GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launch Research Vessels

USS Norton Sound


US Navy


Rockets used: Aerobee RTV-N-8,Aerobee RTV-N-10,Viking,X-17,Deacon,Hydra-Iris,Hydra Sandhawk


Updated: 2021 Sep 24 01:17:05

Cruises: AVM1
LC_CodeActiveRegionCruiseCruiseMap
USN49A1949 Mar 15 - 1949 Mar 31Pacific OceanAPL Aerobee cruise-
USN50A1950 Jan 15 - 1950 Jan 31Bering SeaUSS Norton Sound, 1950 Bering Sea expedition-
USN58B1958 Aug 15 - 1958 Sep 15Tristan de Cunha, Atlantic OceanUSS Norton Sound, 1958 Argus expedition-


Updated: 2021 Sep 24 01:17:05

Launches: AVM1
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1949 Mar 17 2320Aerobee RTV-N-8--AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN49ALP1-- 88.4W 11.1S (+/- 0.0) 105.0
1949 Mar 22 1720Aerobee RTV-N-8--AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN49ALP1-- 88.4W 11.1S (+/- 0.0) 105.0
1949 Mar 24 1514Aerobee RTV-N-8--AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN49ALP2-- 88.4W 11.1S (+/- 0.0) 5.0
1950 Jan 15 2345Aerobee RTV-N-10--AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN50ALP1-- 170.0W 58.0N (+/- 9.0) 72.0
1950 Jan 18 2317Aerobee RTV-N-10--AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN50ALP2-- 170.0W 58.0N (+/- 9.0) 80.0
1950 May 12 0308VikingViking 4-AVM1USS Norton SoundJARVLP1-- 161.4W 0.2N (+/- 0.0) 171.0
1958 Jul 2X-17Argus test-AVM1USS Norton SoundWTRSCL LP1-- 119.0W 33.0N (+/- 3.0) 560.0
1958 Jul 9?X-17Argus test-AVM1USS Norton SoundWTRSCL LP1-- 119.0W 33.0N (+/- 3.0) 10.0
1958 Jul 17?X-17Argus test-AVM1USS Norton SoundWTRSCL LP1-- 119.0W 33.0N (+/- 3.0) 0.0
1958 Jul 24X-17Argus test-AVM1USS Norton SoundWTRSCL LP1-- 119.0W 33.0N (+/- 3.0) 672.0
1958 Aug 25DeaconPogo Target-AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN58B--- 11.5W 38.5S (+/- 0.1) 30.0
1958 Aug 25DeaconPogo Target-AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN58B--- 11.5W 38.5S (+/- 0.1) 30.0
1958 Aug 25DeaconPogo Target-AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN58B--- 11.5W 38.5S (+/- 0.1) 30.0
1958 Aug 26DeaconPogo Target-AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN58B--- 11.5W 38.5S (+/- 0.1) 30.0
1958 Aug 27 0220X-17Argus I-AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN58BLP1-- 11.5W 38.5S (+/- 0.1) 160.0
1958 Aug 30 0310X-17Argus II-AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN58BLP2-- 11.5W 38.5S (+/- 0.1) 293.0
1958 Sep 6 2205X-17Argus III-AVM1USS Norton SoundUSN58BLP3-- 11.5W 38.5S (+/- 0.1) 750.0
1968 Mar 20 1955:05Hydra-IrisLRL BAR-1/FL-B-AVM1USS Norton SoundHYDLP3-- 120.0W 30.0N (+/- 0.5) 195.0
1971 Nov 18 0704:52Hydra SandhawkLRL BOX-17-AVM1USS Norton SoundHYDLP5-- 120.0W 30.0N (+/- 0.5) 267.0