GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launching Aircraft: Fighters

F-4C Phantom S/N 63-7654



Phantom II F-4C 63-7654 was used by the USAF AFSWC (Air Force Special Weapons Center) to launch the ALARR sampler rocket from White Sands in 1966. For ALARR flights in Mar 1967 onwards an F-4D replaced it. Up to that time all flights were from White Sands, but according to Aviation Week (27 Feb 1967 p 40) flights were planned from Howard AFB (Panama Canal Zone), and from Alaska. It is unclear if any such flights were in fact made.


Rockets used: ALARR



Updated: 2021 Sep 23 02:17:37

Launches: F-4C-654
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1966 Mar 28ALARR--F-4C-654F-4C Phantom S/N 63-7654HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 46.0
1966 JulALARR--F-4C-654F-4C Phantom S/N 63-7654HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 62.0
1966 Nov 17 2015ALARRLeonids-F-4C-654F-4C Phantom S/N 63-7654HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 100.0
1967 FebALARR--F-4C-654F-4C Phantom S/N 63-7654HADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 100.0