GCASO: General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects

Jonathan C. McDowell

Launch Sites

Rocket Launch Ships: US Rocket Launch Research Vessels

USS Eastwind


US Navy


Ludwig (2011) reports that the Eastwind departed Thule, Greenland on 1952 Jul 29, the SUI team having flown to Thule to join it there. After a voyage to Alert Base (62.3E 82.5N) the Eastwind proceeded to Murchison Sound for the launches, and returned to Thule on 1952 Sep 5.


Rockets used: Deacon Rockoon


Updated: 2021 Nov 30 16:22:24

Cruises: WYG-279
LC_CodeActiveRegionCruiseCruiseMap
USN52A1952 Aug 15 - 1952 Sep 15Arctic OceanEastwind 1952 Arctic expedition-
USN53B1953 Aug 15 - 1953 Sep 15Atlantic OceanUSS Eastwind, 1953 Arctic expedition-


Updated: 2021 Nov 30 16:22:24

Launches: WYG-279
DateRocketFlightMissionPlatCodePlatformSiteLPAscSiteAscLPPosApogee
1952 Aug 21 0625Deacon RockoonSUI 1-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN52ALP1-- 68.5W 80.1N (+/- 0.1) 11.0
1952 Aug 24 0334Deacon RockoonSUI 2-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN52ALP2-- 68.5W 80.1N (+/- 0.1) 11.0
1952 Aug 29 0026Deacon RockoonSUI 3-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN52ALP3-- 68.5W 80.1N (+/- 0.1) 61.0
1952 Aug 29 0736Deacon RockoonSUI 4-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN52ALP4-- 68.5W 80.1N (+/- 0.1) 60.0
1952 Aug 29 1815Deacon RockoonSUI 5-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN52ALP5-- 68.5W 80.1N (+/- 0.1) 90.0
1952 Aug 31 2110Deacon RockoonSUI 6-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN52ALP6-- 68.5W 80.1N (+/- 0.1) 60.0
1952 Sep 4 0917Deacon RockoonSUI 7-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN52ALP7-- 68.5W 80.1N (+/- 0.1) 60.0
1953 Aug 30 1400Deacon RockoonSUI 18-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN53BLP11-- 55.1W 53.1N (+/- 0.0) 11.0
1953 Aug 30 1620Deacon RockoonSUI 19-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN53BLP12-- 55.1W 53.1N (+/- 0.0) 11.0
1953 Aug 30 2046Deacon RockoonSUI 20-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN53BLP13-- 55.1W 53.1N (+/- 0.0) 100.0
1953 Sep 3 0950Deacon RockoonSUI 21-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN53BLP14-- 55.1W 53.1N (+/- 0.0) 90.0
1953 Sep 3 1151Deacon RockoonSUI 22-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN53BLP15-- 55.1W 53.1N (+/- 0.0) 100.0
1953 Sep 3 1405Deacon RockoonSUI 23-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN53BLP16-- 55.1W 53.1N (+/- 0.0) 100.0
1953 Sep 4 0359Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 5-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN53BLP25-- 55.1W 53.1N (+/- 0.0) 70.0
1953 Sep 4 1551Deacon RockoonNRL Rockoon 6-WYG-279USS EastwindUSN53BLP26-- 55.1W 53.1N (+/- 0.0) 70.0