US Navy Overview

A complete overview of US Navy, including launch stats, launch vehicles and launch locations.

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Basic Info

Name

US Navy logo

US Navy

Type

Government

Country

United States

Founded

1963

Launch Stats

First Launch

6 Dec 1957

Last Launch

26 Apr 1962

Successful Launches

3

Failed Launches

15

Upcoming Launches

0

Successful Landings

0

Failed Landings

0

The Navy was competed with the Army to put the first American satellite into orbit. Their first two Vanguard missions failed, with the second being a highly publicized failure, as it exploded on the launchpad. They went on to put 3 satellites into orbit but did not beat the Army to be the first. Their work in space continues today largely on military satellites.

US Navy Launch Vehicles

Launch Sites used by US Navy

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station launch site

Historic U.S. military rocket launch site, pivotal in space exploration and national security.

📍 FL, United States
🚀 971 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Vandenberg SFB

Vandenberg SFB launch site

U.S. Space Force facility in California for spacecraft launches and missile testing.

📍 CA, United States
🚀 785 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake launch site
📍 CA, United States
🚀 6 Launches

Upcoming Launches