Encyclopedia Astronautica
Rockoon



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Rockoon
Credit: NASA
The Rockoon (balloon-launched rocket) consisted of a small high-performance sounding rocket launched from a balloon above most of the atmosphere. The Rockoon low-cost technique was conceived during an Aerobee firing cruse of the Norton Sound in March 1949. Rockoons were first launched from icebreaker Eastwind off Greenland by an ONR group under James A. Van Allen. They were later used by ONR and University of Iowa research groups in 1953-55 and 1957, from ships in sea between Boston and Thule, Greenland. A variety of upper stage rocket stages were used.

From NASA SOUNDING ROCKETS, 1958-1968 - A Historical Summary, NASA SP-4401, 1971, by William R. Corliss

Rockoons have been mentioned several times in the preceding pages, particularly in connection with the Deacon rocket. The Deacons were used on most rockoons, but a rockoon is actually the combination of any balloon with any rocket. The rockoon concept seems to have been originated by Lt. M. L. (Lee) Lewis during a conversation with S. F. Singer and George Halvorson during the Aerobee firing cruise of the U.S.S. Norton Sound in March 1949. The basic idea is to lift a small sounding rocket high above the dense atmosphere with a large balloon in the Skyhook class. Once enough altitude is attained, the rocket is fired by radio signal straight up through the balloon. The rocket will reach much higher altitudes than it could from the ground. The rockoon has turned out to be a simple, cheap way of getting high-altitude data without special facilities. Many rockoons employing Deacon, Loki, and Hawk rockets were fired between 1952 and 1960. Once satellites and high-altitude sounding rockets became available in adequate numbers, the use of rockoons declined.

James A. Van Allen first put rockoons to practical use when he and his group from the University of Iowa fired several from the Coast Guard Cutter East Wind during its cruise off Greenland in August and September 1952. 41 Van Allen was looking for high-altitude radiation near the magnetic poles and needed a vehicle that could reach well over 80 km (50 mi) with an 11-kg (25-lb) payload and yet still be launched easily from a small ship. The rockoon was the answer. With his rockoons, Van Allen detected considerable soft radiation at high altitudes - much more than scientists expected. This was one of the first hints that radiation might be trapped by the Earth's magnetic field. One drawback to the rockoon was that it had to be fired before high-altitude winds carried it out of radio range.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Deacon Rockoon American sounding rocket. The Rockoon concept involved release of a 12 m diameter balloon from a ship, which took a Deacon sounding rocket to 9 to 27 km altitude in 80 minutes. The rocket was ignited at a preset time or altitude or by remote control, and then boosted an 18 kg payload to a 50 to 100 km altitude. The Deacon was painted black and wrapped in plastic to protect it against the cold, and fitted with larger fins for stability at high altitude. More...
  • Rockoon American air-launched sounding rocket. The Rockoon (balloon-launched rocket) consisted of a small high-performance sounding rocket launched from a balloon above most of the atmosphere. The Rockoon low-cost technique was conceived during an Aerobee firing cruse of the Norton Sound in March 1949. Rockoons were first launched from icebreaker Eastwind off Greenland by an ONR group under James A. Van Allen. They were later used by ONR and University of Iowa research groups in 1953-55 and 1957, from ships in sea between Boston and Thule, Greenland. A variety of upper stage rocket stages were used. More...
  • Loki Rockoon American sounding rocket. Balloon-launched Loki with larger fins for stability at high altitudes. The basic Loki was used in this manner on 23 September 1955, measuring cosmic rays. More...
  • Deacon Rockoon Loki Two stage version of Rockoon balloon-launched soundinr coekt consisting of a Deacon first stage and Loki second stage. More...
  • Farside American sounding rocket. Project Farside was an attempt to reach extreme altitudes with the rockoon concept. Using a four-stage solid-propellant rocket hung below a 106 188-m3 (3 750 000-ft3) balloon, altitudes approaching 6437 km (4000 mi) were reached during the fall of 1957. Farside was a four stage vehicle consisting of 4 x Recruit + 1 x Recruit + 4 x Arrow II + 1 x Arrow II. More...
  • Hawk Rockoon American sounding rocket. Balloon-launched Loki with larger fins for stability at high altitudes. The larger Loki II motor was used from 5 August 1957 as part of the IGY. This variant could reach 122 km and was called the 'Hawk Rockoon'. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Atlantic Ocean Sounding rocket launches made from naval vessels in the Atlantic accounted for 521 launches from 1947 to 1995, reaching up to 750 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Pacific Ocean Sounding rocket launches made from naval vessels in the Pacific accounted for 280 launches from 1949 to 2006, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Arctic Ocean Sounding rocket launches made from naval vessels in the Arctic accounted for 9 launches from 1952 to 2006, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Guam Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 12 launches from 1957 to 1958, reaching up to 85 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Eniwetok Nuclear test sites. Sounding rockets were launched from here to monitor nuclear blast effects and fallout from 22 October 1957. Known to have been used for 7 launches from 1957 to 1958, reaching up to 5000 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Kagoshima Japanese launch center for solid fueled sounding rockets and satellite launchers. Limited to two months a year due to disturbance of local fisheries. More...

Rockoon Chronology


1949 March 1 - . Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Rockoon.
  • Rockoon concept. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Van Allen. Concept of launching of small high-performance rockets suspended from a balloon above most of the atmosphere (later called "Rockoons"), developed by Cmdr. Lee Lewis, Cmdr. G. Halvorson, S. F. Singer, and J. A. Van Allen during Aerobee firing cruise of U.S.S. Norton Sound.

1952 July 29 - . Launch Platform: WYG-279. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Rockoon.
  • First Rockoon launch attempt. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Van Allen. First Rockoon (balloon-launched rocket) launched from icebreaker Eastwind off Greenland by ONR group under James A. Van Allen. Rockoon low-cost technique was later used by ONR and University of Iowa research groups in 1953-55 and 1957, from ships in sea between Boston and Thule, Greenland.

1952 August 21 - . 06:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Arctic Ocean. Launch Pad: 80.1 N x 68.5 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Arctic Ocean Launch Site 1 Launch Point 1 - - Latitude: 80.10 N - Longitude: 68.47 W..

1952 August 24 - . 03:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Arctic Ocean. Launch Pad: 77.5 N x 73.5 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 2 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Arctic Ocean Launch Site 1 Launch Point 2 - - Latitude: 77.52 N - Longitude: 73.50 W..

1952 August 29 - . 00:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Arctic Ocean. Launch Pad: 77.6 N x 73.5 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 3 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi). Summary: Launched at Arctic Ocean Launch Site 1 Launch Point 3 - - Latitude: 77.55 N - Longitude: 73.50 W..

1952 August 29 - . 07:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Arctic Ocean. Launch Pad: 77.5 N x 73.5 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 4 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi). Summary: Launched at Arctic Ocean Launch Site 1 Launch Point 4 - - Latitude: 77.53 N - Longitude: 73.50 W..

1952 August 29 - . 18:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Arctic Ocean. Launch Pad: 77.4 N x 73.5 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 5 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Arctic Ocean Launch Site 1 Launch Point 5 - - Latitude: 77.35 N - Longitude: 73.48 W..

1952 August 31 - . 21:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Arctic Ocean. Launch Pad: 77.3 N x 72.8 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 6 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi). Summary: Launched at Arctic Ocean Launch Site 1 Launch Point 6 - - Latitude: 77.33 N - Longitude: 72.83 W..

1952 September 4 - . 09:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Arctic Ocean. Launch Pad: 77.2 N x 70.2 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 7 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi). Summary: Launched at Arctic Ocean Launch Site 1 Launch Point 7 - - Latitude: 77.18 N - Longitude: 70.22 W..

1952 December 15 - . LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Rockoon.
  • Navy launches from balloons - . Nation: USA. Summary: The US Navy revealed that it had launched rockets from balloons in the geomagnetic North Pole area for cosmic ray research..

1953 July 18 - . 22:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 42.4 N x 70.4 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 8 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 1 - - Latitude: 42.43 N - Longitude: 70.37 W..

1953 July 19 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 43.1 N x 65.1 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 9 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 2 - - Latitude: 43.07 N - Longitude: 65.12 W..

1953 July 19 - . 15:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 43.7 N x 63.5 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 10 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 3 - - Latitude: 43.68 N - Longitude: 63.47 W..

1953 July 19 - . 21:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 44.3 N x 62.2 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 11 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 4 - - Latitude: 44.27 N - Longitude: 62.17 W..

1953 July 24 - . 16:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 58.5 N x 61.9 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 12 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 5 - - Latitude: 58.53 N - Longitude: 61.92 W..

1953 July 28 - . 09:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 62.5 N x 64.2 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 13 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 6 - - Latitude: 62.50 N - Longitude: 64.23 W..

1953 August 3 - . 18:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 62.8 N x 66.3 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 14 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 7 - - Latitude: 62.75 N - Longitude: 66.25 W..

1953 August 5 - . 21:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 62.1 N x 63.9 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 21 - - Latitude: 62.07 N - Longitude: 63.92 W..

1953 August 6 - . 15:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 64.3 N x 59.1 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 15 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 8 - - Latitude: 64.33 N - Longitude: 59.10 W..

1953 August 6 - . 18:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 65.2 N x 58.6 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 16 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 9 - - Latitude: 65.22 N - Longitude: 58.58 W..

1953 August 8 - . 15:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 73.6 N x 63.9 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 22 - - Latitude: 73.62 N - Longitude: 63.92 W..

1953 August 9 - . 05:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 74.4 N x 71.9 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 17 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 10 - - Latitude: 74.38 N - Longitude: 71.93 W..

1953 August 9 - . 19:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 74.5 N x 63.9 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL Rockoon 3 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 38 km (23 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 23 - - Latitude: 74.48 N - Longitude: 63.92 W..

1953 August 11 - . 17:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 74.6 N x 63.9 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 4 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 24 - - Latitude: 74.57 N - Longitude: 63.92 W..

1953 August 30 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 53.1 N x 55.1 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 18 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 11 - - Latitude: 53.10 N - Longitude: 55.08 W..

1953 August 30 - . 16:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 52.8 N x 55.4 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 19 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 12 - - Latitude: 52.78 N - Longitude: 55.40 W..

1953 August 30 - . 20:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 53.1 N x 54.8 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 20 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 13 - - Latitude: 53.13 N - Longitude: 54.75 W..

1953 September 3 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 44.8 N x 57.2 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 21 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 14 - - Latitude: 44.83 N - Longitude: 57.22 W..

1953 September 3 - . 11:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 44.8 N x 57.2 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 22 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 15 - - Latitude: 44.75 N - Longitude: 57.17 W..

1953 September 3 - . 14:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 44.6 N x 57.1 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 23 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 16 - - Latitude: 44.55 N - Longitude: 57.05 W..

1953 September 4 - . 03:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 43.2 N x 63.9 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 5 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 25 - - Latitude: 43.17 N - Longitude: 63.92 W..

1953 September 4 - . 15:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 43.0 N x 63.9 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 6 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 11 Launch Point 26 - - Latitude: 43.00 N - Longitude: 63.92 W..

1954 July 16 - . 12:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 42.1 N x 66.7 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 24 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 1 - - Latitude: 42.10 N - Longitude: 66.70 W..

1954 July 16 - . 21:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 42.1 N x 66.7 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 25 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 1 - - Latitude: 42.10 N - Longitude: 66.70 W..

1954 July 19 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 54.0 N x 53.5 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 7 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 14 - - Latitude: 54.00 N - Longitude: 53.50 W..

1954 July 19 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 54.6 N x 53.5 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 26 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 43 km (26 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 2 - - Latitude: 54.63 N - Longitude: 53.50 W..

1954 July 20 - . 02:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 55.2 N x 53.4 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 8 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 15 - - Latitude: 55.22 N - Longitude: 53.38 W..

1954 July 21 - . 09:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.4 N x 54.2 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 27 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 3 - - Latitude: 59.38 N - Longitude: 54.22 W..

1954 July 21 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.6 N x 54.5 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 28 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 4 - - Latitude: 59.60 N - Longitude: 54.45 W..

1954 July 21 - . 20:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.6 N x 52.5 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 29 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 5 - - Latitude: 59.55 N - Longitude: 52.47 W..

1954 July 23 - . 14:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.5 N x 53.6 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 30 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 6 - - Latitude: 59.53 N - Longitude: 53.62 W..

1954 July 23 - . 17:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.6 N x 53.0 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 9 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 16 - - Latitude: 59.55 N - Longitude: 53.02 W..

1954 July 23 - . 17:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.6 N x 52.8 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 31 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 8 - - Latitude: 59.60 N - Longitude: 52.75 W..

1954 July 23 - . 19:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.6 N x 52.4 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 32 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 23 km (14 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 7 - - Latitude: 59.63 N - Longitude: 52.35 W..

1954 July 24 - . 08:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.1 N x 54.2 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 33 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 9 - - Latitude: 59.07 N - Longitude: 54.20 W..

1954 July 24 - . 13:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 58.9 N x 53.9 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 34 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 10 - - Latitude: 58.85 N - Longitude: 53.92 W..

1954 July 25 - . 06:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.2 N x 53.7 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 35 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 11 - - Latitude: 59.20 N - Longitude: 53.72 W..

1954 July 25 - . 12:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.4 N x 59.4 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 36 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 12 - - Latitude: 59.37 N - Longitude: 59.37 W..

1954 July 25 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.3 N x 54.6 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 37 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 13 - - Latitude: 59.30 N - Longitude: 54.62 W..

1954 July 25 - . 18:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 58.4 N x 55.0 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 10 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 17 - - Latitude: 58.37 N - Longitude: 54.98 W..

1954 July 26 - . 00:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 58.7 N x 56.2 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL Rockoon 11 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 18 - - Latitude: 58.67 N - Longitude: 56.18 W..

1954 July 26 - . 11:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 60.1 N x 56.4 W. Launch Platform: WYG-279?. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 12 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 12 Launch Point 19 - - Latitude: 60.05 N - Longitude: 56.37 W..

1955 July 1 - . LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Rockoon.
  • Rockoon launches. - . Nation: USA. Instrumented Loki I and Deacon rockets were successfully balloon launched (Rockoons) from shipboard off the coast of Greenland in cosmic-ray studies by State University of Iowa research group. Army Ordnance supplied JPL-developed Loki rockets and ONR sponsored the project.

1955 September 23 - . 20:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 42.7 N x 66.2 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon.
  • SUI 38 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 1 - - Latitude: 42.67 N - Longitude: 66.18 W..

1955 September 24 - . 16:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 44.6 N x 60.7 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 39 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 2 - - Latitude: 44.58 N - Longitude: 60.73 W..

1955 September 24 - . 21:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 45.3 N x 59.4 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon.
  • SUI 40 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 3 - - Latitude: 45.28 N - Longitude: 59.42 W..

1955 September 25 - . 20:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 47.7 N x 52.5 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 41 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 4 - - Latitude: 47.73 N - Longitude: 52.50 W..

1955 September 27 - . 19:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 58.1 N x 54.0 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL Rockoon 14 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 20 - - Latitude: 58.05 N - Longitude: 53.97 W..

1955 September 27 - . 19:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 57.4 N x 54.6 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 13 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 19 - - Latitude: 57.40 N - Longitude: 54.57 W..

1955 September 27 - . 20:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 57.9 N x 54.2 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 42 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 5 - - Latitude: 57.85 N - Longitude: 54.23 W..

1955 September 28 - . 01:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 58.5 N x 54.0 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 43 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 6 - - Latitude: 58.45 N - Longitude: 53.95 W..

1955 September 28 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 61.5 N x 55.4 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 15 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 21 - - Latitude: 61.45 N - Longitude: 55.43 W..

1955 September 28 - . 14:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 61.2 N x 55.3 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 44 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 7 - - Latitude: 61.17 N - Longitude: 55.25 W..

1955 September 28 - . 17:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 62.5 N x 56.7 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL Rockoon 16 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 22 - - Latitude: 62.48 N - Longitude: 56.72 W..

1955 September 28 - . 19:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 62.0 N x 56.1 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon Loki. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 45 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 8 - - Latitude: 62.03 N - Longitude: 56.08 W..

1955 September 29 - . 13:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 65.7 N x 58.0 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 46 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 9 - - Latitude: 65.65 N - Longitude: 58.00 W..

1955 September 29 - . 19:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 67.5 N x 60.3 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 47 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 10 - - Latitude: 67.52 N - Longitude: 60.25 W..

1955 September 29 - . 21:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 66.8 N x 60.0 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon Loki. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 48 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 11 - - Latitude: 66.85 N - Longitude: 60.00 W..

1955 September 30 - . 20:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 70.2 N x 62.5 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon.
  • SUI 49 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 12 - - Latitude: 70.20 N - Longitude: 62.45 W..

1955 October 4 - . 21:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 72.7 N x 75.4 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon.
  • SUI 50 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 13 - - Latitude: 72.68 N - Longitude: 75.35 W..

1955 October 6 - . 10:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 65.9 N x 61.4 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL Rockoon 17 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 23 - - Latitude: 65.92 N - Longitude: 61.40 W..

1955 October 6 - . 19:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 65.1 N x 61.9 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 51 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 14 - - Latitude: 65.12 N - Longitude: 61.85 W..

1955 October 11 - . 14:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 61.6 N x 64.6 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 52 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 15 - - Latitude: 61.58 N - Longitude: 64.60 W..

1955 October 11 - . 14:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 60.6 N x 63.5 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 18 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 24 - - Latitude: 60.58 N - Longitude: 63.53 W..

1955 October 13 - . 06:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 57.2 N x 59.0 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL Rockoon 19 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 25 - - Latitude: 57.17 N - Longitude: 59.00 W..

1955 October 13 - . 12:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 56.8 N x 58.7 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 53 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 16 - - Latitude: 56.78 N - Longitude: 58.70 W..

1955 October 13 - . 13:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 56.0 N x 57.7 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL Rockoon 20 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 26 - - Latitude: 55.98 N - Longitude: 57.65 W..

1955 October 13 - . 15:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 56.4 N x 58.2 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 54 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 17 - - Latitude: 56.37 N - Longitude: 58.18 W..

1955 October 13 - . 20:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 55.7 N x 57.3 W. Launch Platform: AGB-5. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • SUI 55 Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at Atlantic Ocean Launch Site 13 Launch Point 18 - - Latitude: 55.72 N - Longitude: 57.30 W..

1956 July 17 - . 15:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 29.7 N x 121.6 W. Launch Platform: LSD-18. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL NN5.27 Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Summary: Launched on 1956 NRL Cruise Launch Point 1 - Latitude: 29.68 N, Longitude:121.57 W..

1956 July 18 - . 15:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 29.7 N x 121.6 W. Launch Platform: LSD-18. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL NN5.28 Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Summary: Launched on 1956 NRL Cruise Launch Point 2 - Latitude: 29.70 N, Longitude:121.58 W..

1956 July 19 - . 15:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 30.3 N x 121.7 W. Launch Platform: LSD-18. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL NN5.29 Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Summary: Launched on 1956 NRL Cruise Launch Point 3 - Latitude: 30.25 N, Longitude:121.67 W..

1956 July 20 - . 19:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 29.7 N x 121.5 W. Launch Platform: LSD-18. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. LV Configuration: Deacon Rockoon 8.
  • NRL NN5.30 Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Summary: Launched on 1956 NRL Cruise Launch Point 4 - Latitude: 29.72 N, Longitude:121.53 W..

1956 July 21 - . 17:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 29.8 N x 121.5 W. Launch Platform: LSD-18. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN5.31 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched on 1956 NRL Cruise Launch Point 5 - Latitude: 29.75 N, Longitude:121.50 W..

1956 July 22 - . 17:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 30.2 N x 121.8 W. Launch Platform: LSD-18. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL NN5.32 Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Summary: Launched on 1956 NRL Cruise Launch Point 6 - Latitude: 30.17 N, Longitude:121.82 W..

1956 July 24 - . 14:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 29.8 N x 121.8 W. Launch Platform: LSD-18. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN5.33 Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: Launched on 1956 NRL Cruise Launch Point 7 - Latitude: 29.75 N, Longitude:121.75 W..

1956 July 25 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 29.7 N x 121.6 W. Launch Platform: LSD-18. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon.
  • NRL NN5.34 Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Summary: Launched on 1956 NRL Cruise Launch Point 8 - Latitude: 29.67 N, Longitude:121.58 W..

1956 July 26 - . 15:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 29.7 N x 121.5 W. Launch Platform: LSD-18. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. LV Configuration: Deacon Rockoon NN5.35.
  • NRL NN5.35 Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Summary: Launched on 1956 NRL Cruise Launch Point 9 - Latitude: 29.72 N, Longitude:121.50 W..

1956 July 27 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 29.5 N x 121.6 W. Launch Platform: LSD-18. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Rockoon. LV Configuration: Deacon Rockoon NN5.36.
  • NRL NN5.36 Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Summary: Launched on 1956 NRL Cruise Launch Point 10 - Latitude: 29.53 N, Longitude:121.62 W..

1957 February 12 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Guam. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon.
  • II5.097 Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1957 February 14 - . 20:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Guam. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon.
  • II5.098 Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1957 February 17 - . 21:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Guam. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon.
  • II5.099 Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1957 August 5 - . 11:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 55.0 N x 54.0 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.01F.
  • SUI 56 Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP1 - - Latitude: 55.00 N - Longitude: 54.00 W..

1957 August 5 - . 16:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 56.6 N x 54.4 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.02F.
  • SUI 57 Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP2 - - Latitude: 56.62 N - Longitude: 54.42 W..

1957 August 6 - . 10:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 62.3 N x 56.3 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.03F.
  • SUI 58 Aeronomy / aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP3 - - Latitude: 62.27 N - Longitude: 56.28 W..

1957 August 6 - . 16:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 63.9 N x 56.2 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.04F.
  • SUI 59 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP4 - - Latitude: 63.93 N - Longitude: 56.15 W..

1957 August 7 - . 03:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 67.3 N x 57.1 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.05F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 60 Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP5 - - Latitude: 67.33 N - Longitude: 57.05 W..

1957 August 7 - . 22:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 72.9 N x 58.5 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.06F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 61 Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP6 - - Latitude: 72.92 N - Longitude: 58.52 W..

1957 August 8 - . 07:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 75.2 N x 63.3 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.07F.
  • SUI 62 Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP7 - - Latitude: 75.20 N - Longitude: 63.32 W..

1957 August 10 - . 05:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 74.3 N x 63.6 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.08F.
  • SUI 63 Aeronomy / aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP8 - - Latitude: 74.30 N - Longitude: 63.57 W..

1957 August 10 - . 23:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 72.1 N x 58.3 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.09F.
  • SUI 64 Aeronomy / aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 77 km (47 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP9 - - Latitude: 72.07 N - Longitude: 58.33 W..

1957 August 11 - . 05:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 70.4 N x 57.0 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.10F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 65 Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP10 - - Latitude: 70.40 N - Longitude: 57.00 W..

1957 August 11 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 66.7 N x 54.9 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.11F.
  • SUI 66 Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP11 - - Latitude: 66.67 N - Longitude: 54.93 W..

1957 August 12 - . 07:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 64.7 N x 54.0 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.12F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 67 Aeronomy / aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP12 - - Latitude: 64.68 N - Longitude: 53.95 W..

1957 August 12 - . 13:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 63.1 N x 53.7 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.13F.
  • SUI 68 Aurora / fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP13 - - Latitude: 63.05 N - Longitude: 53.72 W..

1957 August 13 - . 01:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 60.6 N x 49.3 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.14F.
  • SUI 69 Aeronomy / aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP14 - - Latitude: 60.58 N - Longitude: 49.27 W..

1957 August 14 - . 08:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 59.3 N x 47.8 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.15F.
  • SUI 70 Aeronomy / aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP15 - - Latitude: 59.30 N - Longitude: 47.80 W..

1957 August 14 - . 13:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 57.7 N x 48.2 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.16F.
  • SUI 71 Aurora / fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP16 - - Latitude: 57.73 N - Longitude: 48.15 W..

1957 August 14 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 56.2 N x 48.8 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.17F.
  • SUI 72 Aeronomy / aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP17 - - Latitude: 56.22 N - Longitude: 48.77 W..

1957 August 14 - . 22:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 55.7 N x 48.9 W. Launch Platform: LSD-29. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.18F.
  • SUI 73 Aeronomy / aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi). Summary: Launched at IGY Rockoon Launch Site 1, Atlantic Ocean LP18 - - Latitude: 55.67 N - Longitude: 48.93 W..

1957 September 25 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Farside. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Shot 1 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1957 September 26 - . 17:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 0.8 N x 1.0 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.50F.
  • II5.50F test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Thirty-six Rockoons (balloon-launched rockets) were launched from Navy icebreaker, U.S.S. Glacier, in Atlantic, Pacific, and Antartic areas ranging from 75 N. to 72 S. latitude, as part of the U.S.-IGY scientific program headed by James A. Van Allen and Lawrence J. Cahill of the State University of Iowa (SUI). These were the first known upper atmosphere rocket soundings in the Antartctic area.

    Launched from IGY Rockoon Launch Site 2, Atlantic Ocean - Latitude: 0.83 N, Longitude:0.99 W.


1957 September 27 - . 13:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 25.3 N x 74.4 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.51F.
  • SUI 75 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1957 October 3 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Farside.
  • Shot 2 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

1957 October 4 - . 19:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Atlantic Ocean. Launch Pad: 5.5 N x 89.5 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.52F.
  • SUI 76 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1957 October 7 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Farside. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Shot 3 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 700 km (430 mi).

1957 October 11 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Farside. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Shot 4 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 October 13 - . 18:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 2.2 N x 143.1 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.53F.
  • SUI 77 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 14 - . 21:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 2.3 N x 150.4 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.54F.
  • SUI 78 Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1957 October 16 - . 20:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 7.1 N x 156.6 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.55F.
  • SUI 79 Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 17 - . 00:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 6.5 N x 156.9 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.56F.
  • SUI 80 Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 17 - . 02:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 6.2 N x 157.0 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.57F.
  • SUI 81 Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 17 - . 20:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 3.9 N x 158.0 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.58F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • SUI 82 Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

1957 October 17 - . 23:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 3.4 N x 158.0 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.59F.
  • SUI 83 Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 127 km (78 mi).

1957 October 18 - . 09:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 1.9 N x 159.9 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.60F.
  • SUI 84 Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 18 - . 19:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 0.8 N x 160.5 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.61F.
  • SUI 85 Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 121 km (75 mi).

1957 October 18 - . 23:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 0.4 N x 160.9 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon II5.62F.
  • SUI 86 Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 121 km (75 mi).

1957 October 19 - . 18:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 2.1 S x 161.1 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 87.
  • II5.63F Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1957 October 20 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Farside.
  • Shot 5 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 5,000 km (3,100 mi).

1957 October 20 - . 01:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 2.5 S x 161.4 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 88.
  • II5.64F Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 104 km (64 mi).

1957 October 20 - . 03:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 2.8 S x 161.5 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 89.
  • II5.65F Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 20 - . 20:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 6.6 S x 162.2 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 90.
  • II5.66F Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 22 - . Launch Site: Eniwetok. Launch Platform: Balloon. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Farside.
  • Shot 6 Test/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 5,000 km (3,100 mi).

1957 October 22 - . 22:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 17.7 S x 163.4 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 91.
  • II5.67F Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 26 - . 19:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 39.1 S x 166.0 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 92.
  • II5.68F Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 27 - . 02:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 40.5 S x 166.2 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 93.
  • II5.69F Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 29 - . 00:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 50.7 S x 169.7 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 94.
  • II5.70F Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 30 - . 21:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 60.1 S x 176.1 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 95.
  • II5.71F Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 31 - . 00:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 60.7 S x 176.6 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 96.
  • II5.72F Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 October 31 - . 19:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 65.1 S x 177.9 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 97.
  • II5.73F Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 November 1 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 65.4 S x 177.6 W. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 98.
  • II5.74F Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 November 3 - . 20:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 70.2 S x 175.7 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 99.
  • II5.75F Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 November 3 - . 23:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 70.8 S x 175.8 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 100.
  • II5.76F Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 November 4 - . 01:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 71.2 S x 176.1 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 101.
  • II5.77F Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1957 November 4 - . 03:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 71.5 S x 176.8 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 102.
  • II5.78F Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 November 4 - . 07:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 72.0 S x 176.7 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 103.
  • II5.79F Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 November 4 - . 18:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 70.9 S x 173.6 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 104.
  • II5.80F Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 November 5 - . 01:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 69.5 S x 173.6 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 105.
  • II5.81F Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 November 5 - . 19:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 66.6 S x 174.6 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 106.
  • II5.82F Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

1957 November 5 - . 21:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 66.2 S x 174.7 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 107.
  • II5.83F Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 November 8 - . 20:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 48.3 S x 173.9 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 108.
  • II5.84F Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1957 November 8 - . 23:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 48.0 S x 173.8 E. Launch Platform: AGB-4. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: Loki Rockoon. LV Configuration: Loki Rockoon SUI 109.
  • II5.85F Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SUI. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1992 February 14 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Rockoon. Launch Vehicle: HIMES Rockoon. LV Configuration: HIMES Rockoon RFT-2.
  • HIMES RFT-2 - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

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