In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries during 1996, 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
McMurdo1/719 dFGE (Flare Genesis Experiment)138 miles from Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica
Syowa1/22---GRAB SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Andoya1/23---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) + OPC (Optical Particle Counter)--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)1/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Syowa1/25---GRAB SAMPLING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
Sanriku1/273 hATMOSPHERIC OZONE OBSERVATON--- No Data ---
Sanriku1/283 hATMOSPHERIC OZONE OBSERVATON--- No Data ---
Sanriku1/291 h 30 mEVAL BALLOON TEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Andoya1/31---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)2/2---HACME (HEMT Advanced Cosmic Microwave Explorer)Aborted flight
Andoya2/6---LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) + OPC (Optical Particle Counter)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)2/1121 hHACME (HEMT Advanced Cosmic Microwave Explorer)20 miles NE of Prescott, Arizona, US
TIFR Hyderabad3/243 h 45 mDEVELOPMENT FLIGHT D:8--- No Data ---
Latacunga3/2814 dMIR SAMBA--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/137 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
Latacunga4/524 dMIR SAMBA--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/18---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/191 h 46 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/242 h 12 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour4/263 h 16 mMESRAB--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/105 h 43 mRADIREFP--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/204 hFAR INFRARED TELESCOPE - MIL II MISSION--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/212 hSP5 (Super Pressure 5)Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)6/25 h 10 mHACME (HEMT Advanced Cosmic Microwave Explorer)Balloon failure at 80.000 ft. Landing 3 miles NE of Taiban, Nuevo Mexico, US
Laramie (WY)6/10---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)6/105 hALIAS II + LACE (Lightweight Airborne Chromatograph Experiment) + UV O3 PHOTOMETER + ARGUS13 miles E of Corona, Nuevo Mexico, US
Palestine (TX)6/17F 8 h 20 mQMAP15 miles N of Midland, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard6/175 h 10 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/189 h 25 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/241 h 30 mS.R.S.--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/263 h 40 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/279 hCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/30F 4 hSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION12 miles SE of Big Srings, Texas, US
Gap-Tallard7/25 h 30 mTECHNO 1,5 GHZ technological flight--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)7/38 hTEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard7/38 h 20 mCASOLBA (CAlibration de cellules SOLaires sur vol BAllon)--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)7/47 hCOSMIC AND HELIOSPHERIC PHYSICSBalloon burst 30 miles SW of Tanana, Alaska, US
Kamchatka7/14---THREE PROTON MAGNETOMETERSIn Saratov region, Russia
Trapani7/14---ARD (Atmospheric Reentry Demonstrator)On the sea near Marettimo island 80 km from Sicily's coast, Italy
Kamchatka7/17134 hRUNJOB III (RUssia-Nippon JOint Balloon program)In Permi, Sandovskiy Rayon, Tverskaya Oblast, Russia
Kamchatka7/18147 h 30 mRUNJOB IV (RUssia-Nippon JOint Balloon program)In Ufá, Perm Oblast, Russia
Kamchatka7/20---THREE PROTON MAGNETOMETERSIn Saratov region, Russia
Lynn Lake (MB)7/23---MKIV INTERFEROMETERAborted flight
Lynn Lake (MB)7/242 h 10 mMKIV INTERFEROMETERBalloon burst 15 miles SE of Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Canada
Laramie (WY)8/2---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/8F 3 h 48 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION20 miles SE of Midland, Texas, US
Lynn Lake (MB)8/96 hSOLAR PHYSICSBalloon failure 10 miles E of Leaf Rapids, Manitoba, Canada
ESRANGE8/1940 h 20 mINTERBOA I (International Balloon Observations of Aurora)--- No Data ---
Lynn Lake (MB)8/20---INFRARED ASTRONOMYAborted flight
ESRANGE8/2442 h 18 mINTERBOA I (International Balloon Observations of Aurora)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/2725 h 5 mINTERBOA I (International Balloon Observations of Aurora)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/42 h 30 mMUSES-C PROBE PARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
Laramie (WY)9/5---CCN COUNTER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/67 h 30 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/102 h 50 mOPTICAL OZONE SENSOR--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/1335 hEMULSION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/215 hrALIAS II + UV O3 PHOTOMETER + ARGUS5 miles N of Dora, Nuevo Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2233 hPRONAOS (Projet National d'Astronomie Submillimetrique)5 miles E of Pastura, New Mexico, US
Aire Sur L'Adour9/264 h 27 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2815 hMKIV INTERFEROMETER15 miles N of Lordsburg, New Mexico, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/35 h 24 mSPICAM--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/42 h 41 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/42 h 50 mBULLE D'ORAGE SOLAR BALLOON--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/102 h 28 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/103 h 7 mTHERMIQUE--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/1010 h 50 mSDS (Solar Disk Sextant)6 miles of Afton, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/139 h 30 mCOSMIC AND HELIOSPHERIC PHYSICS9 miles N of Elk City, Oklahoma, US
Fort Sumner (NM)10/23---SOLAR CELL CALIBRATIONFlight aborted
León11/12 h 21 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Lauder11/4---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)11/814 h 30 mQMAP10 miles of Shamrock, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)11/11---LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) + OPC (Optical Particle Counter)--- No Data ---
León11/144 h 42 mTRIPLE (BONBON, CLO y FISH)--- No Data ---
León11/232 h 8 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS--- No Data ---

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