GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launch Research Vessels

USS Staten Island


US Navy


Built 1942 as USCGC Staten Island (WAGB-278), transferred to USSR as Sverny Veter, then returned to USN in 1951 at USS Northwind (AGB-5), renamed USS Staten Island 15 Apr 1952, transferred to USCG in 1965, retired 1974.


The USS Staten Island was based at Boston Naval Shipyard from 1952 to May 1955, and at Seattle from 1955 to 1973.


The 1953 expedition was part of Project Muskrat. The Staten Island left Boston on 1953 Jul 18 (Ludwig 2011).


Rockets used: Deacon Rockoon



Updated: 2021 Sep 24 01:17:05

Launches: AGB-5
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1953 Jul 18 2227Deacon RockoonSUI 8-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP1-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 11.0
1953 Jul 19 1030Deacon RockoonSUI 9-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP2-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 11.0
1953 Jul 19 1553Deacon RockoonSUI 10-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP3-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 11.0
1953 Jul 19 2157Deacon RockoonSUI 11-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP4-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 11.0
1953 Jul 24 1640Deacon RockoonSUI 12-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP5-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 11.0
1953 Jul 28 0941Deacon RockoonSUI 13-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP6-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1953 Aug 3 1828Deacon RockoonSUI 14-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP7-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 11.0
1953 Aug 5 2154Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 1-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP21-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 80.0
1953 Aug 6 1507Deacon RockoonSUI 15-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP8-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 68.0
1953 Aug 6 1840Deacon RockoonSUI 16-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP9-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 96.0
1953 Aug 8 1509Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 2-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP22-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 80.0
1953 Aug 9 0554Deacon RockoonSUI 17-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP10-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 100.0
1953 Aug 9 1915Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 3-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP23-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 38.0
1953 Aug 11 1709Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 4-AGB-5USS Staten IslandUSN53ALP24-- 70.4W 42.4N (+/- 0.0) 80.0