GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launching Aircraft: Bombers

JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068



The B-50 Superfortress was an improved derivative of the B-29. B-50D no. 58-0068 was used at White Sands for X-7A3 launches. The picture shows a different B-50D; let me know if you have one of 58-0068. A different B-50 was used at Edwards for X-1 launches. (6004?)


Rockets used: X-7A-3,X-7B



Updated: 2021 Sep 23 02:17:37

Launches: B-50D-068
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1955 May 24X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Jun 3X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Jun 21X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Jul 14X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Aug 11X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Aug 25X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Sep 7X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Sep 9X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Sep 12X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Sep 20X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Sep 27X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Sep 30X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Oct 13X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Oct 18X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Oct 28X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Nov 9X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Nov 18X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Dec 1X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Dec 6X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Dec 8X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Dec 13X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Dec 20X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Dec 22X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1955 Dec 23X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Jan 13X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Feb 10X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Mar 9X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Mar 21X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Jul 31X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Aug 18X-7B--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Aug 18X-7B--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Aug 18X-7B--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Aug 18X-7B--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Oct 18X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Oct 31X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Nov 9X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Nov 30X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Dec 6X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1956 Dec 21X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1960 Jul 20X-7A-3--B-50D-068JTB-50D-80-BO Superfortress S/N 48-0068HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0