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HJ Nike Hydac
Part of Hydac Family
American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x M-6 + 1 x Nike + 1 x Hydac

Status: Retired 1988. First Launch: 1965-11-09. Last Launch: 1988-10-19. Number: 14 . Thrust: 365.00 kN (82,055 lbf). Gross mass: 2,900 kg (6,300 lb). Height: 14.30 m (46.90 ft). Diameter: 0.58 m (1.90 ft). Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Poker Flat, Eglin, Kwajalein, Kwajalein RN, Eglin A-15. Stages: M-6, Hydac, M5E1. Agency: Aerojet.

1965 November 9 - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission? [113 kg] - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 521 km (323 mi).

1966 August 1 - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 544 km (338 mi).

1969 March 15 - . 05:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • Far infrared barium release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1969 March 18 - . 05:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • GUM Barium release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 168 km (104 mi).

1974 Dec - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • HAVE JEEP II B? - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1974 Dec - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • HAVE JEEP II C? - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1974 December 7 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • HAVE JEEP II Reentry test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1976 July 29 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1976 November 13 - . 10:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • WIDEBAND Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1976 November 26 - . 10:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • WIDEBAND Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1977 July 29 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • HAVE JEEP IV Reentry test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAMSO. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

    SRK-11, the first of two sounding rocket flights designated HAVE JEEP IV, was launched from Roi-Namur Island in the Kwajalein missile range on an Honest John-Nike Hydac booster. It conducted experiments with CDM (Continuously Dispensed Masker). The experiments were a qualified success. A


1987 October 4 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • HAVE JEEP IV-D Reentry test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF BMD. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1987 November 18 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • HAVE JEEP VIII-A Reentry test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF BMD. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1988 October 19 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Hydac.
  • HAVE JEEP II-C Reentry test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF BMD. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).


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