GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launching Aircraft: Fighters

F-4B Phantom S/N 149451


US Navy


The F-4B Phantom was used by the Naval Missile Center for Sparoair III launches. It is thought that only two flights were carried out.


Rockets used: Sparoair III



Updated: 2021 Nov 30 16:22:27

Launches: F-4B-451
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1965 Jul 8Sparoair III--F-4B-451F-4B Phantom S/N 149451PMRW03/21WTRLP3 119.0W 33.0N (+/- 3.0) 27.0
1966 May 26Sparoair III--F-4B-451F-4B Phantom S/N 149451PMRW03/21WTRLP3 119.0W 33.0N (+/- 3.0) 30.0