GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Aegis Missile Ships

USS Richmond K. Turner


US Navy photo


The Richmond K. Turner was used in 1992-95 to launch the Terrier/LEAP tests, which were precursors to the SM-3 AEGIS.


Rockets used: Terrier LEAP



Updated: 2021 Nov 30 16:22:24

Launches: CG-20
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1992 Sep 24Terrier LEAPFTV-1 (Dummy LEAP)-CG-20USS Richmond K. TurnerPM--- 119.1W 34.1N (+/- 0.0) 30.0
1995 Mar 4 1020Terrier LEAPFTV-3-CG-20USS Richmond K. TurnerAONC--- 73.7W 33.8N (+/- 0.0) 30.0
1995 Mar 28Terrier LEAPFTV-4-CG-20USS Richmond K. TurnerAONC--- 73.7W 33.8N (+/- 0.0) 30.0