GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Aegis Missile Ships

JS Kongo


US Navy photo


The Kongo, first of the Japanese AEGIS ships, was used to launch Aegis SM-3 missiles.


Rockets used: SM-3



Updated: 2021 Nov 30 16:22:24

Launches: DDG-173
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
2007 Dec 17 2208SM-3Stellar Kiji-DDG-173JS KongoKAUPOA-- 159.8W 22.1N (+/- 0.0) 160.0