In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries during 1998, 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
Goa1/??---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon) - INDOEX--- No Data ---
Syowa1/32 hCRYOGENIC SAMPLERIn theLutzow-Holm bay, 42 kms from the launch site.
McMurdo1/7~ 4 dHIREGS IV (HIgh REsolution Gamma-ray and hard x-ray Spectrometer)180 miles from Vostok Station, Antarctica
Lauder1/22---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/24---MPI BACKSCATTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/253 h 37 mAEROSOLS ANALYSIS AND POLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS--- No Data ---
Kagoshima1/255 h 45 mOPTICAL OZONE SENSOR--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour1/282 h 3 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Andoya1/29---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Andoya1/31---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Lauder2/3---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour2/52 h 30 mTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT - SUPERPRESSURE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour2/92 h 32 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + H2O + O3--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad2/205 h 30 mXMPC (Xenon filled Multi-anode Proportional Counter telescope)--- No Data ---
Andoya3/2---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad3/8---INFRARED ASTRONOMY--- No Data ---
León3/101 h 58 mOPENING FLIGHT + GPS TEST--- No Data ---
León3/133 h 4 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
León3/144 h 56 mSARA--- No Data ---
León3/161 h 25 mTechnological flight of a superpressure balloon of the STRATEOLE project--- No Data ---
León3/193 h 15 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS--- No Data ---
Andoya3/20---SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)3/20---TEST FLIGHT3 miles S of Roaring Springs, Texas, US
León3/245 h 10 mTRIPLE--- No Data ---
León3/272 h 15 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
León3/302 h 56 mASSOS (Atmospheric Species by Solar Occultation Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)4/9---TEST FLIGHT12 miles W of Electra, Texas, US
TIFR Hyderabad4/18---CRYOGENIC SAMPLER (ISRO)--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad4/22F 48 mLASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)4/226 h 30 mBACH (Balloon Air Cherenkov)15 miles SSE of Sweetwater, Texas, US
Laramie (WY)4/23---CCN COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/??5 hBALLOON TEST FLIGHT30 miles N of Roswell
Aire Sur L'Adour5/62 h 11 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/86 h 14 mMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE5/10---OZONE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/133 h 30 mHAGAR (High Altitude Gas Analizer)60 kms NW of Aire Sur L'Adour, France
Fort Sumner (NM)5/161 h 30 mCAPRICE 2 (Cosmic AntiParticle Ring Imaging Cherenkov)Balloon failure. Payload landed 2.6 miles SE of Ragland, New Mexico, US
Zhengding5/17~ 3 hTEST OF AN AUTOMATIC TRACKING SYSTEM FOR BALLOON-BORNE TELESCOPES--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/1827 hCOSMIC ELECTRONS BY EMULSION--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/18---OMS Gondola (ALIAS II + UV O3 PHOTOMETER + ARGUS)6 miles NE of Glenrip, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/2122 hHEXIS (High Energy X-ray Imaging Spectrometer)15 miles SE of Claude, Texas, US
Sanriku5/2214 hBALLOON MATERIAL TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/2421 h 6 mBETS (Balloon borne Electron Telescope with Scintillating fibers)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/24---HETERODYNE RADIOMETER20 miles NE of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/2820 hCAPRICE 2 (Cosmic AntiParticle Ring Imaging Cherenkov)15 miles N of Heber, Arizona, US
Laramie (WY)5/29---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Zhengding6/2F ~ 20 mHAPI-4 (X-Ray telescope)Terminated early due to Telemetry failure
Gap-Tallard6/139 h 55 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)6/187 hCOSMIC RAYS STUDIESBalloon failure. Payload landed 3 miles E of Manley Hot Springs, Alaska, EEUU
Gap-Tallard6/182 h 27 mQualification flight of the 3ZL balloon--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/202 h 45 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/234 h 21 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + H2O--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/259 h 4 mCASOLBA (CAlibration de cellules SOLaires sur vol BAllon)--- No Data ---
Fort Wainwright (AK)6/29~ 13 dCOSMIC RAYS STUDIES35 miles NE of Cambridge Bay, Canada
Palestine (TX)7/18F 3 h 23 mTOP HAT15 Miles W of Sterling, Texas, US
Lynn Lake (MB)7/3022 hBESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)8 miles SE of Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Trapani7/305 hBABY (BAckground BYpass)--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/2F 4 h 20 mMAXIMA (Millimeter anisotropy experiment imaging array)15 miles S of Odessa, Texas, US
ESRANGE8/3---BACKDOOR SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Lynn Lake (MB)8/433 hISOMAX (Isotope Magnet Experiment).5 miles S of Deadewood, Alberta, Canada
Laramie (WY)8/5---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/72 hPARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/104 h 43 mELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/118 h 25 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/151 h 52 mORION PARACHUTE SYSTEM TESTNear launch site.
Palestine (TX)8/15F 5 h 3 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION20 miles N of Abilene, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)8/18F 6 h 23 mRADIATION TEST OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITSN of Rosco, Texas, US
ESRANGE8/1912 h 46 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS--- No Data ---
Wallops (VA)8/212h 18 mMAACS (Multi-Altitude Air Collection System)5 miles SE of Quimby, Virgina, US
Wallops (VA)8/222h 42 mATMOSPHERIC SAMPLINGHyghway 13, near Birdnest, Virginia, US
Ny-Alesund8/23---OPTICAL OZONE SENSOR--- No Data ---
Vanscoy (SK)8/249 dMANTRA (Middle Atmosphere Nitrogen TRend Assesment)Near Mariehamn on the Aland Islands, located at Baltic Sea, Finland
ESRANGE8/2538 h 38 mINTERBOA II (International Balloon Observations of Aurora)--- No Data ---
Latacunga8/2520.5 dSAMBA--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/25~ 1 h 30 mSKERRIESNear the Tsåkso mountain in the N part of Sweden.
Palestine (TX)8/25F 5 h 20 mBAM (Balloon-borne Anisotropy Measurement)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/2810 h 32 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/2945 hINTERBOA II (International Balloon Observations of Aurora)--- No Data ---
Ny-Alesund8/293 hOPTICAL OZONE SENSOR--- No Data ---
Lynn Lake (MB)8/30---AESOP (Anti-Electron Sub Orbital Payload) + LEE (Low Energy Electrons)4 miles N of Cross Lake, Manitoba, Canada
Latacunga9/147 dSAMBA--- No Data ---
Latacunga9/15 mSAMBA--- No Data ---
Zhengding9/2---MIKROBA 6 (MIKRO-g with Ballon drop capsule)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/38 h 13 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Latacunga9/43 dLMD1--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/43 hATMOSPHERIC OZONE OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/63 hFIRBE (Far InfraRed Balloon-borne Experiment)On the sea, near the launch site.
Latacunga9/724 dSAMBA--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/93 h 22 mMUSES-C PROBE PARACHUTE TEST--- No Data ---
Latacunga9/115 mLMD2--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/28---TOP HAT5 miles SW of Channing, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/35 hOZONE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/72 h 10 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + CH4--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/13---ULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/14---µRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/152 h 3 mµRADIBAL (RADIomètre BALlon)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/15---ULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/16---MACSIMS (Measurement of Atmospheric Constituents by Selective Ion Mass Spectrometry)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/223 h 39 mSIMBA (Solar Irradiance Monitoring from Balloons)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/233 h 32 mSDLA-LAMA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable - Laser pour l'Analyse du Méthane Atmosphérique)In a field near Lodève (Hérault).
Aire Sur L'Adour10/312 h 19 mSALOMON (Spectroscopie d'Absorption Lunaire pour l'Observation des Minoritaires Ozone et Nox)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour11/91 h 36 mTM ALLEGEE--- No Data ---
Andoya11/17~ 5 hSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad11/227 hLASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour12/23 h 6 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + SAOZ-BrO + DESCARTES--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/8~ 2 hSKERRIES 1Near the village of Kompelusvaara, Sweden
McMurdo12/2910.5 dBOOMERANG (Balloon Observations of Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation and Geophysics)50 km N of McMurdo Base, Antarctica

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