GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launching Aircraft: Bombers

B-57A Canberra NASA 218



B-57A Canberra USAF S/N 52-1418 was transferred to NASA to become NASA 218. It was based at Wallops Island and used for test rocket launches.


Rockets used: Recruit T55



Updated: 2021 Nov 30 16:22:27

Launches: B-57A-218
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1958 Jul 15Recruit T55--B-57A-218B-57A Canberra NASA 218NAOTSRW04/22WILP1 75.5W 37.8N (+/- 0.0) 14.0
1958 Jul 24Recruit T55--B-57A-218B-57A Canberra NASA 218NAOTSRW04/22WILP1 75.5W 37.8N (+/- 0.0) 14.0
1958 Sep 12Recruit T55--B-57A-218B-57A Canberra NASA 218NAOTSRW04/22WILP1 75.5W 37.8N (+/- 0.0) 12.0