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
Hyderabad2/2---PROJECT APEIRO--- No Data ---
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
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 12 hAESOP-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)6/6+ 20 HSUPERbit37 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)7/57 h 15 mASCOT (Advanced Scintillator COmpton Telescope)N of Pecos, Texas, US
ESRANGE7/85 d 21 hPMC-Turbo300 nautic miles NNE of Yellowknife, Canada
Longyearbyen7/145 dOLIMPOIn 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
Timmins (ON)8/166 hSPECIES40 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