In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1989, 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
McMurdo1/12---PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/18---ACIMS (Active Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
McMurdo1/19---PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
McMurdo1/21---PATHFINDER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad1/223 h 45 mIonization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP experience (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/23---OZONE SONDES--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/30---ACIMS (Active Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry) + OZONE SONDES--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/15---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad2/25---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/16 hX-RAY STUDIES--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/328 hGRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload)20 miles NE of Fregon, South Australia
Hyderabad4/84 h 10 mWater vapour measurements and IMAP experience (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/15---EXITE (Energetic X-ray Imaging Telescope Experiment)Aborted flight
Laramie (WY)4/18---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)4/18---SDS (Solar Disk Sextant)7 miles N of Onley, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)4/19---HIGH RESOLUTION INTERFEROMETER13 miles E of Dimmit, Texas, US
Baurú GLB (SP)4/22---CHARGED PARTICLES DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/??---FOCA 1500--- No Data ---
ESRANGE5/8---MIKROBA 3 (MIKRO-g with Ballon drop capsule)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/8---FAR INFRARED TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Alice Springs5/96 hEXITE (Energetic X-ray Imaging Telescope Experiment)160 miles NE of Longreach, Queensland, Australia
Holloman AFB (NM)5/9---ASHCAN + GAS (Get Away Special)Balloon burst after release. Ground abort
Holloman AFB (NM)5/10---ASHCAN + GAS (Get Away Special)5 miles N of Orogrande, New Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)5/15F 9 h 8 mFIRS-2 (Far infrared Fourier transform spectrometer)35 miles SE of Austin, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour5/173 hMIPAS-B1 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs5/1710 hPOKER31 miles SSE of Tambo, Queensland, Australia
Laramie (WY)5/22---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs5/225 hHEXAGONE (High Energy X-ray And Gamma ray Observatory for Nuclear Emissions)130 miles WSW of Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Holloman AFB (NM)5/23---SCRIBE (Stratospheric CRyogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)S of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Sanriku5/2522 h 10 mEMULSION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/27F 10 h 8 mZEBRA TELESCOPE TEST23 miles SW of Brownwood, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/27F 18 h 43 mBMLS (Balloon Microwave Limb Sounder) + OZONE UV PHOTOMETER35 miles E of Ft.Stockton, Texas, US
Alice Springs5/2920 hLAPEX (Large-Area Phoswich Balloon Experiment for Hard-X-Ray Astronomy)5 miles E of Muttatura, Australia
Palestine (TX)6/5F 6 h 20 mBALLOON-BORNE LIDARFreefall from 120 kft. Impact 8 Miles SE of Graham, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)6/16---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/18---ODD NITROGEN MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/20~ 8 hWHOLE AIR SAMPLER190 km W of Gap_tallard, France
Laramie (WY)7/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Trapani7/13---ILIADAIn Huelva, Spain
Laramie (WY)7/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/21---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES12 miles SW of Sterling City, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)7/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/28---MULTI-INSTRUMENTED GONDOLA24 miles SSE of Brownwood, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/31---CRYOGENIC AIR COLLECTOR39 miles SW of Abilene, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/9F 2 h 28 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION28 miles SSW of Coleman, Texas, US
Trapani8/9~23 hARGO - MINI-TIRIn El Bosque, near Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Laramie (WY)8/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)8/14---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/25F 3 h 54 mMULTI-INSTRUMENTED GONDOLA15 miles SE of Abilene, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/29F 3 h 44 mUV SPECTROMETER + OZONE UV PHOTOMETER5 miles W of Roby, Texas, US
Prince Albert (SK)8/3119 h 8 mSMILI (Superconducting Magnet Instrument for Light Isotopes)35 miles NE of Prince Albert, Sasktachewan, Canada
Sanriku9/1---SAKURA (Cryogenic Sampler)--- No Data ---
Prince Albert (SK)9/58 hMASS (Matter Antimatter Superconducting Spectrometer)100 miles ENE of Prince Albert, Sasktachewan, Canada
Holloman AFB (NM)9/22---PATHFINDER PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/23---PATHFINDER PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/24---PATHFINDER PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/26---PATHFINDER PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2623 hFIRS-2 (far infrared Fourier transform spectrometer)11 miles NW of Gallup, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/29---COMPTON GAMMA RAY TELESCOPE2 miles S of Des Moines, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/29---PATHFINDER PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/30---PATHFINDER PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/3018 hPATHFINDER PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/30---PATHFINDER PROGRAM--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/6---MIT RADIOMETER30 miles SW of Hobart, Oklahoma, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/8---DUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER5 miles NE of Hobart, Oklahoma, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/12---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/13---ENGINEERING TEST12 miles NNW of Plainview, Texas, US
Hyderabad10/177 hIonization measurements, electro-dynamics experience and IMAP experience (Indian Middle Atmosphere Program)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/19---COSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT6 Nm E Jayton, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)10/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/24---CRYOGENIC AIR COLLECTOR50 miles ENE of Plainview, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)11/2---TEST OF NEW BALLOON20 miles W of Childress, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)11/9------ NO DATA ---Aborted flight
Paardefontein11/1251 dSAMBA--- No Data ---
Paardefontein11/1312 dSAMBA + H2O--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)11/15---MAX (Millimeter wavelength Anisotropy eXperiment)30 miles SE of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Laramie (WY)11/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad11/186 hINFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)11/18---INFRARED EXPERIMENT20 miles SE of Clovis, New Mexico, US
Paardefontein11/2069 dPAYLOAD UNKNOWNLost in the Pacífic Ocean NE of Australia
Paardefontein11/239 dSAMBA + H2O--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad12/64 h 15 mNew baloon film test and electro-dynamics experience--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/1311 hELECTRIC FIELDIn Mogi Guacu - Sao Paulo.
Laramie (WY)12/20---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/2211 hSUPERNOVA 1987 A OBSERVATIONIn Fazenda Sao Carlos - Nioaque - Minas Gerais.
Laramie (WY)12/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---