GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Ground-Launched Rockoons

USAF Farside Balloon



Rockets used: Farside



Launches: BLN-FS
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1957 Sep 25FarsideShot 1-BLN-FSUSAF Farside BalloonENWFS-- 162.2E 11.5N (+/- 0.0) 20.0
1957 Oct 3FarsideShot 2-BLN-FSUSAF Farside BalloonENWFS-- 162.2E 11.5N (+/- 0.0) 800.0
1957 Oct 7FarsideShot 3-BLN-FSUSAF Farside BalloonENWFS-- 162.2E 11.5N (+/- 0.0) 700.0
1957 Oct 11FarsideShot 4-BLN-FSUSAF Farside BalloonENWFS-- 162.2E 11.5N (+/- 0.0) 30.0
1957 Oct 20FarsideShot 5-BLN-FSUSAF Farside BalloonENWFS-- 162.2E 11.5N (+/- 0.0) 5000.0
1957 Oct 22FarsideShot 6-BLN-FSUSAF Farside BalloonENWFS-- 162.2E 11.5N (+/- 0.0) 5000.0