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)


Antarcticta 2018-2019
BLAST
XCalibur
SuperTiger
Gusto Pathfinder (Barrel)


New Zealand 2019
SPB Test

Palestine 2019

SuperBIT
PIPER I
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BOBCAT
PIPER II

Fall Fort Sumner 2019 
Big 60 Qual - III
Test Flight
SWITCH
Thai Spice
HASP
JPL Remote
PIPER
BITSE
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CSBF Program Manager: Shelby Elborn
Website Curator: Michelle Johnson
Last Updated: October 19, 2018
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