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Antarctica

Antarctica Dec 2023 - Jan 2024
GUSTO
Aesop-Lite/60MCF
Laura Solar Hand Launch

   
Sweden April 2024
Helix
BOOMS/60MCF
XL-Calibur
Sunrise
   
Ft. Sumner Fort Sumner Sept-Oct 2023
Salter Test Flight
Fireball
JPL Remote
EXCITE
HASP
GRAPE/COMPAIR
TINMAN Hand Launch

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.





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Last Updated: January 31, 2024
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