In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries during 1987, 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)1/9---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/145 h 45 mASTROFILM LOW LIGHT LEVEL30 miles NE of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Alice Springs1/256 d 6 hJACEE 7 (Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment)In Concepcion, Paraguay
Laramie (WY)1/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/5---ACIMS (Active Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer) + CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs2/912 dOBSERVATION OF THE SUN CORONAIn Palotina, Parana, Brazil
ESRANGE2/11---CHEOPS--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)2/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Alice Springs2/19---GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)2/23---BMS ANTENNA TEST30 miles NE of Meridian, Mississippi, US
TIFR Hyderabad2/24---INFRARED ASTRONOMYGround abort.
Vanscoy (SK)2/26---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)3/2---BALLOON MATERIAL TEST20 miles N of Lawton, Oklahoma, US
Palestine (TX)3/5---TEST BALLOON7 miles N of Leesville, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)3/6---BALLOON TEST2 miles N of DeQuincy, Louisiana, US
Fort Sumner (NM)3/6---BALLOON MATERIAL TEST3 miles W of Ralls, Texas, US
TIFR Hyderabad3/261 h 20 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER (MPAE) + MULTICHANNEL RADIOMETER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/26---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)4/2---102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE15 miles NW of Waco, Texas, US
TIFR Hyderabad4/84 hIONIZATION MEASUREMENTS + ELECTRO-DYNAMICS EXPERIENCE + IMAP (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/132 hX-RAY / GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/199 hSN87A - I--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/23---COSMIC RADIATION EXPERIMENT23 miles SE of Meridian, Mississippi, US
Laramie (WY)4/27---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/??---FOCA 1500 (FOcal Corrector Anastigmat 1500)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/8---GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT18 miles N of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)5/10---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)15 miles SW of Lufkin, Texas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)5/165 h 30 mALFAN II (Airborne Measurement of Low Frequency Atmospheric Noise)Near Deming, New Mexico, US
Sanriku5/1912 h 7 mOBSERVATION OF STRATOSPHERIC NO2--- No Data ---
Alice Springs5/20F 8 h 24 mGRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)15 miles S of Middleton, Australia
Sanriku5/2532 h 34 mEMULSION CHAMBERIn the Pacific Ocean, off Ofunato, Japan
Laramie (WY)5/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs5/30F 9 h 40 mGAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER15 miles NNE of Clermount, Australia
Sanriku5/313 h 37 mSEA RECOVERY TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/27 h 59 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs6/220 mBELL/SANDIA GAMMA RAY TELESCOPEBalloon failure at 10.000 ft. Landed 3 miles S of Alice Springs, Australia
Sanriku6/62 h 17 mNEW LAUNCH METHOD VERIFICATION--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/7---TRANSIT OMEGA TEST10 miles NW of Wink, Texas, US
Alice Springs6/8F 9 h 57 mSUPERNOVA OBSERVATION40 miles N of Longreach, Australia
Gap-Tallard6/23---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER (MPAE)--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)6/25---SCRIBE 99 (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)On the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)6/25---INFRARED TELESCOPE9 miles SW of McGregor, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/27---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES20 miles SW of Abilene, Texas, US
Trapani7/719 h 42 mTHEMISNear Sevilla, Spain
Laramie (WY)7/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/15---HARVARD LYMAN-ALPHA HYGROMETER8 miles W of Coleman, Texas, US
Trapani7/1520 h 52 mMIFRASO (Milano - FRAscati - Southampton)Near Sevilla, Spain
Kamchatka7/17---TWO PROTON MAGNETOMETERSIn Saratov region, Russia
Laramie (WY)7/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Kamchatka7/25---TWO PROTON MAGNETOMETERSIn Saratov region, Russia
Wallops (VA)7/26---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES15 miles NNE of Farmville, Virginia, US
Wallops (VA)7/26---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES5 miles W of Miller Tavern, Virginia, US
Wallops (VA)7/28F 3 h 20 mTHUNDERSTORMS STUDIES2 miles W of Meherrin, Virginia, US
Kagoshima7/2917 h 32 mNITRIC OXID MEASUREMENTS80 Km E of Nanking, China
Wallops (VA)7/29---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES25 miles NE of Roanoke, Virginia, US
Wallops (VA)7/29---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIESIn Lanexa, Virginia, US
Trapani7/2922 h 5 mARGONear Sevilla, Spain
Wallops (VA)7/31---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES14 miles S of Flat Rock, Virginia, US
ESRANGE8/??---PIROG 2 (Pointing InfraRed Observing Gondola)--- No Data ---
Wallops (VA)8/1---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES20 miles SSE of Lynchburg, Virginia, US
Kagoshima8/310 h 32 mGALACTIC IR OBSERVATIONSIn China
Prince Albert (SK)8/4---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES34 miles W of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Trapani8/418 h 10 mAROMENear Sevilla, Spain
Kagoshima8/101 h 10 mSTELLAR IR OBSERVATIONSBalloon burst
Prince Albert (SK)8/1310 h 30 mPBAR40 miles N of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Prince Albert (SK)8/1514 h 40 mALICE (A Large Isotopic Composition Experiment)20 miles N of Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
Vanscoy (SK)8/16---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/19---SOLAR CELL CALIBRATIONBalloon failure at 50.000 ft. Payload landed 2.5 miles SE of Elkhart Texas, US
Prince Albert (SK)8/2122 hLEAP (Low Energy Antiproton Experiment)2 miles WSW of Mapple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada
Palestine (TX)8/23---SOLAR CELL CALIBRATION24 miles W of San Angelo Texas, US
Prince Albert (SK)8/25---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)12 miles S of Coronation, Alberta, Canada
Laramie (WY)8/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Roswell (NM)8/304 h 39 mABLE II (Atmospheric Balloon Lidar Experiment)Gardner Peak, New Mexico, US
Xiang He8/31---X-RAY TELESCOPE - PROTOTYPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/2---GAMMA RAY EXPERIMENT5 miles NW of Mentone, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/17---CHEMILUMINESCENT NO DETECTOR + UV ABSORPTION PHOTOMETER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/23---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES15 NE of Alexandria, Louisiana, US
Sanriku9/2441 h 50 mOBSERVATION OF ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRIC FIELD--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/24---HIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION13 miles ESE of Booneville, Arkansas, US
Sanriku9/2846 hHIGH ENERGY COSMIC RAYS OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/1---AIR SAMPLING STUDY FOR KRYPTON-85--- No Data ---
Sanriku10/32 hHIMES - JET CONTROLLED GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/4---FIRS-2 (Far infrared Fourier transform spectrometer)3 miles SE of Groveton, Texas, US
Poços de Caldas (MG)10/1018 hSUGAR (Supernova Gamma Ray)In Alpinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Palestine (TX)10/10---HIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION8 miles SE of Oakdale, Louisiana, US
Palestine (TX)10/13---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)8 miles SE of Atmore, Alabama, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/17---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/18---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES3 miles W of Cuba, Alabama, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/23---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)10/28---SPECIAL GONDOLA TESTCity limits of Jackson, Alabama, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/28---AIR SAMPLING STUDY FOR KRYPTON-85--- No Data ---
Alice Springs10/2940 hGAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER10 miles S of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
Laramie (WY)10/30---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/8---GRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)Aborted launch
Alice Springs11/1811 h 30 mGRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)400 miles W of Alice Springs, Australia
Fort Sumner (NM)11/184 h 27 mHIGH RESOLUTION INTERFEROMETER23 miles SW of Ardmore, Oklahoma, US
Laramie (WY)12/3---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)12/33 h 10 mSF-372 MATERIAL TEST21 miles SW of Guthrie, Texas, US
Alice Springs12/610 h 50 mGAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER550 miles W of Alice Springs, Australia
Trapani12/7---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)12/94 h 10 mSF-372 MATERIAL TEST9 miles W of Haskell, Texas, US
Syowa12/185 dPPB (Polar Patrol Balloon) - Test flight--- No Data ---

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