GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launch Research Vessels

USNS Wheeling


US Navy


The commercial ship Seton Hall Victory was built in 1945 and converted to the missile range instrumentation ship AGM-8 Wheeling, for Pacific Missile Range support. It supported the Lawrence Livermore Lab Hydra sounding rocket program.


Rockets used: Hydra-Iris,Hydra Sandhawk


Updated: 2021 Nov 30 16:22:24

Cruises: T-AGM-8
LC_CodeActiveRegionCruiseCruiseMap
USN65A1965 Jan 1 - 1965 Jan 31Atlantic OceanUSNS Wheeling, 1965 Hydra-Iris SAA expedition-


Updated: 2021 Nov 30 16:22:24

Launches: T-AGM-8
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1964 Aug 10Hydra-IrisLRL GSP-1-T-AGM-8USNS WheelingWTRHLP1-- 119.0W 33.0N (+/- 3.0) 200.0
1965 Jan 7Hydra-IrisLRL SAP-1-T-AGM-8USNS WheelingUSN65ALP1-- 27.4W 56.5S (+/- 0.0) 2.0
1965 Jan 26 0940:26Hydra-IrisLRL SAP-2 (SAA)-T-AGM-8USNS WheelingUSN65ALP2-- 27.4W 56.5S (+/- 0.0) 289.0
1965 Oct 28 1801:50Hydra-IrisLRL BOX-2-T-AGM-8USNS WheelingHYDLP1-- 120.0W 30.0N (+/- 0.5) 194.0
1966 May 31 1716Hydra-IrisLRL BOX-4-T-AGM-8USNS WheelingHYDSLP2-- 120.0W 0.0N (+/- 1.0) 188.0
1966 Oct 30 1745Hydra-IrisLRL BOX-5/FL-B-T-AGM-8USNS WheelingHYDLP2-- 120.0W 30.0N (+/- 0.5) 12.0
1968 Nov 3 1800Hydra-IrisLRL BOX-15-T-AGM-8USNS WheelingHYDLP4-- 120.0W 30.0N (+/- 0.5) 227.0
1973 Apr 26 0620:00Hydra SandhawkLRL BOX-18-T-AGM-8USNS WheelingHYDLP5-- 120.0W 30.0N (+/- 0.5) 262.0