GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launching Aircraft: Military Transports

C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)



Image shown is a C-17 from the 535th Airlift Sqn, not necessarily one of the ones used for air-launch. The C-17 used for airdrops west of Kauai were probably based at Hickam as part of USAF 535th Airlift Sqn.. but environmental assessment reports indicate the air launch flights take off from PMRF (Kauai).


Rockets used: LRALT,SRALT,MRT,E-LRALT,eMRBM,IRBM-T1



Launches: C-17
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
2004 May 3 0406LRALTLRALT Demo-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)KAURW16/34MIDLP1 177.5W 24.8N (+/- 0.2) 300.0
2004 Aug 26SRALTUSFT-2 TargetCARAVAN-1 TargetC-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)PMRW03/21WTRLP2 119.0W 33.0N (+/- 3.0) 150.0
2005 Apr 8 1730MRTMRT-1 RRF-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LMIDLP3 177.5W 24.8N (+/- 0.2) 500.0
2005 Sep 26LRALTCOBRA DANE Test-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LMIDLP2 177.5W 24.8N (+/- 0.2) 300.0
2007 Mar 6 0030SRALTSRALT?-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LKAULP3 159.8W 22.1N (+/- 0.0) 100.0
2008 Jun 26 0216MRTMRT-6 (Sep)-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LMIDLP3 177.5W 24.8N (+/- 0.2) 500.0
2009 Jul 22 1945LRALTCARAVANCARAVAN-2 TargetC-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)PMRW03/21WTRW1 119.0W 33.0N (+/- 3.0) 500.0
2009 Dec 11SRALTMBRV-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LKAULP3 159.8W 22.1N (+/- 0.0) 10.0
2011 Jul 9 0204SRALTFTX-17-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)PMRW03/21WTRLP8 119.0W 33.0N (+/- 3.0) 200.0
2011 Oct 5 0556SRALT--C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LMIDLP3 177.5W 24.8N (+/- 0.2) 100.0
2012 Oct 25?E-LRALTFTI-01 THAAD Target-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LWAKELP1 166.6E 19.3N (+/- 0.0) 300.0
2013 Sep 10eMRBMFTO-01 THAAD Target-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LWAKELP1 166.6E 19.3N (+/- 0.0) 300.0
2015 Jun 26IRBM-T1Aegis Ashore TargetMBRV-7?C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LJILP3 169.5W 16.7N (+/- 0.0) 0.0
2015 Oct 4eMRBMFTO-02E2 TargetMBRV-7?C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LWAKELP2 166.6E 19.3N (+/- 0.0) 10.0
2015 Nov 1 0305SRALTFTO-02E2a Target-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LWAKELP2 166.6E 19.3N (+/- 0.0) 300.0
2015 Dec 10IRBM-T1FTO-02E1a TargetMBRV-7?C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LJILP3 169.5W 16.7N (+/- 0.0) 300.0
2016 Jan 28 2155?IRBM-T1GMD CTV-02+ Target-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LJILP3 169.5W 16.7N (+/- 0.0) 300.0
2017 Jul 11IRBM-T1THAAD FTT-18 TargetMBRV-8?C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LJILP3 169.5W 16.7N (+/- 0.0) 300.0
2017 Jul 30eMRBMFET-1 Target-C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LNPOR1LP1 155.0W 35.0N (+/- 5.0) 300.0
2018 Jan 31eMRBMFTM-29 TargetIRBM TargetC-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LWAKELP2 166.6E 19.3N (+/- 0.0) 300.0
2018 Dec 10IRBM-T1GMD FTI-03 TargetMBRV?C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LJILP3 169.5W 16.7N (+/- 0.0) 300.0
2019 Jul 15?eMRBM-CARAVAN-3 TargetC-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LNPOR1LP1 155.0W 35.0N (+/- 5.0) 300.0
2019 Jul 22?eMRBM-CARAVAN-3 TargetC-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LNPOR1LP1 155.0W 35.0N (+/- 5.0) 300.0
2019 Jul 27?eMRBM-CARAVAN-3 TargetC-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LNPOR1LP1 155.0W 35.0N (+/- 5.0) 300.0
2019 Aug 30eMRBM--C-17C-17 Globemaster III (AMC)HICKRW08R/26LJILP3 169.5W 16.7N (+/- 0.0) 300.0