(Balloon-borne Infrared Carbon Explorer)

The Balloon-borne Infared Carbone Explorer (BICE) is a small observing system dedicate to make large-scale observations of the far-infrared [CII] line emission at 158 micron. It was launched 7 times from Sanriku Balloon Center (Japan), National Scientific Balloon Facility (Texas, USA), and Alice Springs Balloon Base (Australia). It surveyed variou areas including: the Galactic Plane, Cyg-X region, rho-Oph cloud, LMC, and the Orion regions.

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