In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 2010, 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
ESRANGE1/2412 hMIPAS-B2 (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Balloonborne) + TELIS (TeraHertz Limb Sounder)40 km E of Kuusamo, Finland
Seychelles2/891 dDRIFTSONDEOver Sea of China
Seychelles2/1978 dPSC1 (PARTICLES COUNTER + OZONE SENSOR)Over Indian Ocean
Seychelles2/2183 dDRIFTSONDEBetween Fidji and New Caledonia, Pacífic Ocean
Laramie (WY)3/3---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
TIFR Hyderabad3/87 h 35 mBIRD (Balloon borne Investigations of Regional atmospheric Dynamics)380 km W of Hyderabad, India
TIFR Hyderabad3/174 hAETHALOMETER40 km NE of Hyderabad, India
TIFR Hyderabad3/22F 5 hLASE (Large Area Scintillation counter Experiment)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/4---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
ESRANGE4/9---ELHYSA (Etude de L'Hygromérie Stratosphérique)--- No Data ---
Tortoli4/113 hUSV (Unmanned Space Vehicle) - POLLUCEIn the Mediterranean sea
Alice Springs4/1657 hTIGRE (Tracking and Imaging Gamma Ray Experiment)70 km SW of Longreach, Australia
ESRANGE4/25~ 8 hLPMA-IASI/SWIR (Limb Profile Monitor of the Atmosphere) + STACNorth of Porttipahdan Tekojarvi lake, Finland
Alice Springs4/28---NCT (Nuclear Compton Telescope)Ground abort. Payload destroyed at launch
ESRANGE4/298 hMINI-SAOZ (Systeme d'Analyse par Observation Zenithale) + ISAO20 km east of Kautokeino, Norway
ESRANGE5/62 hTECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT # 4NE of Vittangijarvi Lake, Sweden
ESRANGE5/13---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT # 5West of Øvre Anarjohka National Park, Norway
N.Battleford (SK)5/16---LE GRAND SAUT - III (Fournier)Premature activation of personal parachute inside the gondola. Mission aborted.
ESRANGE5/19---TECHNOLOGICAL FLIGHT # 6 (SST)South of Tornetrask lake, Sweden
Laramie (WY)6/1---AEROSOL COUNTER--- No Data ---
Longyearbyen6/1772 h 33 mSURECA (Summer Recovery Campaign) + BIT (Bidirectional Iridium Telemetry)On Ellesmere Island, Canada
Zhengding8/4---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Constanta8/4---HELEN 2No Flight. Balloon rupture
Taiki8/224 h 56 mCRYOGENIC SAMPLER25 km E-SE of Tokachi Port, Hokkaido, Japan
Taiki8/272 hSUPERPRESSURE BALLOONIn the Pacific Ocean
Taiki9/13 hBOV-3 (Balloon-based Operation Vehicle)In the Pacific Ocean
McMurdo9/97 dTSEN + LMDOz + WPC80 km from McMurdo station, Antarctica
McMurdo9/1130 dTSEN + UCOz + WPC130 km from McMurdo station, Antarctica
McMurdo9/1486 dTSEN + UCOz + WPCOver Tasmania Island, Oceania
McMurdo9/1596 dTSEN + LMDOz + WPCOver the Antarctic Ocean
McMurdo9/2378 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENSouth of Australia
McMurdo9/2355 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENOver the Antarctic Ocean
McMurdo9/2496 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENSouthern Atlantic Ocean
Santa Rosa (NM)9/244 hFLIGHT TEST OF ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) SYSTEM50 or 60 miles from launch site
McMurdo9/2587 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENNear the South Pole
Santa Rosa (NM)9/26---FLIGHT TEST OF ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) SYSTEM--- No Data ---
McMurdo9/2868 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENOver the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
McMurdo9/2977 dTSEN + LMDOz + ROCIn the Southern Pacific Ocean
McMurdo9/3070 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENOver the Antarctic Continent
Constanta10/1---HELEN 2--- No Data ---
McMurdo10/787 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENSouthern Atlantic Ocean
McMurdo10/877 dTSEN + LMDOz + ROCIn the Southern Pacific Ocean
ESRANGE10/9~ 5 hBEXUS 10 (Balloon EXperiments for University Students)In Finland
McMurdo10/1471 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENSouthern Pacific Ocean
McMurdo10/1520 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENOver the Antarctic Ocean
McMurdo10/1971 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENSouthern Pacific Ocean
McMurdo10/1941 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENOver the Wedell Sea, Antarctica
McMurdo10/2093 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENSouthern Pacific Ocean
McMurdo10/231 hDRIFTSONDE + TSENFlight aborted prematurely
McMurdo10/2683 dDRIFTSONDE + TSENOver Indian Ocean
Page (AZ)11/108 hHISENTINEL (Stratospheric Airship)Monticello, Utah, US
ESRANGE11/23~ 3 hBEXUS 11 (Balloon EXperiments for University Students)North of Kajaani, Finland
McMurdo12/11---PATHFINDEROver the Wedell Sea
McMurdo12/136 d 3 hBARREL #1 (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)Over the Southern Ocean
McMurdo12/181 dBARREL #2 (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses)Over Antarctica
McMurdo12/215 d 16 h 28 mCREAM VI (Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass)Over Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
McMurdo12/279 d 17 h 9 mBLAST-Pol (Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope for Polarization)330 Nautic Miles SSE of McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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