GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launch Research Vessels

USS Atka


US Navy


The USCGC Southwind (WAG-280) was built in 1943 and transferred to the USSR in 1945-1949 as the Admiral Makarov, then transferred to USN as AGB-3 USS Atka. In 1966 she went back to USCG as the WAGB-280 USCGC Southwind. It was retired in 1974.


Rockets used: Deacon Rockoon


Updated: 2021 Sep 24 01:17:05

Cruises: AGB-3
LC_CodeActiveRegionCruiseCruiseMap
USN54A1954 Jul 15 - 1954 Jul 31Atlantic OceanUSS Eastwind, 1954 Arctic expedition-


Updated: 2021 Sep 24 01:17:05

Launches: AGB-3
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1954 Jul 16 1213Deacon RockoonSUI 24-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP1-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 16 2158Deacon RockoonSUI 25-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP1-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 11.0
1954 Jul 19 1600Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 7-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP14-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 88.0
1954 Jul 19 2030Deacon RockoonSUI 26-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP2-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 43.0
1954 Jul 20 0255Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 8-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP15-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 21 0903Deacon RockoonSUI 27-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP3-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 60.0
1954 Jul 21 1245Deacon RockoonSUI 28-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP4-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 21 2049Deacon RockoonSUI 29-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP5-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 40.0
1954 Jul 23 1446Deacon RockoonSUI 30-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP6-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 23 1709Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 9-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP16-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 23 1754Deacon RockoonSUI 31-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP8-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 23 1937Deacon RockoonSUI 32-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP7-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 23.0
1954 Jul 24 0857Deacon RockoonSUI 33-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP9-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 24 1316Deacon RockoonSUI 34-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP10-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 25 0651Deacon RockoonSUI 35-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP11-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 25 1236Deacon RockoonSUI 36-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP12-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 25 1530Deacon RockoonSUI 37-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP13-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1954 Jul 25 1845Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 10-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP17-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 85.0
1954 Jul 26 0029Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 11-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP18-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 10.0
1954 Jul 26 1102Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 12-AGB-3USS AtkaUSN54ALP19-- 66.7W 42.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0