In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1992, 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
ESRANGE1/9---ASTRID CEASR--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/9---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
McMurdo1/10~ 13 dHIREGS I (HIgh REsolution Gamma-ray and hard x-ray Spectrometer)In the Antarctic plateau, at coordinates 86.2º S and 160.5º E
ESRANGE1/13---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/13~ 6 hMIPAS-B1 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/16---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/16---ANCHORED LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
ESRANGE1/18---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/18---MPI-K--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/18---CAO 1--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)1/19---ANCHORED LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Lauder1/20---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/22---OZONOXYPOLY--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/23---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/27---CAO 2--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/27---RADIBAL + BALLAD + BOCCAD--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)1/27---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Reno (NV)1/28---EARTHWINDS (Dzhanibehov - Moses - Newman)Launch aborted due to low level high winds
ESRANGE1/30---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/31---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/31---CLUSTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/4---MPI-K--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/5---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/6---MPAE CAO 2--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/9---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/10---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/10---ASTRID CEASR--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/12---RADIBAL + BALLAD + BOCCAD--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)2/13---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/13---ACIMS (Active Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Kagoshima2/14---HIMES (Highly Maneuverable Experimental Space Vehicle) - RFT-2--- No Data ---
Dagget (CA)2/20---DUAL-BEAM UV-ABSORPTION OZONE PHOTOMETER20 Miles N of Woodward, Oklahoma, US
Søndre Strømfjord2/22---OZONE STUDIESBalloon failure. Payload landed 90 miles NE of Sondrestrom, Greenland
Reconquista2/246 hPLASTIC SCINTILLATOR--- No Data ---
Volsk2/28---MARS-96 SONDE PARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
Søndre Strømfjord3/1---OZONE STUDIES160 miles ENE of Sondrestrom, Greenland
ESRANGE3/5---ASTRID CEASR--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/6---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Søndre Strømfjord3/8---OZONE STUDIESAborted Flight
Dagget (CA)3/9---LDBV (Long Duration Balloon Vehicle) - Flight Test # 29 Miles SW of Vega, Texas, US
ESRANGE3/10---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/10---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Søndre Strømfjord3/11---OZONE STUDIES140 miles ESE of Sondrestrom, Greenland
ESRANGE3/12---ASTRID--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/14---MIPAS-B1 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne)Free fall from 32 km. Impact in a frozen lake near Nikel, Russia. Payload destroyed
ESRANGE3/14---LPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere)Free fall from 32 km on a frozen lake near Nikel, Russia. Instrument destroyed.
ESRANGE3/19---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/20---LMPA KFA--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/20---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)3/26---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Hyderabad4/6---X-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/10---GRIS (Gamma-Ray Imaging Spectrometer)Aborted launch
Palestine (TX)4/13---SUPER PRESSURE TEST20 miles SSW of Jackson, Mississippi, US
Alice Springs4/2614 hGRIS (Gamma-Ray Imaging Spectrometer)20 miles NNE of Clermont, Queensland, Australia
Alice Springs4/27---BICE / BIRTRuby Gorge, Northwestern Territories, Australia
Fort Sumner (NM)5/4---HIGH RESOLUTION IR SOLAR OBSERVATION15 Miles NW of Childress, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/4---IBEX (Infrared Balloon-Borne Experiment)10 Miles NW of Monihans, Texas, US
Alice Springs5/724 hGRIS (Gamma-Ray Imaging Spectrometer)35 miles N of Evremunga, Australia
Laramie (WY)5/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Alice Springs5/811 hINFRARED EXPERIMENTMt.H.Witt Station, Australia
ESRANGE5/11---MIKROBA 5 (MIKRO-g with Ballon drop capsule)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/24---AMON (Absorption de Minoritaires, Ozone et NOx)--- No Data ---
Alice Springs5/2410 hBICE (Balloon-borne Infrared Carbon Explorer)13 miles NW of Tambo, Queensland, Australia
Sanriku5/28---ATMOSPHERIC SAMPLING--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/28---OZONE DENSITY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/28---OZONE DENSITY OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)5/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/29---FIRS-2 (far infrared Fourier transform spectrometer) + in situ O3 Photometer18 miles S of Gallup, New Mexico, US
Sanriku5/30---STRATOSPHERIC CLOUD STUDY--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/1---STRATOSPHERIC CLOUD STUDY--- No Data ---
Alice Springs6/110 hHEXAGONE (High Energy X-ray And Gamma ray Observatory for Nuclear Emissions)Mantuan Downs, Queensland, Australia
Palestine (TX)6/5F 6 h 39 mMSAM-1 (Medium-Scale Anisotropy Measurement)30 miles N of Brownwood, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)6/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/24---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNAborted launch
Ny-Alesund7/??---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Ny-Alesund7/??---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Ny-Alesund7/330 dTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/6---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Lynn Lake (MB)7/1623 hIMAX (Isotope Matter-Antimatter Experiment)Grimshaw, Alberta, Canada
Laramie (WY)7/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/17---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/19---LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/24F 7 h 5 mUPPER ATMOSPHERE RESEARCH46 miles SSE of Big Springs, Texas, US
Wallops (VA)7/24---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES21 miles E of Wallops, Virginia, US
Trapani7/3015 hAROMEIn Spain
Palestine (TX)7/31---LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Wallops (VA)7/31---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIESBalloon failure. Payload landed 58 miles NE of Wallops, Virginia, US
Palestine (TX)8/1F 2 h 53 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION24 miles E of San Angelo, Texas, US
Cornish (UT)8/1---SSV (SUPERPRESSURE Stratospheric Vehicle)--- No Data ---
Lynn Lake (MB)8/2---COSMIC RAY ASTROPHYSICS11 miles N of Pukatawagan, Manitoba, Canada
Palestine (TX)8/4---ANCHORED LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/6---ANCHORED LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)8/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/10---ANCHORED LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/12---ANCHORED LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Wallops (VA)8/12---THUNDERSTORMS STUDIES12 miles E of Fredericksburg, Virginia, US
Palestine (TX)8/17---ANCHORED LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/17---ANCHORED LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/25F 8 h 28 mBLISS (Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor)10 miles N of San Angelo, Texas, US
Lynn Lake (MB)8/25---LEE (Low Energy Electrons)28 miles NE of Moak Lake, Manitoba, Canada
Palestine (TX)8/28---ANCHORED LAUNCH TESTNSBF Launch Pad, Palestine, Texas, US
Sanriku8/29---WATERPROOF GONDOLA TEST--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/29F 6 h 26 mTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT15 miles SW of Coleman, Texas, US
Sanriku9/2---SUPERSONIC PARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/3---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Lynn Lake (MB)9/6---LDBV (Long Duration Balloon Vehicle) - Flight Test # 357 miles NE of Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
Fort Sumner (NM)9/14---MKIV INTERFEROMETER39 miles NE of Holzbrook, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNAborted launch
Gap-Tallard9/25~ 5 hSIMBA (Solar Irradiance Monitoring from Balloons)In a forest near Orange, Vaucluse, France
Fort Sumner (NM)9/298 hFIRS-2 (far infrared Fourier transform spectrometer) + in situ O3 Photometer14 miles WSW of Canadian, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/30~ 10 hSDS (Solar Disk Sextant)13 miles SW of Quanah, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/16---SCRIBE (Stratospheric Cryogenic Interferometer Balloon Experiment)50 miles ESE of Plainview, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/20---CHEMILUMINESCENCE DETECTOR300 km E from Aire Sur L'Adour, France
Laramie (WY)10/23---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)11/5---CLC PARACHUTE TEST5 miles S of Clarendon, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour11/6---CHEMILUMINESCENCE DETECTOR50 km from Aire Sur L'Adour, France
Aire Sur L'Adour11/6---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Dunedin11/1095 dELBBO (Extended Life Balloon Borne Observatories Program)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)11/19---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dunedin11/19124 dELBBO (Extended Life Balloon Borne Observatories Program)--- No Data ---
Dunedin11/215 dELBBO (Extended Life Balloon Borne Observatories Program)--- No Data ---
Lauder11/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Dunedin11/3096 dELBBO (Extended Life Balloon Borne Observatories Program)--- No Data ---
Dunedin12/6102 dELBBO (Extended Life Balloon Borne Observatories Program)--- No Data ---
Volsk12/10---MARS-96 SONDE PARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/13~ 13 dLAMB (Long Duration Antarctic Mars Calibration Balloon)In the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Hyderabad12/14---X-RAY ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)12/18---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Syowa12/26---PPB (Polar Patrol Balloon)--- No Data ---
Syowa12/30---PPB (Polar Patrol Balloon)--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/31~ 10 dHIREGS II (HIgh REsolution Gamma-ray and hard x-ray Spectrometer)In the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica