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)


Palestine 2017

PIPER I
BETTII
SuperBit


Fall Fort Sumner 2017 
60MCF Test
  -ALFRED USIP, WalkerONR
FIREBall

HASP
JPL REMOTE
MOORE-HUSCE/Mirca USIIP

PIPER III
SuperBIT

WASP - CIS, DIMS-R

New Zealand 2017
SPB - EUSO

Website Curator: Michelle Johnson
CSBF Site Manager: Dwayne Orr
Last Updated: August 14, 2017
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