In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2018, 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
TIFR Hyderabad2/2---PROJECT APEIRO--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad2/93 hATMOSPHERIC AEROSOL RESEARCHNear Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India
Spaceport Tucson (AZ)3/297 hRADIATION DETECTOR + ARMAS (Automated Radiation Measurements for Aerospace Safety)In Texas, US
Alice Springs4/728 h 43 mSMILE-2+ (Sub-MeV/MeV gamma-ray Imaging Loaded-on-balloon Experiment)190 km SSE of Alice Springs, Australia
TIFR Hyderabad4/13---T-500102 km SW of Hyderabad, India
Spaceport Tucson (AZ)4/18---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
ATLAS Jaén4/23---ELEVATE--- No Data ---
Alice Springs4/2616 h 44 mGRAINE (Gamma-Ray Astro-Imager with Nuclear Emulsion)W of Windorah, Queensland, Australia
ESRANGE5/155 d 15 h 55 mAESOP-LiteAt coordinates 78°23.89 N - 80°48.32 W, Ellesmere Island, Canada
Spaceport Tucson (AZ)5/1621 h 40 mTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHTNE of Douglas, Arizona, US
Palestine (TX)6/621 h 13 mSUPERbit (Super-Pressure Balloon-Borne Imaging Testbed)37 nautic miles SE of San Angelo, Texas, US
ESRANGE6/245 d 16 h 13 mHIWIND (High-altitude Interferometer WIND Experiment)Near Kugluktuk, Nunavut territory, Canada
Longyearbyen7/3---OLIMPOBalloon failure at launch
Palestine (TX)7/58 hASCOT (Advanced Scintillator COmpton Telescope)N of Pecos, Texas, US
ESRANGE7/85 d 22 h 8 mPMC-Turbo300 nautic miles NNE of Yellowknife, Canada
Longyearbyen7/144 d 20 hOLIMPOIn Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada
Fort McMurray (AB)8/1---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort McMurray (AB)8/3---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fort McMurray (AB)8/7---X-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Timmins (ON)8/126 hCLIMAT (Combinaison de Lasers et d'Instrument in-situ de Mesure dans l'Atmosphère Terrestre)20 km N of Foyelet, Ontario, Canada
ESRANGE8/15---EXO-MARS HADT (High Altitude Drop Test)--- No Data ---
Timmins (ON)8/166 hSPECIES (SPECtrometre Infrarouge a lasErs in Situ)40 km SE of Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Fort Sumner (NM)8/1710 h 10 m60MCF TEST FLIGHTNE of Winslow, Arizona, US
Timmins (ON)8/1911 hAIRBUS40 km NW of Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Timmins (ON)8/2311 h 6 mCABUX50 km SE of Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Fort Sumner (NM)8/246 hUSIP PROGRAM FLIGHTSW of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)8/259 h 40 m60MCF TEST FLIGHTN of Winslow, Arizona, US
Timmins (ON)8/2612 hFAST-CARMEN280 km W of Timmins, Ontario, Canada
McCall (ID)9/??---BTEM (Balloon-borne Transverse Electro Magnetic wave-sensing system)--- No Data ---
Fort Sumner (NM)9/411 h 30 mHASP 2018 (High Altitude Student Platform)NW of Bowie, Arizona, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/86 h 40 mSIFT (Super Pressure Balloon Instrumentation Flight Test)W of Corona, New Mexico, US
Fort Sumner (NM)9/22~ 15 hFIREBALL (Faint Intergalactic-medium Redshifted Emission Balloon)North of Vaughan, New Mexico, USA
Fort Sumner (NM)9/292 hPING # 140 km SE of Ft. Sumner, New Mexico, US
ESRANGE10/17 BEXUS 26 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)In North Finland
ESRANGE10/184 h 3 mBEXUS 27 (Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students)--- No Data ---