In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2015, 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
McMurdo1/116 d 12 hSPIDER (Suborbital Polarimeter for Inflation Dust and the Epoch of Reionization)SE of Siple station, Antarctica
McMurdo1/65 d 13 hANITA Hi-Cal (Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna High Altitude Calibration)Payload no recoverable
Saga1/246 d 16 h 37 mTWO EAGLES (Bradley - Tuikhtyaev)Cerca de La Poza Grande, Mexico
Laramie (WY)1/27---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Marana (AZ)2/19---PARAFOIL TEST + EXPERIMENTS--- No Data ---
Biak Island2/22---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Biak Island2/24---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Biak Island2/26---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Biak Island2/28---JT-SAMPLER--- No Data ---
Pinal Airpark (AZ)3/84 hTYCHO 20--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad3/141 h 50 mTEST FLIGHT--- No Data ---
Wanaka3/2632 d 5 h 51 mSPB (Super Pressure Balloon)In Bullo Downs cattle station, Queensland, Australia
ESRANGE5/8---HABLEG (High Altitude Balloon Launched Experimental Glider)In ESRANGE, Kiruna, Sweden
Alice Springs5/12---GRAINE (Gamma-Ray Astro-Imager with Nuclear Emulsion)--- No Data ---
Ashburton6/6---TRAVELLER--- No Data ---
Barking Sands (HI)6/83 h 50 mLDSD (Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator) TV-2Over the Pacific Ocean, W of Kauai, Hawaii
ESRANGE6/14~ 4 hERC # 1 (Earth Return Capsule)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE6/21~ 4 hERC # 2 (Earth Return Capsule)--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)6/21---SMALL PAYLOAD RETURN CAPSULE--- No Data ---
ESRANGE7/24---D-SEND 2 (Drop test for Simplified Evaluation of Nonsymmetrically Distributed sonic boom)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/5~ 4 hERC # 3 (Earth Return Capsule)--- No Data ---
Madras (OR)8/6---GPHAR (Guided Parafoil High Altitude Research)--- No Data ---
Taiki8/63 h 50 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLERIn the Pacific Ocean, 50 km E of Taiki, Japan
TIFR Hyderabad8/8~ 2 hBATAL HF-1155 km west of Hyderabad, India
Madras (OR)8/8---GPHAR (Guided Parafoil High Altitude Research)--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad8/10~ 3 hBATAL ZF-1166 km west of Hyderabad, India
ESRANGE8/106 h 40 mBARREL 3A (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad8/13~ 2 hBATAL HF-2176 km west of Hyderabad, India
ESRANGE8/1312 h 40 mBARREL 3B (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/1715 h 23 mBARREL 3C (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/196 h 48 mBARREL 3D (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/2135 h 32 mBARREL 3E (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Taiki8/222 h 15 mEGG (re-Entry satellite with Gossamer aeroshell and GPS/Iridium)In the Pacific Ocean, 95 km ENE of Taiki, Japan
Timmins (ON)8/23---CLIMAT (Combinaison de Lasers et d'Instrument in-situ de Mesure dans l'Atmosphère Terrestre)??
ESRANGE8/2525 h 15 mBARREL 3F (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE8/2522 h 10 mBARREL 3G (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)--- No Data ---
Timmins (ON)8/273 h 30 mGOLD (Gueuse Opérationnelle à Lest Dimensionnable)--- No Data ---
Timmins (ON)8/31---H2O--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/47 h 45 mTEST FLIGHTNorth of Los Alamos, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/729 hHASP 2015 (High Altitude Student Platform)8 miles E from Estancia, New Mexico, US
Timmins (ON)9/1318 hPARABLE (PAyload for Remote sounding of the Atmosphere using Balloon Limb Experiments)Near Lebel-sur-Quevillon,Quebec, canada
Timmins (ON)9/18---BIT (Balloon-Borne Imaging Testbed)In North Quebec, Canada
Timmins (ON)9/21---PILOT (Polarized Instrument for Long-wavelength Observations of the Tenuous interstellar matter)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/2521 h 55 mRAD-X (Radiation Dosimetry Experiment)8 miles SE of Hagerman, New Mexico, US
ESRANGE10/73 h 5 mBEXUS 21 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)60 km E of Gällivare, Sweden
ESRANGE10/103 h 49 mBEXUS 20 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)In Finland, 25 km E of the Swedish border.
Fort Sumner (NM)10/1011 h 27 mTEST FLIGHTNW of Glazier, Texas, US
Page (AZ)10/24~ 4 hVANGUARD--- No Data ---