In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1991, 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
Syowa1/5---PPB (Polar Patrol Balloon)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/18---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/22---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/26---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/26---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)1/30---LONG DURATION BALLOON18 miles S of Roswell, New Mexico, US
ESRANGE2/4---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/6---STRAFAM 3 (Stratosphaeren-Fallschirm-Massenspektrometer)--- No Data ---
Dunedin2/20---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESBalloon failure
Palestine (TX)2/23---LONG DURATION BALLOON2.5 Miles N of Center, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)3/7---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Latacunga3/247 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Apatity3/24---X-RAY MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/25---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)3/29---7000# TEST FLIGHT14 miles ESE of Childress, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)3/31---IN SITU ClO MEASUREMENTS20 Miles S of Texico, New Mexico, US
Latacunga4/320 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Dagget (CA)4/9---DUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER40 Miles WSW of Socorro, New Mexico, US
Latacunga4/1042 dELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)Balloon lost over the Indian Ocean
Laramie (WY)4/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/5---MKIV INTERFEROMETER12 miles SW of Grants, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/8---7000# TEST FLIGHT23 miles ENE of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Laramie (WY)5/13---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/15---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/16---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/18---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/20 SATELLITE LINK COMMUNICATION TEST--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/20---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/23 HARD X-RAY / GAMMA RAY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)5/23---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/23---SCRIBE (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)5/25F 12 h 9 mBICE (Balloon-borne Infrared Carbon Explorer)14 miles NW of Big Spring, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)5/26F 3 h 25 mCOSMIC RAY FLUX STUDY15 miles SW of Post, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)5/28---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/2815 h 50 mEMULSION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Volsk5/28---MARS-96 SONDE PARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/4F 9 h 18 mMAX (Millimeter wavelength Anisotropy eXperiment)20 miles SE of Abilene, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/11F 8 h 21 mBICE (Balloon-borne Infrared Carbon Explorer)16 miles NE of Wink, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)6/16---LONG DURATION BALLOON40 miles NNE of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US
Laramie (WY)6/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/17---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES35 miles SW of San Angelo, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)6/18---NSP TEST (?)Balloon failure. Payload landed 9 miles SW of Melrose, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)6/19F 6 h 35 mATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES18 miles NW of Brady, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/26---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)6/27---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)7/16---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Jinzhou7/2472 hSPARK CHAMBER + MAGNETIC SPECTROMETERTianshan Mountain, Rusia
Lynn Lake (MB)7/2522 hSMILI (Superconducting Magnet Instrument for Light Isotopes)75 miles N of Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Laramie (WY)7/26---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)7/30---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/1F 2 h 55 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION17 miles NNW of San Angelo, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)8/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Jinzhou8/21 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNBalloon failure at 18 km
Laramie (WY)8/6---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Lynn Lake (MB)8/922 hSOFIE (Scintillating Optical Fiber Isotope Experiment)75 miles N of Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Vanscoy (SK)8/13---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)8/19---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)8/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/29---ATMOSPHERIC SAMPLING--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/30---PIROG 6 (Pointing InfraRed Observing Gondola)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/2 URETHANE LAMINATED BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/6 ITV BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)9/10---LONG DURATION ENG.15 miles SE of Las Cruces, New Mexico, US
Sanriku9/11 FIBER REINFORCED BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/17---CRYOGENIC AIR COLLECTOR5 miles N of Lidia, New Mexico, US
Laramie (WY)9/18---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour9/19---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Syowa9/23---PPB (Polar Patrol Balloon)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2323 hMASS (Matter Antimatter Superconducting Spectrometer)23 miles W of Corona, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2530 hRICH (Ring Imaging Cerenkov Counter)15 miles W of Newman, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/1---DUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER37 miles SE of Liberal, Kansas, US
Laramie (WY)10/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)10/21---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)11/??18 hCOSMIC RAYS, OZONE AND ELECTRIC FIELD DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)11/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Lauder11/7---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)11/818 hMEASUREMENTS OF X-RAYS IN THE ATMOSPHERE, CHARGED PARTICLES AND NEUTRONS; PROTONS AND GAMMA RAYS; ULTRA HIGH ENERGY EXOTIC PARTICLES FLUX.--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)11/8---ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES10 miles W of Pauls valley, Oklahoma, US
Baurú GLB (SP)11/1018 hdE/dX DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)11/14---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)11/1914 hHARD X-RAYS OBSERVATIONIn Sao Manuel - Sao Paulo
ESRANGE11/20---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/25---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/28---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/30---BONBON--- No Data ---
Cachoeira Paulista (SP)12/310 hHARD X-RAYS OBSERVATIONIn Itirapina - Sao Paulo
ESRANGE12/4---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/5---ASTRID--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/10---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/11---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/12---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/12---KFA CAO--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/13---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/169 d 5 hMAGPIE (Magnetic Passive Isotope Experiment)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/17---OZONOXYPOLY--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/30---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---