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HJ NIke
Part of Honest John Family
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x M-6 + 1 x Nike

Status: Retired 1969. First Launch: 1955-09-15. Last Launch: 1969-07-01. Number: 50 . Thrust: 365.00 kN (82,055 lbf). Gross mass: 2,700 kg (5,900 lb). Height: 14.30 m (46.90 ft). Diameter: 0.58 m (1.90 ft). Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).


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Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, White Sands, Johnston Island, Eglin, Barking Sands. Stages: M-6, M5E1. Agency: Aerojet.

1955 September 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 December 21 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 April 9 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 October 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Polished Cone re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1957 January 24 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Cone re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 April 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 August 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Flat re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 January 23 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May 16 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • E41 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 December 17 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1960 August 13 - . 10:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Firefly MARGIE Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1960 August 15 - . 10:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Firefly LOLA Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1960 August 25 - . 14:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Firefly ZELDA Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1960 October 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Glide Rocket Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 08:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1962 July 9 - . 09:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 October 11 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 October 21 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 October 26 - . 09:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 October 26 - . 10:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 October 26 - . 10:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 October 26 - . 10:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 October 29 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 November 1 - . 12:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Electron density Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1962 November 1 - . 12:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Electron density Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 November 1 - . 12:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Electron density Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 November 1 - . 12:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Electron density Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1963 May 26 - . 05:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 103 km (64 mi).

1963 September 12 - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1965 June 6 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • DASA D6.4 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 June 18 - . 08:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 June 22 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 June 24 - . 06:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 November 20 - . 13:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ NIke.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1966 November 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Voyager parachute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

1966 November 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Voyager parachute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 37 km (22 mi).

1966 November 24 - . 13:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • PEPP test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 39 km (24 mi).

1966 December 10 - . 17:12 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Voyager parachute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1967 January 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1967 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1967 May 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Voyager parachute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1967 June 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Voyager parachute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1967 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1967 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1967 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1968 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1968 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1968 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1969 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1969 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).


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