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 Peraton.   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
Salter Test Flight
Mullenax Test Flight
Picture-C
HASP
BALBOA
FIREBALL
TINMAN HL

New Zealand 2022
SPB Test Flight SN07

Sweden 2022
XL-Calibur
60MCF Test
Sunrise

Antarctica 2022-2023
Roth 60MCF/BOOMS
SPIDER
LAURA Solar HL
Roth 60MCF/Aesop


CSBF Program Manager: Shelby Elborn
Website Curator: Michelle Johnson
Last Updated: June 20, 2022
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