GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launching Aircraft: Bombers

NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003



Rockets used: X-15



Updated: 2021 Sep 23 02:17:37

Launches: NB-52-003
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1959 Mar 10 1750X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 11.0
1959 Apr 1X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 11.0
1959 Apr 10 1624X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 11.0
1959 May 21X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 11.0
1959 Jun 8 1638:40X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBROS 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 11.0
1959 Jul 24X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1959 Sep 4 1423X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1959 Sep 17 1608:48X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBROS 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 15.0
1959 Oct 10X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1959 Oct 14X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1959 Oct 17 1813:07X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBROS 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 18.0
1959 Oct 22X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1959 Oct 31X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1959 Nov 5 1739:28X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBROS 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 13.0
1960 Apr 13 1715:11X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBROS 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1960 Apr 19 1651:44X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBROS 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 18.0
1960 May 6 1753:19X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBROS 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 18.0
1960 May 12 1647:37X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SIL- 115.8W 35.5N (+/- 0.1) 23.0
1960 May 19 1646:47X-15Alt Buildup-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SIL- 115.8W 35.5N (+/- 0.1) 33.0
1960 May 27X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1960 Jun 3X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1960 Jun 8X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1960 Aug 4 1659:13X-15Aero Heating-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SIL- 115.8W 35.5N (+/- 0.1) 23.0
1960 Aug 11X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1960 Aug 12 1648:43X-15High Alt-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SIL- 115.8W 35.5N (+/- 0.1) 41.0
1960 Aug 18X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1960 Aug 19 1634:22X-15Aero Heating-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SIL- 115.8W 35.5N (+/- 0.1) 23.0
1960 Nov 15 1759:00X-15XLR-99 Checkout-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBROS 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 24.0
1960 Nov 17 2043:07X-15Aero Heating-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBPLM 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 16.0
1960 Nov 22 2125:55X-15XLR-99, BCS-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBROS 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 18.0
1960 Dec 6 2329:30X-15XLR-99, BCS-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22EAFBROS 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 16.0
1961 Apr 21 1805:17X-15Mach 4, Aero-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 32.0
1961 May 19X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1961 May 25 2016:35X-15Mach 5, SAS, Aero-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 32.0
1961 Jun 23 2200:05X-15Mach 5, Aero, Stab.-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 32.0
1961 Aug 10 1827:05X-15XLR-99, beta-dot-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SIL- 115.8W 35.5N (+/- 0.1) 23.0
1961 Sep 29X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1961 Oct 3 1840:50X-15VO Stability-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SIL- 115.8W 35.5N (+/- 0.1) 23.0
1961 Oct 11 2020:00X-15Alt, Aero, Low q-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 66.0
1961 Oct 17 1857:33X-15Mach 5, Aero, Stab-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 33.0
1961 Dec 19X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1961 Dec 20 2245:50X-15MH-96-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SIL- 115.8W 35.5N (+/- 0.1) 24.0
1962 Jan 10 2028:16X-15High alpha, Aero-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 13.0
1962 Jan 17 2000:34X-15MH-96. Mach 5-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 40.0
1962 Mar 29X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1962 Mar 30X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1962 Mar 31X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1962 Apr 5 1804:25X-15MH-96-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 54.0
1962 Apr 19 1802:20X-15ASAS, alpha 20, M=5-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 46.0
1962 May 2X-15Eglin Demo-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1962 May 5X-15Eglin Demo-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EGLRW12/30-- 86.7W 30.4N (+/- 0.0) 14.0
1962 May 5X-15Eglin Demo-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003ALTRW17R/35L-- 99.3W 34.7N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1962 May 22 1804:46X-15Local flow-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 30.0
1962 Jun 7 1829:20X-15Local flow, M=5-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 31.0
1962 Jun 27 2108:10X-15High alpha, Mach 6-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 37.0
1962 Jul 10X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1962 Jul 11X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1962 Jul 16X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1962 Jul 17 1731:10X-15MH-96 Demo-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 95.0
1962 Jul 26 1922:30X-15Aero stab. and drag-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 30.0
1962 Aug 2 1756:15X-15MH-96 fixed gain-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 44.0
1962 Aug 10X-15--NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22-- 117.8W 34.9N (+/- 0.1) 14.0
1962 Aug 14 1841:35X-15Const Theta Entry-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 59.0
1962 Oct 9 1858:32X-15VO Stability-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 39.0
1963 May 15 1850:46X-15Opt Deg/Trav Probe-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 37.0
1963 Jun 25 1753:50X-15Opt Deg/Trav Probe-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 34.0
1963 Jul 18 1807:20X-15VO Stability-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 31.0
1963 Aug 22 1805:57X-15VO,Spectrom,Photom-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SRL- 117.2W 39.5N (+/- 0.0) 107.0
1964 Feb 19 1757:24X-15SUV,Boundary Layer-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 23.0
1964 Mar 13 1746:27X-15SUV,Boundary Layer-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 23.0
1964 Mar 27 1810:18X-15Optical Degradation-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 30.0
1964 Apr 8 1802:27X-15Opt Deg/Alt Build-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 53.0
1964 Apr 29 1800:27X-15Opt Deg/Att Indic.-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 31.0
1964 May 12 1751:46X-15SUV/BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 22.0
1964 May 19 1826:28X-15Opt Deg/Alt Build-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 59.0
1964 May 21 1739:34X-15SUV/BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SIL- 115.8W 35.5N (+/- 0.1) 19.0
1964 Jun 25 1734:47X-15Stability-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 25.0
1964 Jun 30 1749:40X-15Opt Deg/Alt Build-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 30.0
1964 Jul 8 2102:52X-15Hor Scan/MH-96-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 51.0
1964 Jul 29 1955:19X-15Heat tran/Local Flow-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 23.0
1964 Aug 12 1812:33X-15Heat tran/LF/BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 24.0
1964 Aug 14 1754:19X-15Stability-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 31.0
1964 Aug 26 1842:07X-15HT/LF/BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 27.0
1964 Sep 3 1754:54X-15HT/BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 23.0
1964 Sep 23 2116:00X-15MA-45R TPS, BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 29.0
1964 Dec 10 1910:26X-15IFDS/MIT/Air Den-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 34.0
1964 Dec 22 1844:52X-15Friction,GE TPS.,3D-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 24.0
1965 Jan 13 1851:06X-153D,HT,Fric,BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 30.0
1965 Jun 16 1826:33X-15Radiometer/BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 74.0
1965 Jul 8 1716:55X-15ST,Landing,Alt-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 64.0
1965 Aug 10 1924:21X-15Northrop Scan,BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 82.0
1965 Aug 25 1754:46X-15MIT Scan,Stability-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 65.0
1965 Sep 22 1858:39X-15IR Scan-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 30.0
1965 Sep 28 1807:37X-15N.Scan/BLN/Tail-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1965 Sep 30 1743:55X-15IR Scan-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 23.0
1965 Oct 14 2046:32X-15MIT,Pace transducer-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 81.0
1965 Oct 27 1849:10X-15N.Scan/BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 72.0
1965 Nov 3 1709:10X-15External Tank Test-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22CUD- 117.3W 35.2N (+/- 0.1) 21.0
1966 May 6 2130:12X-15AD/MuMet/Scan/SB-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 20.0
1966 May 18 1824:00X-15V-On Stab-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 30.0
1966 Jul 12 1932:15X-15Checkout, Systems-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 39.0
1966 Jul 18 1938:24X-15Checkout, Systems-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 29.0
1966 Jul 21 2002:03X-15Alt,ST,Abl TPS-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 58.0
1966 Aug 11 1744:13X-15HS,MuMet,SB,Gas-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 76.0
1966 Aug 12 1825:33X-15ST,Pitot,Base drag-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 70.0
1966 Aug 19 1804:35X-15BLN,OBE,H-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 54.0
1966 Aug 25 1749:11X-15HS/MuMet/Gas-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 78.0
1966 Sep 14 2001:29X-15MuMet/Solar spec-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 77.0
1966 Oct 6 2016:59X-15Checkout-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 23.0
1966 Nov 1 2124:12X-15MuMet/DCR/SB-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SRL- 117.2W 39.5N (+/- 0.0) 93.0
1966 Nov 29 1938:32X-15Checkout-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 28.0
1967 Mar 22 1752:04X-15Stab./Loads/ASAS-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22MUD- 117.3W 38.1N (+/- 0.1) 40.0
1967 Apr 28 1723:32X-15WTR/HS/E loads-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 50.0
1967 May 17 1745:48X-15Telem/HT/Guidance-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SIL- 115.8W 35.5N (+/- 0.1) 21.0
1967 Jun 15 1809:28X-15HS/Stab/WTR-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22DDL- 114.9W 37.4N (+/- 0.0) 69.0
1967 Aug 25 2027:28X-15Guid/HT/BLN-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22HH- 116.0W 36.0N (+/- 0.0) 25.0
1967 Oct 4 1716:54X-15UV Plume/Solar/MM-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SRL- 117.2W 39.5N (+/- 0.0) 76.0
1968 Jul 16 2223:06X-15WTR/HS/SB/FAB/FP-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22RRV- 116.2W 38.2N (+/- 0.1) 67.0
1968 Aug 21 1604:48X-15WTR/HS/SB/FAB/FP-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22RRV- 116.2W 38.2N (+/- 0.1) 81.0
1968 Sep 13 1819:23X-15WTR/HS/SB/FAB/FP-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SRL- 117.2W 39.5N (+/- 0.0) 77.0
1968 Oct 24 1702:47X-15WTR/HS/FAB/FP-NB-52-003NB-52A Stratofortress S/N 003EAFBRW04/22SRL- 117.2W 39.5N (+/- 0.0) 77.0