In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1987, 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
Laramie (WY)1/9---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/14---ASTROFILM LOW LIGHT LEVEL--- No Data ---
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 ---
Palestine (TX)2/23---BMS ANTENNA TEST30 miles NE of Meridian, Mississippi, US
Hyderabad2/24---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
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
Laramie (WY)3/26---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad3/261 h 20 mGas sampling and radiation measurements--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)4/2---102 CM FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE15 miles NW of Waco, Texas, US
Hyderabad4/84 hIonization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP experience (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/132 hX-RAY / GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/199 hGAMMA RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)4/23---COSMIC RADIATION EXPERIMENT23 miles SE of Meridian, Mississippi, US
Laramie (WY)4/27---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/??3 h 30 mJET CONTROLLED GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/??---FOCA 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)5/16 ALFAN II (Airborne Measurement of Low Frequency Atmospheric Noise)Near Deming, New Mexico, US
Alice Springs5/20F 8 h 24 mGRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)15 miles S of Middleton, Australia
Sanriku5/2531 h 10 mEMULSION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs5/30F 9 h 40 mSUPERNOVA OBSERVATION15 miles NNE of Clermount, Australia
Alice Springs6/220 mGAMMA RAY STUDIESBalloon failure at 10.000 ft. Landed 3 miles S of Alice Springs, Australia
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--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/25---INFRARED TELESCOPE9 miles SW of McGregor, Texas, US
Roswell (NM)6/25---SCRIBE 99 (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)On the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)6/27---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES20 miles SW of Abilene, Texas, US
Trapani7/7~ 20 hTHEMISNear Sevilla, Spain
Laramie (WY)7/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Trapani7/15~ 21 hMIFRASO - PALLASNear Sevilla, Spain
Palestine (TX)7/15---MULTI-INSTRUMENTED GONDOLA8 miles W of Coleman, Texas, US
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
Kagoshima7/2910 h 32 mNITRIC OXID MEASUREMENTS80 Km E of Nanking, China
Trapani7/29~ 22 hARGONear Sevilla, Spain
Wallops (VA)7/29---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIESIn Lanexa, Virginia, US
Wallops (VA)7/29---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES25 miles NE of Roanoke, Virginia, US
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
Trapani8/4~ 19 hAROMENear Sevilla, Spain
Kagoshima8/10---STELLAR 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
Palestine (TX)9/24---HIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION13 miles ESE of Booneville, Arkansas, US
Palestine (TX)10/4---FIRS-2 (Far infrared Fourier transform spectrometer)3 miles SE of Groveton, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)10/10---HIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION8 miles SE of Oakdale, Louisiana, US
Poços de Caldas (MG)10/1018 hSUGAR (Supernova Gamma Ray)In Alpinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Palestine (TX)10/13---BLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)8 miles SE of Atmore, Alabama, US
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
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 Springs11/1015 mX-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Alice Springs11/18---GRIP (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
Alice Springs11/1920 hX-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
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 ---