GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launching Aircraft: Bombers

B-52G/H Stratofortress



This code covers various B-52G and B-52H aircraft used for SRAM test launches. The aircraft took off from a variety of bases and launched their missiles over the Atlantic off Cape Canaveral. The SRAM missiles were low altitude rockets and are included here mainly to complete the Cape Canaveral launch list. SRAM missiles were also launched by the FB-111 and later by the B-1B. B-52G 57-6518 was used for the 1971 Jul 22 flight at White Sands.


Rockets used: SRAM



Updated: 2021 Nov 30 16:22:27

Launches: B-52GH
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1969 Jul 29SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressHADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1971 Jul 22SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressHADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1972 Jun 15SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressHADCRW07/25WSLP1 106.5W 32.4N (+/- 0.1) 10.0
1974 Aug 20 1109SRAMBULLET BLAST-B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFRW17/35ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1975 Mar 25 1101SRAMBULLET BLITZ II-1-B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFRW17/35ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1975 May 12 1124SRAMBULLET BLITZ II-3-B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFRW17/35ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1975 May 12 1154SRAMBULLET BLITZ II-4-B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFRW17/35ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1975 Nov 13 1316SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFRW17/35ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1975 Nov 14 1230SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFRW17/35ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1975 Nov 24 1315SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFRW17/35ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1977 Apr 14 1159SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressELLSRW13/31ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1977 Dec 14 1254SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressBARKRW15/33ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1978 Mar 1 1200SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressROBIRW15/33ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1978 Jul 20 1149SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFRW17/35ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1978 Dec 13 1158SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressWURTRW07/25ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1979 Feb 7 1157:09SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFX-ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1979 Nov 28 1201:28SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFX-ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1980 Feb 6 1201:42SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFX-ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1980 Jun 22SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressKMR-KMR- 167.7E 9.0N (+/- 0.0) 10.0
1983 Jun 22 1058:41SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFX-ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0
1983 Jul 26 1129:54SRAM--B-52GHB-52G/H StratofortressGFX-ETRGTIDZ 79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0) 10.0