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)


Antarctica 2019-2020
SuperTiger
BLAST
TRAVALB


Palestine 2019
PIPER
BOBCAT
PICTURE-C


Fort Sumner 2019
LDB Test Flight
"Big 60" #3Test Flight
HASP
PICTURE-C
BITSE
JPL Remote/GLO
PIPER
BOBCAT
Switch Handlaunch
ThaiSpice Handlaunch
Rektangle Handlaunch


New Zealand 2020
SPB Test


CSBF Program Manager: Shelby Elborn
Website Curator: Michelle Johnson
Last Updated: May 7, 2019
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