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Martlet 2C
Part of Martlet Family
Canadian gun-launched sounding rocket.

Status: Retired 1966. First Launch: 1965-06-03. Last Launch: 1966-11-20. Number: 29 .



Country: Canada. Launch Sites: Barbados HARP gun 16 inch, Yuma gun 16 inch.

1965 June 3 - . 20:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Barbados Site. Launch Complex: Barbados HARP gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi).

1966 June 14 - . 03:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-1 SHOT-04 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi).

1966 June 14 - . 05:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-2 SHOT-05 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 121 km (75 mi).

1966 June 15 - . 04:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-3 SHOT-06 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1966 June 15 - . 06:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • SHOT-07 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 June 15 - . 10:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-5 SHOT-09 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1966 October 26 - . 04:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • SHOT-10 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 94 km (58 mi).

1966 October 27 - . 03:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • SHOT-11 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1966 October 27 - . 06:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • SHOT-12 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1966 October 28 - . 02:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • SHOT-13 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi).

1966 October 28 - . 04:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • SHOT-15 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 163 km (101 mi).

1966 October 28 - . 06:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • SHOT-16 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 November 17 - . 01:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-10 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 112 km (69 mi).

1966 November 17 - . 02:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-11 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1966 November 17 - . 05:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-12 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 112 km (69 mi).

1966 November 17 - . 07:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-13 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1966 November 18 - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

    A Martlet 2C launched from the 16 inch L86 gun established the world altitude record for a sub-orbital gun-launched projectile. A Martlet 2C was fired to an altitude of 180 km with a flight time of over 400 seconds. Launched from Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona - Latitude: 32.87 N, Longitude:114.32 W.


1966 November 19 - . 01:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-14 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1966 November 19 - . 02:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-15 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 127 km (78 mi).

1966 November 19 - . 04:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-16 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 139 km (86 mi).

1966 November 19 - . 06:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-17 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 138 km (85 mi).

1966 November 19 - . 08:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-18 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 144 km (89 mi).

1966 November 19 - . 09:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-19 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1966 November 19 - . 11:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-20 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 167 km (103 mi).

1966 November 19 - . 13:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. Launch Complex: Yuma gun 16 inch. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • SHOT-29 - . Nation: USA. Agency: HARP. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 November 20 - . 02:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-21 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 142 km (88 mi).

1966 November 20 - . 04:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-22 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 111 km (68 mi).

1966 November 20 - . 05:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-23 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 111 km (68 mi).

1966 November 20 - . 06:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Yuma. LV Family: Martlet. Launch Vehicle: Martlet 2C.
  • Y-24 Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 147 km (91 mi).


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