The Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility

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The Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF), located in Palestine, Texas, is a NASA facility managed by Orbital Sciences Corporation.   The contract to manage the facility is administered by the Balloon Program Office at Wallops Flight Facility of Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

We provide the services of launching large (400 ft. dia), unmanned, high altitude (120,000 ft.), research balloons; tracking, and recovering the scientific experiments suspended beneath them, for NASA centers and universities from all over the world.

NASA/CSBF: The Scientific Ballooning Story (20 minute video)


Antarcticta 2018
SuperTIGER

Sweden 2018
AESOP-Lite
HIWIND
PMC Turbo

Palestine 2018

ASCOT
BOBCAT
PIPER 1
PIPER 2
SuperBIT

Fall Fort Sumner 2018 
60 MCF Test
FIREBall-2
HASP
JPL REMOTE
PIPER 3
PICTURE-C/WASP

Website Curator: Michelle Johnson
CSBF Site Manager: Dwayne Orr
Last Updated: March 5, 2018
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