In the tables that we present here you will find the complete record of stratospheric balloon launches available in our database separated for years and ordered chronologically. Note that the data entered so far in our database are about 50% of all balloon launch activity worldwide from 1947 to date, so it should not be taken as suitable values for statistics of any kind. It is likely that the process of consolidating all the data available still will take several years to complete.


The little number in the blue badge indicates in each case, the number of records that Stratocat hold in the database for that particular year. Clicking on each year number, you can access tables containing as much as possible information on the missions performed that year: launch base, duration of the flight, purpose of the mission and landing place of the payload. In some cases, clicking in the experiment's name you will access a complete flight data sheet featuring a detailed account of the balloon operations as well the scientific experiments carried, their purpose, results, related links and when available images of different instances of the mission.


Finally in the table at the bottom of this page you will find a snapshot of the last thirty records incorporated to our database.


Total number of balloon launches in the database: 13753

1947

16

1948

22

1949

45

1950

13

1951

64

1952

140

1953

531

1954

311

1955

332

1956

819

1957

481

1958

880

1959

490

1960

405

1961

385

1962

370

1963

297

1964

446

1965

442

1966

434

1967

364

1968

295

1969

325

1970

336

1971

228

1972

247

1973

234

1974

162

1975

262

1976

204

1977

198

1978

172

1979

223

1980

153

1981

126

1982

132

1983

136

1984

95

1985

99

1986

92

1987

96

1988

108

1989

87

1990

115

1991

102

1992

131

1993

79

1994

102

1995

103

1996

71

1997

102

1998

105

1999

124

2000

123

2001

96

2002

81

2003

81

2004

79

2005

128

2006

108

2007

72

2008

61

2009

50

2010

60

2011

55

2012

95

2013

128

2014

62

2015

47

2016

40

2017

33

2018

23

Last 30 records incorporated into our database (last update 20-Aug-2018 - 11:00:54pm)

Launch baseDateFlight DurationExperimentPayload landing place or cause of the failure
Happy (AK)7/10/196016 hX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Happy (AK)7/4/196011 h 30 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Happy (AK)7/3/196013 h 30 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Happy (AK)7/1/196012 hX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Happy (AK)6/25/196013 h 30 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Happy (AK)6/21/196013 h 30 mX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Happy (AK)6/19/196012 hX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Happy (AK)6/17/196016 hX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Happy (AK)6/16/196012 hX-RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)10/8/1964---INFRARED AND X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)10/6/1964---INFRARED AND X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)10/5/1964---INFRARED AND X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)10/4/1964---INFRARED AND X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)10/3/1964---INFRARED AND X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)9/29/1964---INFRARED AND X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)9/28/1964---INFRARED AND X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
Fairbanks (AK)9/27/1964---INFRARED AND X-RAY DETECTORS--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/13/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/9/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/8/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/8/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/7/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/4/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE12/4/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/12/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/12/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/11/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/11/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/11/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---
ESRANGE11/10/1976---SAMBO 76--- No Data ---