Essex-class satellite launching ship

Concept artwork, depicting an Essex or Ticonderoga class aircraft carrier converted for launching space satellites into orbits not readily accessible from launch sites in the United States. The rocket shown is an “Atlas” type. Image was received by the Naval Photographic Center on 12 December 1961.

Never built.


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