In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2013, 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
SANAE1/114 dBARREL 1J (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Halley1/2---BARREL 1B (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Halley1/417 dBARREL 1D (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/516 dBARREL 1K (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/7---BARREL 1L (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/7---BARREL 1M (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Dos Palos (CA)1/84 h 11 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-00225 km SE of Porterville, California, US
SANAE1/8---BARREL 1N (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/9---BARREL 1O (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Halley1/9---BARREL 1I (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Syowa1/10---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Syowa1/10---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Halley1/1413 dBARREL 1G (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Dos Palos (CA)1/163 h 30 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-00330 km NW of Lemoore, California, US
Halley1/16---BARREL 1C (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/18---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 + H2O--- No Data ---
Halley1/19---BARREL 1H (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Madras (OR)1/20---STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM--- No Data ---
SANAE1/20---BARREL 1Q (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/21---BARREL 1R (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Madras (OR)1/221 h 30 mADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/22---BARREL 1S (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Dos Palos (CA)1/225 h 56 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-004Excelsior Mountains, Nevada, US
SANAE1/23---BARREL 1T (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/25---FLASH-B + COBALD--- No Data ---
SANAE1/26---BARREL 1U (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/26---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) H2O + LOAC--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/27---FLASH-B + COBALD--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/28---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) H2O--- No Data ---
Halley1/28---BARREL 1A (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/29---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 (TEST)--- No Data ---
SANAE1/30---BARREL 1V (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)1/30---COBALD--- No Data ---
Dos Palos (CA)1/314 h 40 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-00511 km E of Hollister, California, US
Baurú GLB (SP)1/31---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 + H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/1---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/1---FLASH-B + COBALD--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/4---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 + H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/5---FLASH-B + COBALD--- No Data ---
Richvale (CA)2/64 h 30 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-00635 km W of Lovelock, Nevada, US
Baurú GLB (SP)2/6---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) H2O + LOAC--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/76 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)SW of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Baurú GLB (SP)2/7---FLASH-B + COBALD--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/78 h 2 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In front of the Tunez coast
Candillargues2/96 h 37 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)200 km SW of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Baurú GLB (SP)2/9---FLASH-B + COBALD--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/95 h 3 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)200 km W of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Baurú GLB (SP)2/10---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 + H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/11---Pico-SDLA (Spectromètre à Diode Laser Accordable) CH4 + H2O--- No Data ---
Baurú GLB (SP)2/11---FLASH-B + COBALD + LOAC--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/1310 h 16 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In front of the Tunez coast
Candillargues2/1314 10 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Between Sardignia and Tunez coast, Mediterranean Sea
Dos Palos (CA)2/142 hPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-0078 km S of Mendota, California, US
Dos Palos (CA)2/1410 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-008Balloon failure. Recovery S of Dos Palos, California, US
Candillargues2/1414 h 50 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Between Sardignia and Tunez coast, Mediterranean Sea
Tillamook (OR)2/153 h 32 mADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast)--- No Data ---
Candillargues2/15---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/19---ICE CLOUD OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
ESRANGE2/20---ICE CLOUD OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Dos Palos (CA)2/204 h 10 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-00912 km SE of Arvin, California, US
Candillargues2/206 h 40 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Between Corsica and France, Mediterranean Sea
Candillargues2/237 h 22 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)NW of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Richvale (CA)2/258 h 30 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-012Sylvania Mountains, California, US
Richvale (CA)2/256 h 53 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-011Rhodes Salt Marsh, Nevada, US
Candillargues2/258 h 40 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)NW of Sardignia, Mediterranean Sea
Richvale (CA)3/26 h 55 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-01322 km N of Lovelock, Nevada, US
Candillargues3/28 h 16 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)NE of Balearic Islands, Mediterranean Sea
Dos Palos (CA)3/128 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-014Balloon failure. Recovery SW of Dos Palos Airport, California, US
Candillargues3/131 h 50 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)140 km from French coast
Candillargues3/14---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Between Sardignia and Balearic Islands
Candillargues3/14---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In front of the western coast of Sardignia
Candillargues3/14---BLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In front of the western coast of Sardignia
ESRANGE3/20---TFB-01 + POGoLInoNear Muonio, Finland
Volsk3/22~ 6 hMAGNETIC GRADIOMETERNear the limit of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan
Richvale (CA)3/254 h 43 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-01520 km N of Fernley, Nevada, US
Laramie (WY)3/26---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Richvale (CA)3/2623 h 42 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-01725 km WNW of Ely, Nevada, US
Richvale (CA)3/266 h 30 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-01011 km WNW of Fallon, Nevada, US
Richvale (CA)4/33 h 30 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-01821 km E of Sierraville, California, US
Richvale (CA)4/34 h 50 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-019Last known position near Carson City, Nevada, US
Richvale (CA)4/31 h 54 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-02220 km W of Brairsden-Graeagle, California, US
Richvale (CA)4/41 d 4 h 3 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-0217 km W of Pinon, Arizona, US
Eureka Airport (NV)4/127 h 30 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-0237 km E of Garrison, Utah, US
Eureka Airport (NV)4/123 hPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-0246 km E of Preston, Nevada, US
Eureka Airport (NV)4/121 h 50 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-026Red Mountain Wilderness Area, Nevada, US
Eureka Airport (NV)4/126 h 20 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-025Red Mountain Wilderness Area, Nevada, US
Eureka Airport (NV)4/195 h 40 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-030Steptoe Valley, Nevada, US
Eureka Airport (NV)4/193 h 30 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-028Newark Lake, Nevada, US
Eureka Airport (NV)4/195 h 10 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-029Near Beaver, Utah, US
Eureka Airport (NV)4/193 d 8 h 32 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-02713 km SW of Independence, Kansas, US
Taiki5/15---ECC OzonesondePayload Not Recovered
Taiki5/15---OZONE AND GRAVITY WAVES MEASUREMENTSIn the Pacific Ocean
Laramie (WY)5/17---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Taiki5/253 h 15 mSUPERPRESSURE BALLOON TESTIn the Pacific Ocean, 80 km SE of Taiki, Japan
Taiki6/5---BOV (Balloon-based Operation Vehicle)Failure of the balloon at launch. Aborted flight
Lake Tekapo6/95 h 13 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-060Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Lake Tekapo6/92 d 2 h 30 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-063Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Lake Tekapo6/92 d 1 h 37 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-064Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Lake Tekapo6/94 h 50 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-062Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Lake Tekapo6/92 d 38 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-061Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Lake Tekapo6/111 d 7 h 19 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-066Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Lake Tekapo6/115 h 57 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-065Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Lake Tekapo6/111 d 9 h 54 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-068Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Lake Tekapo6/111 d 1 h 48 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-067Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Lake Tekapo6/111 d 9 h 50 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-069Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Lake Tekapo6/116 h 53 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-070Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
ESRANGE6/125 d 7 h 4 mSUNRISE IIIn Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada
Rockford (NZ)6/142 h 10 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-071Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Rockford (NZ)6/147 h 23 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-073Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Rockford (NZ)6/142 d 1 h 35 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-077Ditched in the Pacific Ocean
Rockford (NZ)6/141 d 8 h 34 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-072Last known position in the Pacific Ocean
Rockford (NZ)6/1411 d 22 h 27 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-074Ditched in the South Atlantic Ocean east of Coronation Island
Rockford (NZ)6/1415 h 21 mPROJECT LOON FLIGHT I-075Last known position in the Pacific Ocean
Port Mahon6/1613 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)W of Sardignia Island, Mediterranean Sea
Port Mahon6/1612 h 5 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Montpellier, France
Port Mahon6/1614 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)W of Sardignia Island, Mediterranean Sea
Port Mahon6/178 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Marseille, France
Port Mahon6/177 h 23 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Montpellier, France
Port Mahon6/177 h 23 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Montpellier, France
Port Mahon6/197 h 10 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Marseille, France
Port Mahon6/194 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Marseille, France
Port Mahon6/2726 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Sicily, Italy
Port Mahon6/2812 h 5 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region of Tunisia
Port Mahon7/232 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Sicily, Italy
Port Mahon7/232 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Sicily, Italy
Port Mahon7/220 h 20 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the costal region in front of Sicily, Italy
Port Mahon7/232 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)South of Malta island
ESRANGE7/1213 d 15 hPoGOLite (Polarised Gamma-ray Observer)100 km NW of Norilsk, Russia
Tillamook (OR)7/19---HASS (High Altitude Shuttle System)--- No Data ---
Volsk7/20---PANTOKRATOR SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Volsk7/20---PANTOKRATOR SYSTEM TEST - AUXILIAR BALLOON--- No Data ---
Ile du Levant7/2215 h 40 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant7/2215 h 20 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant7/2520 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant7/2519 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Volsk7/27---PANTOKRATOR SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Volsk7/27---PANTOKRATOR SYSTEM TEST - AUXILIAR BALLOON--- No Data ---
Ile du Levant7/2915 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Thyrrenian Sea between Corsica and Italy
Ile du Levant7/3017 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Thyrrenian Sea between Sardignia and Italy
Ile du Levant7/3030 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)Between Tunisia and Malta, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant8/315 h 15 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant8/34 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant8/310 hBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant8/321 h 30 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
Ile du Levant8/413 h 15 mBLPB (Boundary Layer Pressurized Balloon)In the Genoa Gulf, Mediterranean Sea
ESRANGE8/16---D-SEND 2 (Drop test for Simplified Evaluation of Nonsymmetrically Distributed sonic boom)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)8/17---LDSD (Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator)Launch test
Fort Sumner (NM)8/199 h 42 mLDB Test + MARAIA Drop TestNE of Springerville, Arizona, US
Laramie (WY)8/27---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/212 h 30 mHASP 2013 (High Altitude Student Platform)W of Wickenburg, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/3---LDSD (Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator)Launch test
Cordoba9/63 h 10 mmicroBLOONNear Pozoblanco, Andalucia, Spain
ESRANGE9/10---LYKTANNear the Finnish border
Timmins (ON)9/1110 hTEST FLIGHT - BANA40 km SE of Senneterre, Quebec, Canada
Timmins (ON)9/1413 hTEST FLIGHT - CARMENNE of Amos, Quebec, Canada
Constanta9/161 h 30 mEXO-MARS HADT (High Altitude Drop Test)In the Black Sea 90 km from launch site
Taiki9/202 h 42 mULTRA THIN FILM BALLOONIn the Pacific Ocean
Fort Sumner (NM)9/21~ 26 hHEROES (High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun)SW of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, US
Tillamook (OR)9/26---SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/29~ 8 hHYSICS (HyperSpectral Imager for Climate Science )SE of Shamrock, Texas, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/29~ 12 hBRRISON (Balloon Rapid Response for ISON)21 miles E of Spur, Texas, US
ESRANGE10/8---BEXUS 16 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)In Finland
Roswell (NM)10/8---STRATEX--- No Data ---
ESRANGE10/105 h 10 mBEXUS 17 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)In Finland
Laramie (WY)10/24---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/1---SPIRAL (?)NE of Roswell, New Mexico, US
Tillamook (OR)12/5F 1 h 20 mADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast)--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad12/137 h 10 mBEENS (Balloon Experiment on the Electrodynamics of Near Space)In a sorghum field near Pandharpur, Maharashtra state, India
ESRANGE12/18---ICE CLOUD OBSERVATION--- No Data ---
Halley12/27~ 21 dBARREL 2T (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)At latitude 77.96 S, longitude: 56.56 W, Antarctica
SANAE12/31~ 11 dBARREL 2W (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)240 miles SW of Dumont D'Urville station, Antarctica
Halley12/31~ 14 dBARREL 2I (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)At latitude 74.54 S, longitude: 51.37 E, Antarctica