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





Fort Sumner 2021
Fall
WhatsUP HL
OrionEagle HL
JPL - SLS
JPL - Remote
HASP
Picture-C/WASP
Salter TestFlight
Mullenax TestFlight

New Zealand 2022
Superbit
SPB Test Flight

Antarctica 2021-2022
GUSTO
TravalA HL 1
TravalA HL 2




CSBF Program Manager: Shelby Elborn
Website Curator: Michelle Johnson
Last Updated: September 2, 2021
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