PATHFINDERBalloon tracking failed
Palestine (TX)4/16---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES18 miles NE of Lufkin, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour4/21---RADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad4/24---IONIZATION MEASUREMENTS + ELECTRO-DYNAMICS EXPERIENCE + IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)Ground abort flight
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)5/1230 hJACEE 6 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)14 miles E of Lufkin, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/12---GAMMA RAY MEASUREMENTS3 miles N of Crescent, Oklahoma, 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---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES5 miles N of Marlin, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/20---GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT21 miles S of Lampassas, Texas, US
Sanriku5/289 h 2 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/29---ENGINEERING TEST FLIGHTLake Palestine, Texas, US
Sanriku6/13 h 34 mS520 ROCKET PAYLOAD DROP TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/11 h 28 mOBSERVATION OF HEAVY PRIMARY LINES--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/35 h 10 mGLIDING PARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)6/12---PATHFINDER--- 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 hASTROFILM E BALLOON FLIGHT TEST18 miles S of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US
Laramie (WY)6/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Trapani7/220 h 38 mALIOS 86--- 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 6 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
Roswell (NM)7/21---SCRIBE 99 PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
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)7/275 hPROJECT STRATOPROBE5 miles N Ventine, Nebraska, US
Palestine (TX)7/29---TRAINING FLIGHT10 miles N of Waco, Texas, US
Trapani7/2919 h 32 mMIFRASO (Milano - FRAscati - Southampton)Near Sevilla, Spain
Kagoshima7/3012 h 54 mTEST FLIGHTEast lake Taihu, Zhejiang Province, China
Roswell (NM)7/30---SCRIBE 99 (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)--- No Data ---
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---PROJECT STRATOPROBEBaloon 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'Adour9/143 h 30 mTELIDAT (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 (FOcal Corrector Anastigmat 1000)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/511 h 17 mHARD X-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/610 h 5 mOBSERVATION OF STRATOSPHERIC NO2--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/1010 h 22 mOBSERVATION OF IONOSPHERIC ELECTRIC FIELD--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/10---BMLS (Balloon-borne Microwave Limb Sounder)32 miles NW of Breckenridge, Texas, US
Sanriku10/1149 h 22 mELECTROMAGNETIC DISTRIBUTION OF POWER LINE RADIATION--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/1158 mMEASUREMENT OF ABSOLUTE QUANTITY OF THE COSMIC RAY COMPONENT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/12---PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/1527 h 30 mGRIP (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 ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/16---AIR SAMPLING STUDY FOR KRYPTON-85--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/2012 hHIBAL 86--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad11/30---INFRARED ASTRONOMYControl instrumentation failure.
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.
Holloman AFB (NM)12/12---ASTROFILM E BALLOON FLIGHT TESTNorth of Carlsbad, New Mexico, US
Laramie (WY)12/12---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/163 hPULSARIn Piracaia - Sao Paulo.
TIFR Hyderabad12/2255 mIONIZATION MEASUREMENTS + ELECTRO-DYNAMICS EXPERIENCE + IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---

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