Encyclopedia Astronautica
NRL


American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA.

Location: Washington, DC.

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Associated People
  • Bartoe Bartoe, Dr John David Francis (1944-) American astrophysicist payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-51-F. More...

Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • Navy SLV American manned lunar lander. Study 1961. The spacecraft for a US Navy lunar landing program that was to place a naval aviator on the moon by 1967. More...
  • GRAB American military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. 9 launches, 1960.04.13 (Dummy subsatellite) to 1965.03.09 (Solrad 7B). GRAB, the first US electronic intelligence (ELINT) satellite, was not declassified until June 1998. More...
  • Early Spring American military anti-satellite system. Studied from 1960, officially cancelled, but possibly developed further as a black program. Early Spring was a conventional ASAT launched by Polaris missiles from US Navy ballistic missile submarines. More...
  • Space Cruiser American manned combat spacecraft. Study 1973. The space cruiser was a US Navy design for a single-place crewed space interceptor designed to destroy Soviet satellites used to track the location of US warships. More...
  • LACE American military strategic defense satellite. One launch, 1990.02.14, USA 51. The Low-power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment was part of a dual payload with RME carrying laser defense experiments. More...
  • Clementine American lunar orbiter. One launch, 1994.01.25. Clementine was jointly sponsored by BMDO and NASA as the Deep Space Program Science Experiment (DSPSE). More...

See also
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Rockaire American air-launched sounding rocket. This USAF version of the Navy Rockair (research rocket launched from aircraft) vehicle consisted of a Deacon rocket launched from an F-86D Sabrejet fighter. More...
  • Vanguard American orbital launch vehicle. Vanguard was the 'civilian' vehicle developed by the US Navy to launch America's first satellite as part of the International Geophysical Year. The Army / von Braun Jupiter-C instead launched the first US satellite after Sputnik and Vanguard's public launch failure. The second stage design led to the Able upper stage for Thor/Atlas, and then to the Delta upper stage still in use in the 21st Century. The original version of Vanguard used a Grand Central final stage. More...
  • Iris American sounding rocket. Sounding rocket developed by Navy, then handed over to NASA. Flown only four times, but then used in unique Hydra-Iris test series. More...

Associated Programs
  • ELINT Various US electronic intelligence satellites, most of them from the Naval Research Laboratory, were orbited in the 1960's and still remain classified. More...
  • Explorer Series of satellites launched by Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the exploration of the space environment (micrometeoroids, charged particles, radiation, etc) from both earth orbital and heliocentric orbital locations. More...
  • Navstar The Navstar GPS (Global Positioning System) program was a joint service effort directed by the United States Department of Defence. Navstar GPS is a space-based radio-positioning system nominally consisting of a 24-satellite constellation that provides navigation and timing information to military and civilian users worldwide. In addition to the satellites, the system consists of a worldwide satellite control network and GPS receiver units that acquire the satellite's signals and translate them into position information. Originally envisioned as primarily a military system, GPS was found to have a wide variety of civilian applications, many of them never conceived by the original system's designers. More...

NRL Chronology


1946 June 28 - . 19:25 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 6.
  • UVS / Ionosphere properties Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 108 km (67 mi). Summary: Launched 12:03 local time. Reached 108.1 km. Carried cosmic radiation, solar radiation, pressure, and temperature experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1946 October 10 - . 18:02 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 12.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 164 km (101 mi). Summary: Launched 11:02 local time. Reached 174.2 km. Carried cosmic and solar radiation, pressure, temperature, biological experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1946 December 5 - . 20:08 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 16.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 167 km (103 mi). Summary: Launched 13:08 local time. Reached 153.2 km. Carried cosmic and solar radiation, pressure, temperature, photo experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1947 January 10 - . 21:13 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 18.
  • Chemical release missio - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Summary: Launched 14:13 local time. Reached 116.5 km. Carried cosmic radiation experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1947 March 7 - . 18:23 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 21.
  • Solar ultraviolet / chemical release / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 161 km (100 mi). Summary: Launched 11:23 local time. Reached 162.9 km. Carried cosmic radiation, pressure, temperature, photo, biological experiments for Naval Research Lab. Took first photograph from 100-mile altitude..

1947 May 15 - . 23:08 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 26. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi). Summary: Launched 16:04 local time. Reached 135.5 km. Carried cosmic and solar radiation, temperature, ionosphere, photo experiments for Naval Research Lab. Landed east of the impact zone on the outskirts of Alamagordo, New Mexico.

1947 July 10 - . 19:18 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 29. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 16 km (9 mi). Summary: Launched 12:18 local time. Reached 16.1 km. Carried cosmic radiation, pressure, temperature, ionosphere, biological (Harvard) experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1948 January 22 - . 20:12 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 34.
  • Chemical release / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 159 km (98 mi). Summary: Launched 13:12 local time. Reached 159.7 km. Carried cosmic radiation, pressure, temperature, ionosphere experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1948 April 19 - . 19:54 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 38. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar ultraviolet / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 56 km (34 mi). Summary: Launched 12:54 local time. Reached 56.1 km. Carried cosmic and solar radiation, pressure, temperature experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1948 August 5 - . 12:07 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 43.
  • Ultraviolet Spectra / Solar X Test / solar ultraviolet / x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 166 km (103 mi). Summary: Launched 05:07 local time. Reached 166.1 km. Carried cosmic and solar radiation, temperature, pressure, ionosphere, photo experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1948 August 6 - . 01:37 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-8. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-8 NRL 1.
  • Aerobee Venus 1 Aeronomy / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 98 km (60 mi). Summary: Solar radiation, pressure, temperature research. Launched at 1837 local time. Reached 96.6 km..

1949 January 28 - . 17:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 45. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Blossom Solar x-ray / ionosphere / aeronomy / biology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi). Summary: Launched 10:20 local time. Reached 60 km. Carried cosmic and solar radiation, pressure, temperature, photo experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1949 January 29 - . 06:17 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-8. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-8 NRL 2.
  • Venus 2 Ionosphere / solar x-rays mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi). Summary: Cosmic radiation, solar radiation, pressure, temperature, ionosphere research. Launched at 2317 local time. Reached 96.6 km..

1949 February 1 - . 18:38 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-8. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-8 NRL 3. FAILURE: Failure..
  • Venus 3 Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Solar radiation research. Launched at 1138 local time. Failure..

1949 June 15 - . 02:03 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-8. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-8 NRL 5.
  • Ozone spectrograph Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 109 km (67 mi). Summary: Solar radiation research. Launched at 1903 local time. Reached 109.5 km..

1949 September 29 - . 16:58 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 49.
  • NRL Ionosphere 1 Solar x-ray / ionosphere / meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 51 km (31 mi). Summary: Launched 09:58 local time. Reached 151.1 km. Carried cosmic and solar radiation, meteorites, pressure experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1950 February 14 - . 23:14 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-8. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-8 NRL 4.
  • Cosmic gamma Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 87 km (54 mi). Summary: Cosmic radiation, pressure, temperature research. Launched at 1614 local time. Reached 87.6 km..

1950 February 17 - . 18:01 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 53.
  • Solar x-ray / chemical release / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 148 km (91 mi). Summary: Launched 11:01 local time. Reached 149 km. Carried cosmic and solar radiation, pressure, temperature experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1950 August 3 - . 23:52 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. Launch Pad: LC35?. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 6. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Sunfollower / SX Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi). Summary: Solar radiation research. Launched at 1652 local time. Reached 6 km..

1951 January 18 - . 20:14 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 54. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar ultraviolet / x-ray / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi). Summary: Launched 13:14 local time. Reached 1.6 km. Carried cosmic and solar radiation experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1951 June 14 - . 13:48 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 55. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar ultraviolet / x-ray / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Carried solar and cosmic radiation experiments for Naval Research Lab..

1952 February 19 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 7. FAILURE: Failure..
  • Sunfollower / SX Solar / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi). Summary: Sky brightness research. Launched at 0745 local time. Failure..

1952 April 30 - . 13:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 8.
  • Ultraviolet detectors Solar ultraviolet / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 128 km (79 mi). Summary: Cosmic radiation, solar radiation research. Launched at 0630 local time. Reached 127.8 km..

1952 May 1 - . 14:59 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 9.
  • Ultraviolet detectors Solar x-ray and ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi). Summary: Solar radiation research. Launched at 0842 local time. Reached 91.8 km..

1952 May 5 - . 13:44 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 10.
  • Ultraviolet detectors Solar x-ray / ultraviolet / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 127 km (78 mi). Summary: Cosmic radiation, solar radiation research. Launched at 0644 local time. Reached 127 km..

1952 August 22 - . 07:33 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 TF3.
  • Test / photography / solar x-ray / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA; NRL. Apogee: 79 km (49 mi). Launched 00:33 local time. Reached 78.2 km. Carried composition, pressure, magnetic field, solar radiation; cosmic radiation (National Institute of Health); sky brightness (Air Research and Development Command) experiments for Naval Research Lab. V-2 number TF-2 was flown as contractor vehicle 59.

1952 September 3 - . 14:49 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 11.
  • Sunfollower / SX Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi). Summary: Solar radiation research. Launched at 0749 local time. Reached 99 km..

1953 February 10 - . 21:09 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 12.
  • Mass spectrometer Aeronomy / chemical / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi). Summary: Composition, cosmic radiation research. Launched at 1409 local time. Reached 137 km..

1953 February 12 - . 07:09 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 13.
  • Mass spectrometer Aeronomy / chemical / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi). Summary: Composition, cosmic radiation research. Launched at 0009 local time. Reached 137.3 km..

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 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 - . 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 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..

1953 November 19 - . 22:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 14.
  • Oxygen content Solar x-ray / ultraviolet / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 112 km (69 mi). Summary: Solar spectrum research. Launched at 1540 local time. Reached 112.6 km..

1953 November 25 - . 15:46 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 15.
  • Oxygen content Solar x-ray / ultraviolet / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi). Summary: Solar spectrum research. Launched at 0846 local time. Reached 95.1 km..

1953 December 1 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 16.
  • Oxygen content Solar x-ray / ultraviolet / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi). Summary: Solar spectrum research. Launched at 0830 local time. Reached 129.6 km..

1954 February 2 - . 18:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 20.
  • Sunfollower UVS Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 101 km (62 mi). Summary: Solar ultraviolet research. Launched at 1135 local time. Reached 101 km..

1954 April 9 - . 21:12 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 18.
  • Mass spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 143 km (88 mi). Summary: Gas composition research. Launched at 1412 local time. Reached 143 km..

1954 April 10 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 19. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Mass spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi). Summary: Gas composition research. Launched at 0200 local time. Reached 5 km..

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 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 22 - . 19:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat FW. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
  • Gamma ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

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 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..

1954 October 5 - . 18:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10b. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10b RTV-N-10b.
  • Remote sensing mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi). Summary: Rocket performance test. Launched at 1115 local time. Reached 158 km..

1955 February 21 - . 18:25 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10c. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10c NRL 29.
  • Sunfollower / UVS Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi). Summary: Solar spectrum research. Launched at 1125 local time. Reached 115 km..

1955 March 19 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 26.
  • Airglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi). Summary: Night airglow research. Launched at 2300 local time. Reached 114.3 km..

1955 July 8 - . 08:39 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 23.
  • Mass spectrometers Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi). Summary: Ion composition research. Launched at 0139 local time. Reached 113.4 km..

1955 July 13 - . 06:59 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10a. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10a NRL 27.
  • Mass spectrometers Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi). Summary: Gas composition research. Launched at 2359 local time. Reached 69.2 km..

1955 August 25 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 37. FAILURE: Failure.
  • XRV-N-13 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi). Summary: Rocket performance test. Launched at 0600 local time. Reached 4 km..

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 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 - . 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 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 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 - . 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 18 - . 22:49 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10c. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10c NRL 34.
  • Solar La / airglow Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 101 km (62 mi). Summary: Solar spectrum research. Launched at 1549 local time. Reached 150 km..

1955 October 22 - . 00:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10c. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10c NRL 35.
  • Solar La / airglow Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi). Summary: Solar spectrum research. Launched at 1720 local time. Reached 134.5 km..

1955 November 4 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10c. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10c NRL 36.
  • Solar La / airglow Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 135 km (83 mi). Summary: Solar spectrum research. Launched at 0830 local time. Reached 158 km..

1955 November 17 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 25.
  • Meteorites / ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi). Summary: Night airglow, meteors research. Launched at 0200 local time. Reached 105 km..

1955 November 29 - . 17:16 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 24.
  • Mass spectrometers Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 132 km (82 mi). Summary: Ion composition research. Launched at 1016 local time. Reached 132 km..

1955 December 9 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 38. FAILURE: Failure.
  • XRV-N-13 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Rocket performance test. Launched at 0750 local time..

1955 December 13 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10a. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10a NRL 28.
  • Airglow / Mass spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 142 km (88 mi). Summary: Gas composition research. Launched at 2200 local time. Reached 142 km..

1956 May 1 - . 22:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 39. FAILURE: Failure.
  • RV-N-13a test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi). Summary: Rocket performance test. Launched at 1505 local time. Reached 4 km..

1956 May 8 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 42. FAILURE: Failure.
  • RV-N-13a test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi). Summary: Solar radiation research. Launched at 0754 local time. Reached 143.3 km..

1956 June 4 - . 14:13 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 46. FAILURE: Failure.
  • RV-N-13a test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi). Summary: Sunfollower spectrograph. Launched at 0713 local time. Reached 58 km..

1956 June 22 - . 19:42 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 22. FAILURE: Failure.
  • D-region Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi). Summary: Ionosphere research. Launched at 1242 local time. Reached 5 km..

1956 June 29 - . 19:09 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 50 (RV-N-13b).
  • RV-N-13b Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 264 km (164 mi). Summary: Ionosphere research. Launched at 1200 local time. Reached 261 km..

1956 July 5 - . 07:52 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10c. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10c NRL 33.
  • Night airglow / B Magnetosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 162 km (100 mi). Summary: Magnetic belt, night airglow research. Launched at 0052 local time. Reached 162 km..

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..

1956 November 5 - . 07:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 45 (RV-N-13b). FAILURE: Failure..
  • NRL NN3.02 Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Aurora, magnetic field research. Also known as IGY NN3.02. Launched at 1301 local time. Altitude not reported; possible failure..

1956 November 15 - . 19:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 47 (RV-N-13b).
  • NRL NN3.07F Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi). Summary: Ionosphere research. Also known as IGY NN3.09. Launched at 1332 local time. Reached 119 km..

1956 November 17 - . 16:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 43 (RV-N-13b).
  • NRL NN3.12 Aeronomy / chemical / solar lyra-alpha spectrometry / x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 209 km (129 mi). Summary: Atmospheric structure research. Also known as IGY NN3.12. Launched at 1048 local time. Reached 195 km..

1956 November 21 - . 05:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 48 (RV-N-13c).
  • NRL NN3.17 Ionosphere / aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi). Summary: Air and ion composition research. Also known as IGY NN3.17. Launched at 2321 local time. Reached 255 km..

1957 March 29 - . 04:51 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10c. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10c NRL 31.
  • NRL NN2.26 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 135 km (83 mi). Summary: Night sky research. Launched at 2151 local time. Reached 135 km..

1957 April 11 - . 16:31 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 40 (RV-N-13c).
  • Vanguard test Satellite test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 204 km (126 mi). Summary: Vanguard test. Rocket performance, satellite instrumentation test. Launched at 0931 local time. Reached 204 km..

1957 April 30 - . 15:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 41 (RV-N-13c).
  • RV-N-13c test / meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 289 km (179 mi). Summary: Rocket performance flight test. Launched at 0810 local time. Reached 289 km..

1957 May 3 - . 14:04 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NRL 44 (RV-N-13c).
  • Sunfollower / UVS Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 204 km (126 mi). Summary: Sunfollower spectrograph. Launched at 0704 local time. Reached 204 km..

1957 July 2 - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.37F.
  • NRL NN7.37F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 93 km (57 mi).

1957 July 3 - . 09:28 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.38F.
  • NRL NN7.38F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1957 July 4 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.08F.
  • NRL NN3.08F Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 237 km (147 mi).

1957 July 5 - . 05:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.09F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN3.09F Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 16 km (9 mi).

1957 July 15 - . 14:23 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.39F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN7.39F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 28 km (17 mi).

1957 July 23 - . 16:29 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.40F.
  • NRL NN7.40F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi).

1957 July 29 - . 21:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.13F.
  • NRL NN3.13F Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

1957 August 5 - . 12:10 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.41F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN7.41F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi).

1957 August 20 - . 09:49 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.42F/DAN-20.
  • NRL NN7.42F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1957 September 17 - . 14:04 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-10. LV Configuration: Aerobee RTV-N-10 NRL 21.
  • Sunfollower / UVS Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 51 km (31 mi). Summary: Solar spectrum research. Launched at 0704 local time. Reached 51.1 km..

1958 January 26 - . 04:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.03F.
  • NRL NN3.03F Aeronomy/Plasma/Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

1958 February 3 - . 18:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.10F.
  • NRL NN3.10F Test / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 138 km (85 mi).

1958 February 4 - . 06:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.11F.
  • NRL NN3.11F Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 234 km (145 mi).

1958 February 18 - . 17:21 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 100. LV Configuration: Aerobee 100 NRL 51.
  • Aerobee Jr Test / imaging mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1958 February 22 - . 02:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.18F.
  • NRL NN3.18F Ionosphere / aurora / x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 225 km (139 mi).

1958 February 24 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.14F.
  • NRL NN3.14F Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 207 km (128 mi).

1958 March 16 - . 04:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.04.
  • NRL NN3.04 Aeronomy/Fields/Ultraviolet Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 144 km (89 mi).

1958 March 22 - . 06:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.05.
  • Aeronomy/Fields/Ultraviolet Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 168 km (104 mi).

1958 March 23 - . 18:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.19F.
  • Neutral gas Aurora / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 202 km (125 mi).

1958 May 5 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee. LV Configuration: Aerobee NN3.22F.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 214 km (132 mi).

1958 July 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Arcon. LV Configuration: Arcon NRL-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1958 July 22 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Arcon. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1958 October 31 - . 19:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.15F.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1958 November 3 - . 16:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.20F.
  • Composition Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

1958 November 16 - . 06:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.06F.
  • Auroral/Fields/Ultraviolet Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 163 km (101 mi).

1958 November 24 - . 06:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.21F.
  • Electron density Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 207 km (128 mi).

1958 November 29 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.16F.
  • Auroral / Ultraviolet Phot Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 202 km (125 mi).

1958 December 1 - . 19:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 300. LV Configuration: Aerobee 300 NN10.001. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Field / ne probe Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

1958 December 3 - . 18:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 300. LV Configuration: Aerobee 300 NN10.002.
  • Field / ne probe Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 225 km (139 mi).

1959 March 13 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.24F.
  • Solar ultraviolet / solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

1959 March 30 - . 16:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL 52.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 238 km (147 mi).

1959 July 21 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.23F.
  • Solar ultraviolet / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi).

1959 November 6 - . 07:25 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NN2.78C.
  • Airglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 142 km (88 mi).

1959 November 30 - . 09:58 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee. LV Configuration: Aerobee NRL 30.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1960 April 19 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee Hi. LV Configuration: Aerobee Hi NN3.60.
  • NN3.60 Pinhole camera Solar ultraviolet / solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1960 May 27 - . 04:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL 59.
  • NRL 49? Extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 193 km (119 mi).

1960 June 15 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NC3.107.
  • NRL-57 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 224 km (139 mi).

1960 June 27 - . 13:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NC3.108.
  • NRL-58 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1960 August 2 - . 13:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NN2.32.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 148 km (91 mi).

1960 November 10 - . 02:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 ND3.101.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

1960 November 29 - . 11:16 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NB3.103.
  • NRL NB3.103 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi).

1961 April 18 - . 04:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NB3.104.
  • NRL NB3.104 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 242 km (150 mi).

1961 June 17 - . 07:29 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 ND3.112.
  • NRL ND3.112 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi).

1961 June 21 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.102.
  • NRL NE3.102 Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 271 km (168 mi).

1961 August 29 - . 14:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.110.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1961 November 1 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 ND3.122.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 212 km (131 mi).

1961 November 30 - . 17:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.123.
  • Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 238 km (147 mi).

1962 April 17 - . 17:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NA3.114F?.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 286 km (177 mi).

1962 August 22 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.128.
  • Solar extreme ultraviolet / x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 234 km (145 mi).

1963 February 15 - . 16:34 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NC3.134.
  • Bennett Mass Spec Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 239 km (148 mi).

1963 February 18 - . 17:43 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.140.
  • Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 306 km (190 mi).

1963 April 4 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NB3.118.
  • Solar X-rays Spectrum 1 Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 205 km (127 mi).

1963 April 30 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NB3.130.
  • Ultraviolet Photometer Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi).

1963 May 10 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.140R.
  • Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 214 km (132 mi).

1963 May 21 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NB3.119.
  • Far ultraviolet Telescope Far ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1963 June 6 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NC3.115F.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 208 km (129 mi).

1963 July 25 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NB3.124.
  • Solar X-rays Spectrum 2 Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 August 1 - . 08:06 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NC3.?.
  • Bennett Mass Spec 2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 232 km (144 mi).

1963 September 20 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.151.
  • SX solar spectrum Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 208 km (129 mi).

1963 November 27 - . 17:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.153.
  • Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 216 km (134 mi).

1964 January 11 - . 20:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC1E. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D SLV-2. LV Configuration: Thor SLV-2 Agena D 390 / Agena D 2354.
  • Solrad 7A; NRL Solar Rad - . Payload: GRAB 5. Mass: 45 kg (99 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: GRAB. USAF Sat Cat: 730 . COSPAR: 1964-001D. Apogee: 920 km (570 mi). Perigee: 902 km (560 mi). Inclination: 69.9000 deg. Period: 103.20 min. Summary: Solar radiation data. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • Unidentified - . Payload: NRL PL135. Mass: 40 kg (88 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Program: ELINT. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NRL ELINT. USAF Sat Cat: 731 . COSPAR: 1964-001E. Apogee: 919 km (571 mi). Perigee: 902 km (560 mi). Inclination: 69.9000 deg. Period: 103.20 min. Summary: Identified by McDowell as probable NRL ELINT satellite..
  • GGSE 1 - . Mass: 39 kg (85 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Technology. Type: Gravity gradient technology satellite. Spacecraft: GGSE. USAF Sat Cat: 728 . COSPAR: 1964-001B. Apogee: 916 km (569 mi). Perigee: 899 km (558 mi). Inclination: 69.9000 deg. Period: 103.20 min. Summary: Gravity gradient stabilization tests. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .

1964 February 17 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 ND3.143.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 268 km (166 mi).

1964 May 6 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.154.
  • Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 238 km (147 mi).

1964 June 16 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NB3.147.
  • Ultraviolet / extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 127 km (78 mi).

1964 July 7 - . 22:43 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NB3.164.
  • Crab nebula lunar occulation X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 295 km (183 mi).

1964 November 12 - . 19:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.155.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 189 km (117 mi).

1964 November 19 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.154R.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 219 km (136 mi).

1964 November 25 - . 11:34 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NB3.161.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1965 January 21 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NA3.163.
  • Solar extreme ultraviolet / x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 235 km (146 mi).

1965 January 30 - . 07:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NF3.162.
  • Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

1965 March 30 - . 05:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 ND3.159.
  • Aeronomy / ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 217 km (134 mi).

1965 April 20 - . 15:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NE3.156.
  • Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 201 km (124 mi).

1965 April 27 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NB3.176.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 193 km (119 mi).

1965 May 4 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NF3.162R. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1965 September 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1965 October 5 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.184.
  • Ultraviolet / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 171 km (106 mi).

1965 October 23 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL ND3.167.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 254 km (157 mi).

1965 October 29 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NF3.162R.
  • Infrared Telescope Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 205 km (127 mi).

1965 November 19 - . 04:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA3A. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout X-4. LV Configuration: Scout X-4 S138R.
  • Explorer 30 - . Payload: Solar Explorer A. Mass: 57 kg (125 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Program: Explorer. Class: Astronomy. Type: Solar astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: IQSY. USAF Sat Cat: 1738 . COSPAR: 1965-093A. Apogee: 856 km (531 mi). Perigee: 671 km (416 mi). Inclination: 59.7000 deg. Period: 100.10 min. Summary: Solar radiation data. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B). .

1965 December 8 - . 13:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 3. LV Configuration: Black Brant III NC7.179.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1966 January 27 - . 01:29 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NC3.186.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 243 km (150 mi).

1966 February 1 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NE3.156R.
  • Spectroheliograph Solar soft x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 209 km (129 mi).

1966 February 21 - . 13:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 3. LV Configuration: Black Brant III NC7.181.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1966 February 21 - . 19:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 3. LV Configuration: Black Brant III NC7.180.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1966 February 21 - . 20:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 3. LV Configuration: Black Brant III NC7.178.
  • O2 density Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 196 km (121 mi).

1966 July 19 - . 03:36 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NASA 04.144DG.
  • NRL NB3.165 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; NRL. Apogee: 134 km (83 mi).

1966 July 27 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NE3.190.
  • Heliograph XUV-H1? Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

1966 September 2 - . 22:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NA3.182.
  • NRL NA3.182 Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 206 km (128 mi).

1966 October 4 - . 20:29 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NA3.160.
  • KP3.18 Solar x-ray / test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL; KPNO. Apogee: 154 km (95 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 10:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NASA 04.191DS.
  • NRL ND3.188 XUV-H2? Solar extreme ultraviolet / eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; NRL. Apogee: 174 km (108 mi).

1966 December 14 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.194.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1967 March 17 - . 03:48 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NASA 04.194DG.
  • NRL NB3.191 / FUIIS Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; NRL. Apogee: 193 km (119 mi).

1967 May 9 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NASA 04.192DS.
  • NRL ND3.199 XUV-H3? Solar optical / extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL; NASA. Apogee: 182 km (113 mi).

1967 May 16 - . 08:32 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.177.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 148 km (91 mi).

1967 May 31 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC2W. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D SLV-2. LV Configuration: Thor SLV-2 Agena D 443 / Agena D SS-01B 2704.
  • Calsphere 4 - . Payload: Agena D 2704 / OPS 5712. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Calsphere. USAF Sat Cat: 2826 . COSPAR: 1967-053A. Apogee: 834 km (518 mi). Perigee: 815 km (506 mi). Inclination: 69.9000 deg. Period: 101.40 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • Surcal (152) - . Payload: NRL PL152 / OPS 5712. Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Surcal. USAF Sat Cat: 2873 . COSPAR: 1967-053G. Apogee: 910 km (560 mi). Perigee: 902 km (560 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.10 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • Timation 1 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Program: Navstar. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Timation. USAF Sat Cat: 2847 . COSPAR: 1967-053E. Apogee: 900 km (550 mi). Perigee: 894 km (555 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 102.90 min. Summary: Navigation experiments leading eventually to Navstar/GPS system. Operated for 74 months..
  • GGSE 5 - . Payload: NRL PL154?. Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Technology. Type: Gravity gradient technology satellite. Spacecraft: GGSE. USAF Sat Cat: 2834 . COSPAR: 1967-053D. Apogee: 913 km (567 mi). Perigee: 906 km (562 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.20 min. Summary: Gravity gradient stabilization tests. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • GGSE 4 - . Payload: NRL PL151?. Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Technology. Type: Gravity gradient technology satellite. Spacecraft: GGSE. USAF Sat Cat: 2828 . COSPAR: 1967-053C. Apogee: 910 km (560 mi). Perigee: 903 km (561 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.10 min. Summary: Gravity gradient stabilization tests. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • Calsphere 3 - . Payload: NRL PL159. Mass: 38 kg (83 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Calsphere. USAF Sat Cat: 2872 . COSPAR: 1967-053F. Apogee: 906 km (562 mi). Perigee: 900 km (550 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.10 min. Summary: Surveillance Calibration. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • Surcal (153) - . Payload: NRL PL153 / OPS 5712. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Surcal. USAF Sat Cat: 2874 . COSPAR: 1967-053H. Apogee: 912 km (566 mi). Perigee: 905 km (562 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.20 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • SURCAL 150B - . Payload: NRL PL150B. Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: SURCAL. USAF Sat Cat: 2909 . COSPAR: 1967-053J. Apogee: 816 km (507 mi). Perigee: 805 km (500 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 101.10 min. Summary: 16 inch dia. calibration sphere. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .

1967 August 12 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NC3.187.
  • Ion Composition Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1967 September 8 - . 03:21 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.196.
  • Stellar X-ray X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1967 November 14 - . 10:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NASA 04.229UG.
  • Ultraviolet stellar spectra Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; NRL. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi).

1968 January 22 - . 17:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NA3.201.
  • KP3.25 BCS / PC Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL; KPNO. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1968 March 5 - . 18:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA3A. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout B. LV Configuration: Scout B S160C. FAILURE: Partial Failure.. Failed Stage: 4.
  • Explorer 37 - . Payload: Solar Explorer B. Mass: 198 kg (436 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Program: Explorer. Class: Astronomy. Type: Solar astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: Solrad. Decay Date: 1990-11-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 3141 . COSPAR: 1968-017A. Apogee: 433 km (269 mi). Perigee: 353 km (219 mi). Inclination: 59.3000 deg. Period: 92.40 min. Summary: Solar Explorer B; radiation data; off-nominal orbit..

1968 March 29 - . 06:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NF3.171.
  • Infrared Telescope Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

1968 April 7 - . 05:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.204.
  • Stellar X-ray Scan X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi).

1968 August 14 - . 16:37 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NE3.183. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar radiation Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 79 km (49 mi).

1969 March 28 - . 07:01 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.205.
  • Stellar X-ray X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 161 km (100 mi).

1969 September 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NRL NE4.234. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1969 September 21 - . 08:05 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.202.
  • Stellar Lyman Alpha Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 184 km (114 mi).

1969 September 30 - . 13:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC1W. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Thorad Agena D SLV-2G. LV Configuration: Thorad SLV-2G Agena D 525 / Agena D.
  • Surcal - . Payload: NRL PL162 / OPS 7613. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Surcal. USAF Sat Cat: 4237 . COSPAR: 1969-082E. Apogee: 925 km (574 mi). Perigee: 899 km (558 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.30 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A)..
  • SOICAL Cone - . Payload: S69-4 Cone. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: SOICAL. USAF Sat Cat: 4132 . COSPAR: 1969-082K. Apogee: 870 km (540 mi). Perigee: 844 km (524 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 102.10 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A)..
  • SOICAL Cylinder - . Payload: S69-4 Cylinder. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: SOICAL. USAF Sat Cat: 4166 . COSPAR: 1969-082J. Apogee: 812 km (504 mi). Perigee: 791 km (491 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 100.90 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A)..
  • Tempsat 2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Tempsat. USAF Sat Cat: 4168 . COSPAR: 1969-082H. Apogee: 924 km (574 mi). Perigee: 899 km (558 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.20 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A)..
  • Surcal - . Payload: NRL PL164 / OPS 7613. Mass: 40 kg (88 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Program: ELINT. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NRL ELINT. USAF Sat Cat: 4295 . COSPAR: 1969-082G. Apogee: 926 km (575 mi). Perigee: 899 km (558 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.30 min. Summary: Identified by McDowell as probable NRL ELINT satellite..
  • Surcal - . Payload: NRL PL163 / OPS 7613. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Surcal. USAF Sat Cat: 4247 . COSPAR: 1969-082F. Apogee: 925 km (574 mi). Perigee: 898 km (557 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.20 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A)..
  • Surcal - . Payload: NRL PL176 / OPS 7613. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Surcal. USAF Sat Cat: 4256 . COSPAR: 1969-082B. Apogee: 918 km (570 mi). Perigee: 893 km (554 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.10 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A)..
  • Timation 2 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Program: Navstar. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Timation. USAF Sat Cat: 4257 . COSPAR: 1969-082C. Apogee: 925 km (574 mi). Perigee: 898 km (557 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.20 min. Summary: Navigation experiments leading eventually to Navstar/GPS system. Operated for 6 years..
  • Surcal - . Payload: NRL PL161 / OPS 7613. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Surcal. USAF Sat Cat: 4259 . COSPAR: 1969-082D. Apogee: 928 km (576 mi). Perigee: 899 km (558 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 103.30 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A)..

1969 October 14 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NC3.136.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 217 km (134 mi).

1969 November 8 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5B. LV Configuration: Black Brant VB NRL NF9.207.
  • Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 189 km (117 mi).

1970 January 24 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NF3.193.
  • Solar infrared Solar infrared mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 207 km (128 mi).

1970 March 1 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.237.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

1970 March 7 - . 18:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA1. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.03DS.
  • NRL NE4.238 Eclipse / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; NRL. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1970 May 25 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.211.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 February 17 - . 03:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC10W. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner 2. LV Configuration: Thor Burner 2 249.
  • Calsphere 5 - . Payload: NRL PL170C / OPS 5268. Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Calsphere. Decay Date: 1990-01-07 . USAF Sat Cat: 4963 . COSPAR: 1971-012E. Apogee: 360 km (220 mi). Perigee: 340 km (210 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Summary: Radar calibarion sphere. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • Calsphere 4 - . Payload: NRL PL170B / OPS 5268. Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Calsphere. Decay Date: 1989-09-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 4958 . COSPAR: 1971-012D. Apogee: 502 km (311 mi). Perigee: 486 km (301 mi). Inclination: 98.4000 deg. Period: 94.50 min. Summary: Radar calibarion sphere. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • Calsphere 3A - . Payload: NRL PL170A / OPS 5268. Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Military. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft: Calsphere. Decay Date: 1989-10-17 . USAF Sat Cat: 4957 . COSPAR: 1971-012C. Apogee: 531 km (329 mi). Perigee: 509 km (316 mi). Inclination: 98.4000 deg. Period: 95.00 min. Summary: Radar calibarion sphere. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .

1971 February 25 - . 01:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5B.
  • Airglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 275 km (170 mi).

1971 March 27 - . 02:44 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.245.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 July 8 - . 22:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA3A. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout B. LV Configuration: Scout B S177C.
  • Explorer 44 - . Payload: Solar Explorer C. Mass: 118 kg (260 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Program: Explorer. Class: Astronomy. Type: Solar astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: Solrad. Decay Date: 1979-12-15 . USAF Sat Cat: 5317 . COSPAR: 1971-058A. Apogee: 632 km (392 mi). Perigee: 433 km (269 mi). Inclination: 51.1000 deg. Period: 95.20 min. Summary: Solar radition data. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B). .

1971 October 8 - . 08:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NRL NC4.253.
  • Far ultraviolet Stellar photometer Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 November 11 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NRL NB4.244.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1971 December 14 - . 12:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC1W. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Thorad Agena D SLV-2G. LV Configuration: Thorad SLV-2G Agena D 568.
  • OPS 7898 P/L 1 - . Payload: NRL PL171 / OPS 7898. Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Spacecraft: NOSS. USAF Sat Cat: 5678 . COSPAR: 1971-110A. Apogee: 999 km (620 mi). Perigee: 983 km (610 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 104.90 min. Summary: Ocean surveillance; White Cloud (?) type spacecraft; test flight. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • OPS 7898 P/L 2 - . Payload: NRL PL172 / OPS 7898. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Spacecraft: NOSS. USAF Sat Cat: 5680 . COSPAR: 1971-110C. Apogee: 999 km (620 mi). Perigee: 983 km (610 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 104.90 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • OPS 7898 P/L 3 - . Payload: NRL PL173 / OPS 7898. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Spacecraft: NOSS. USAF Sat Cat: 5681 . COSPAR: 1971-110D. Apogee: 997 km (619 mi). Perigee: 982 km (610 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 104.90 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • OPS 7898 P/L 4 - . Payload: NRL PL174 / OPS 7898. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Spacecraft: NOSS. USAF Sat Cat: 5682 . COSPAR: 1971-110E. Apogee: 997 km (619 mi). Perigee: 981 km (609 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 104.90 min. Summary: Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .

1972 March 2 - . 18:27 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NA3.218.
  • Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 April 1 - . 03:47 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NB3.254.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 May 12 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170A. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170A NASA 13.19DG.
  • NRL NB4.255 Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL; NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 October 11 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5A. LV Configuration: Black Brant VA NRL NF9.250.
  • Auroral infrared Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 144 km (89 mi).

1972 November 1 - . 05:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NRL NB4.257.
  • NRL NB4.257 Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1973 October 17 - . 21:03 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. Launch Vehicle: Aries. LV Configuration: Aries NRL NB24.265.
  • Dummy payload test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1974 March 17 - . 19:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Super Chief. Launch Vehicle: Super Chief II.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Airglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1974 June 18 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Vehicle: Aries. LV Configuration: Aries NRL NB24.268.
  • Test / astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 03:31 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NRL NC3.256.
  • NRL P3 Probe - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 229 km (142 mi).

1974 December 28 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Vehicle: Aries. LV Configuration: Aries NRL NB24.275. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Crab Occultation Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1976 December 16 - . 01:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Vehicle: Aries. LV Configuration: Aries NRL NB24.277.
  • IMS Test Rocket Test / astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 512 km (318 mi).

1977 January 26 - . 08:25 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Vehicle: Aries. LV Configuration: Aries NRL NB24.276.
  • Astro 8-1 (A8) X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Apogee: 347 km (215 mi).

1990 June 8 - . 05:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 405A. LV Configuration: Titan 405A K-4 (45H-4).
  • USA 59 - . Payload: NOSS 9. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-2. USAF Sat Cat: 20641 . COSPAR: 1990-050A. Apogee: 284 km (176 mi). Perigee: 268 km (166 mi). Inclination: 61.0000 deg. Period: 90.00 min. Summary: First launch by Titan 4 of new generation of NOSS naval reconnaissance satellites. However earlier NOSS weighed only 2,000 kg; Titan 4 booster has seven times this capacity. What else was launched?.
  • USA 62 - . Payload: NOSS-Subsat 9-1. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-2 subsatellite. USAF Sat Cat: 20692 . COSPAR: 1990-050D. Apogee: 1,303 km (810 mi). Perigee: 920 km (572 mi). Inclination: 63.4240 deg. Period: 107.44 min.
  • USA 60 - . Payload: NOSS-Subsat 9-1. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-2 subsatellite. USAF Sat Cat: 20682 . COSPAR: 1990-050B. Apogee: 1,146 km (712 mi). Perigee: 1,071 km (665 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg. Period: 107.45 min.
  • USA 61 - . Payload: NOSS-Subsat 9-2. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-2 subsatellite. USAF Sat Cat: 20691 . COSPAR: 1990-050C. Apogee: 1,304 km (810 mi). Perigee: 920 km (571 mi). Inclination: 63.4250 deg. Period: 107.44 min.

1991 November 8 - . 07:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4E. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 403A. LV Configuration: Titan 403A K-8 (45F-2).
  • USA 72 - . Payload: NOSS 10. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-2. USAF Sat Cat: 21775 . COSPAR: 1991-076A. Apogee: 1,321 km (820 mi). Perigee: 799 km (496 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg. Period: 106.40 min. Summary: Second launch by Titan 4 of new generation of NOSS naval reconnaissance satellites. However earlier NOSS weighed only 2,000 kg; Titan 4 booster has seven times this capacity. What else was launched?.
  • USA 76 - . Payload: NOSS-Subsat 10-2. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-2 subsatellite. USAF Sat Cat: 21808 . COSPAR: 1991-076D. Apogee: 1,270 km (789 mi). Perigee: 954 km (593 mi). Inclination: 63.4280 deg. Period: 107.44 min.
  • USA 77 - . Payload: NOSS-Subsat 10-3. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-2 subsatellite. USAF Sat Cat: 21809 . COSPAR: 1991-076E. Apogee: 1,270 km (789 mi). Perigee: 954 km (593 mi). Inclination: 63.4270 deg. Period: 107.44 min.
  • USA 74 - . Payload: NOSS-Subsat 10-1. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-2 subsatellite. USAF Sat Cat: 21799 . COSPAR: 1991-076C. Apogee: 1,270 km (789 mi). Perigee: 954 km (593 mi). Inclination: 63.4270 deg. Period: 107.44 min.

1995 February 3 - . 05:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-63.
  • Spartan 204 - . Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Program: STS. Class: Astronomy. Type: X-ray astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: Spartan. Decay Date: 1995-02-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 23470 . COSPAR: 1995-004B. Apogee: 389 km (241 mi). Perigee: 388 km (241 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 92.30 min. Summary: Retrievable payload to observe galactic dust in far UV; deployed from STS 63 2/7/95, retrieved 2/9/95..

1996 May 12 - . 21:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4E. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 403A. LV Configuration: Titan 403A K-22 (45F-11).
  • USA 119 - . Payload: SDS B-2. Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft: SDS-2. USAF Sat Cat: 23893 . COSPAR: 1996-029A. Apogee: 1,165 km (723 mi). Perigee: 1,051 km (653 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg. Period: 107.44 min. Summary: Unknown orbit.
  • USA 122 - . Payload: NOSS B-4. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-2. USAF Sat Cat: 23862 . COSPAR: 1996-029D. Apogee: 1,156 km (718 mi). Perigee: 1,060 km (650 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg.
  • USA 123 - . Payload: TIPS Ralph. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Technology. Type: Tether technology satellite. Spacecraft: TIPS. USAF Sat Cat: 23936 . COSPAR: 1996-029E. Apogee: 1,032 km (641 mi). Perigee: 1,010 km (620 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg. Summary: ??? .
  • USA 121 - . Payload: SSU. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-Subsat. USAF Sat Cat: 23908 . COSPAR: 1996-029C. Apogee: 1,160 km (720 mi). Perigee: 1,055 km (655 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg.
  • USA 120 - . Payload: SSU. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: NOSS-Subsat. USAF Sat Cat: 23907 . COSPAR: 1996-029B. Apogee: 1,157 km (718 mi). Perigee: 1,058 km (657 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg.
  • USA 124 - . Payload: TIPS Norton. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Technology. Type: Tether technology satellite. Spacecraft: TIPS. USAF Sat Cat: 23937 . COSPAR: 1996-029F. Apogee: 1,032 km (641 mi). Perigee: 1,010 km (620 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg.

1998 October 3 - . 10:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576E. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: ARPA Taurus. LV Configuration: ARPA Taurus T3 1110.
  • STEX - . Payload: STEX. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO. Manufacturer: NRL. Class: Technology. Type: Ion engine technology satellite. Spacecraft: STEX. USAF Sat Cat: 25489 . COSPAR: 1998-055A. Apogee: 759 km (472 mi). Perigee: 744 km (462 mi). Inclination: 84.9859 deg. Period: 99.77 min. Tested TAL-D55 plasma engine and was to be part of the NRO's ATex tether experiment. The ATeX lower end mass was meant to remain attached to the STEX parent spacecraft, but with only 21 m of tether deployed, it appeared the tether was so far off vertical that automatic safety systems jettisoned the base to protect the remainder of the STEX satellite. Thus, the upper and lower ATeX end masses were in orbit as one object connected by a 21 m tether, and designated USA 141 (1998-055C). The main STEX satellite was in orbit as a separate object, 1998-055A.
  • USA 141 - . Payload: ATEX. Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; NRL. Class: Technology. Type: Tether technology satellite. Spacecraft: TiPS. USAF Sat Cat: 25615 . COSPAR: 1998-055C. Apogee: 766 km (476 mi). Perigee: 750 km (466 mi). Inclination: 84.9910 deg. Period: 99.90 min. NRO's ATeX (Advanced Tether eXperiment) reportedly failed on January 16. The ATeX lower end mass was meant to remain attached to the STEX parent spacecraft, but with only 21 m of tether deployed, it appeared the tether was so far off vertical that automatic safety systems jettisoned the base to protect the remainder of the STEX satellite. Thus, the upper and lower ATeX end masses were in orbit as one object connected by a 21 m tether, and designated USA 141 (1998-055C). The main STEX satellite was in orbit as a separate object, 1998-055A.

2006 June 21 - . 22:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17A. Launch Pad: SLC17A. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Delta 7925-9.5. LV Configuration: Delta 7925-9.5 D316.
  • USA 189 - . Payload: MiTEx Vehicle. Nation: USA. Agency: NRL. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Mitex. USAF Sat Cat: 29242 . COSPAR: 2006-024C.

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