GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launching Aircraft: Fighters

F2H-2 Banshee



The serial number for the F2H-2 used for the Navy Rockair launches is unknown. However I suspect it may well be the same aircraft, 942, that was used for the later Recruit-T55 heat transfer launches.


Rockets used: Rockair



Updated: 2021 Nov 30 16:22:27

Launches: F2H2-N
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1955 Aug 16Rockair--F2H2-NF2H-2 BansheeNAOTSRW04/22WILP1 75.5W 37.8N (+/- 0.0) 9.0
1955 Aug 16Rockair--F2H2-NF2H-2 BansheeNAOTSRW04/22WILP1 75.5W 37.8N (+/- 0.0) 55.0
1955 Aug 16?Rockair--F2H2-NF2H-2 BansheeNAOTSRW04/22WILP1 75.5W 37.8N (+/- 0.0) 50.0
1955 NovRockair--F2H2-NF2H-2 BansheeNAOTSRW04/22WILP1 75.5W 37.8N (+/- 0.0) 50.0
1955 NovRockair--F2H2-NF2H-2 BansheeNAOTSRW04/22WILP1 75.5W 37.8N (+/- 0.0) 50.0