In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2001, 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
McMurdo1/4~ 27 dTOP HATBottom payload impact at 85º 5.66' S 164º 52.15' W. Balloon and telescope impact 85º 8' 54" S, 164º 26' 31" W. Antarctica
ESRANGE1/114 h 37 mMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/122 h 18 mARCHEOPS--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/123h 45 mPSC 1--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad1/212 hCRYOSAMPLER (Cryogenic atmospheric sampler)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE1/2910 hARCHEOPSIn Syktyvkar, Russian Federation
Laramie (WY)2/10---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/1339 dSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + RUMBA30 kms from La Estrella, Salta, Argentina
Baurú GLB (SP)2/1571 dSAMBA + INMARSATPayload lost.
Baurú GLB (SP)2/154 hSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)Mirante do Paranapanema, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ESRANGE2/174 h 39 mMAP 21--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/193 h 50 mMAP 22--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/214 h 30 mSAOZ BrO (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + µLIDAR + H2OCuiaba Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Baurú GLB (SP)2/21---SAMBA + RUMBA + LABS (Laser Backscatter Sonde)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/226 h 19 mMAP 23--- No Data ---
Alice Springs2/244 h 17 mNIGHTGLOW + ULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)115 miles SSW of Alice Springs, Australia
ESRANGE2/2811 h 14 mMAP 24--- No Data ---
Alice Springs3/924 h 42 mULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon)90 nautic miles N of Carnarvon, Western Australia
ESRANGE3/134 hLPMA-IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer)25 km at W of Liminkojarvi city, Sweden.
ESRANGE3/162 hMAP 25--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/17---MAP (long duration)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/205 h 30 mJUMBO--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/21---MAP 26--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/213 h 49 mVLD 02 (long duration)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE3/27---VLD 03 + RUMBA--- No Data ---
Lauder4/8---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad4/187 hLASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/43 h 10 mPOLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS ANALYSIS--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour5/115 h 33 mOZONE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/184 h 5 mCUBESAT BUS SYSTEM TESTPacific Ocean
Sanriku5/206 h 12 mCUBESAT BUS SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Sanriku5/2340 h 50 mEMULSION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)5/2324 hHERO (High Energy Replicated Optics)25 miles of South King, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)5/2628 hULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon) - SUPPORT SYSTEMS TEST10 miles NW of Gila Bend, Arizona, US
Sanriku5/306 h 40 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku6/417 h 55 mAUTOBALLASTING SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/117 h 35 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/149 h 20 mCLAIRE (Gamma-Ray Lens Telescope)In the Bergerac region, (Dordogne), France
Trapani6/15~ 3 hHASI (Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument)In southern Sicily, Italy
Gap-Tallard6/206 h 50 mSPIRALE (Spectroscopie Infra-Rouge par Absorption de Laser Embarqué)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/216 h 33 mCASOLBA (CAlibration de cellules SOLaires sur vol BAllon)--- No Data ---
Gap-Tallard6/212h 19 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + PAPARAZZI--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)6/265 h 51 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION12 miles W of Ballinger, Texas, US
Trapani7/2~21 hBIRBA (Biological Radiation on Balloon)On the Atlantic Ocean W of Gibraltar strait
Palestine (TX)7/46 h 28 mSOLAR CELL CALIBRATION15 miles of Robert Lee, Texas, US
Palestine (TX)7/57 h 32 mINFOCµS (International Focusing Optics Collaboration for µCrab Sensitivity)40 miles NE of Midland, Texas, US
Ny-Alesund7/113 hOPTICAL OZONE SENSOR--- No Data ---
Ny-Alesund7/123 hOPTICAL OZONE SENSOR--- No Data ---
Trapani7/14~ 4 hBIRBA (Biological Radiation on Balloon)En Sicilia, Italia
Palestine (TX)7/186 h 41 mUPPER ATMOSPHERE RESEARCH20 miles SE of Big Springs, Texas, US
Trapani7/235 hBABY (BAckground BYpass)En Sicilia, Italia
Laramie (WY)7/25---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Palestine (TX)8/4~ 5 hGLAST BFEM (Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope - Balloon Flight Engineering Model)22 miles NE of Big Lake, Texas, US
ESRANGE8/92 h 20 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)8/9---KITTY HAWK 3Tillamook Airport, Oregon, US
ESRANGE8/142 h 50 mNAL Mock-up--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/163 h 35 mCNES Mock-up--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/2111h 10 mLPMA (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + DOAS200 km E of Kiruna, Sweden
ESRANGE8/2310 h 30 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/283 h 45 mOBSERVATION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/294 hCNES Techno-TM--- No Data ---
Sanriku8/295 h 7 mHARD X-RAY SPECTROMETER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/31---HSFD (High Speed Flight Demonstrator)No launch
Sanriku9/14 h 50 mATMOSPHERIC SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/37 h 39 mBETS (Balloon-borne Electron Telescope with Scintillating fibers)--- No Data ---
Sanriku9/64 h 50 mULTRA THIN FILM BALLOON TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/20---BESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)Balloon failure. Payload landed 40 miles NNW of Melrose, New Mexico, US
Zhengding9/22F 4 h 30 mHAPI-4 (X-Ray telescope)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2417 h 47 mBESS (Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer)25 miles SSW of Moriarty, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/??---HARBOR MIST (High Altitude RIT Balloon Operations Research Multispectral Imaging System Test)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/22 h 48 mOPENING FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/414 h 15 mCASOLBA (CAlibration de cellules SOLaires sur vol BAllon)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/48 h 30 mSDS (Solar Disk Sextant)18 miles WSW of CHildress, Texas, US
Aire Sur L'Adour10/94 h 34 mTRIPLE--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)10/117 h 30 mLDB (Long Duration Balloon) test flight10 miles SW of Littlefield, Texas, Us
Aire Sur L'Adour10/163 h 50 mSDLA-LAMA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable - Laser pour l'Analyse du Méthane Atmosphérique)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/224 h 13 mELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/233 h 40 mSAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale)--- No Data ---
Aire Sur L'Adour10/243 h 57 mTURBULENCE--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)11/214 h 32 mARCADE (Absolute Radiometer for Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Diffuse Emission)43 miles S of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, US
ESRANGE11/9---EBASS (Esrange Balloon Service System)--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad11/16---FIRBE (Far InfraRed Balloon-borne Experiment)200 kms W of Hyderabad, India
TIFR Hyderabad11/20---FPS100 - INFRARED TELESCOPE150 kms W of Hyderabad, India
ESRANGE12/33 h 30 mOZONE SAMPLER--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/6---25ENG new balloon type test flight--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad12/7---FIRBE (Far InfraRed Balloon-borne Experiment)160 kms W of Hyderabad, India
ESRANGE12/94 h 20 mPSC 1--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/12---RUS 500m3--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/16~ 3 hSKERRIES 8Close to the Finland border
ESRANGE12/182 h 40 m30 SFR techno--- No Data ---
McMurdo12/2031 d 24.5 hTIGER (Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder)250 miles SSE of McMurdo station, Antarctica

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