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)


New Zealand 2017
SPB - EUSO


Palestine 2017

PIPER I
PIPER II
BETTII
SuperBit


Fall Fort Sumner 2017 
FIREBall
HASP
JPL REMOTE
WASP/PICTURE-C
PIPER III
SMILE II
HUSCE USIP

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