GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launch Research Vessels

USS Rushmore


US Navy


Built 1944, retired 1993.


Rockets used: Nike Cajun


Updated: 2021 Sep 24 01:17:05

Cruises: LSD-14
LC_CodeActiveRegionCruiseCruiseMap
USN56B1956 Oct 15 - 1956 Nov 15Atlantic OceanUSS Rushmore U. Michigan Cruise 1956-


Updated: 2021 Sep 24 01:17:05

Launches: LSD-14
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1956 Oct 27 2124Nike CajunUM AM6.08 SphereIGY AM6.08LSD-14USS RushmoreUSN56BLP1-- 71.0W 40.0N (+/- 0.5) 161.0
1956 Nov 2 1840Nike CajunUM AM6.09 SphereIGY AM6.09LSD-14USS RushmoreUSN56BLP2-- 71.0W 40.0N (+/- 0.5) 131.0
1956 Nov 4 1854Nike CajunUM AM6.10 SphereIGY AM6.09LSD-14USS RushmoreUSN56BLP3-- 71.0W 40.0N (+/- 0.5) 162.0
1956 Nov 7 1502Nike CajunUM AM6.11 SphereIGY AM6.11LSD-14USS RushmoreUSN56BLP4-- 71.0W 40.0N (+/- 0.5) 169.0
1956 Nov 10 1517Nike CajunUM AM6.12 SphereIGY AM6.12LSD-14USS RushmoreUSN56BLP5-- 71.0W 40.0N (+/- 0.5) 161.0