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

Status: Retired 1970. First Launch: 1957-10-25. Last Launch: 1970-06-20. Number: 30 . Thrust: 365.00 kN (82,055 lbf). Height: 10.00 m (32.00 ft). Diameter: 0.58 m (1.90 ft). Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).


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Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, White Sands, Vandenberg, Vandenberg LC-A, Eglin, Barking Sands. Stages: M-6, M5E1. Agency: NASA Langley.

1957 October 25 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • GE RV Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 February 28 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • GE RV Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 October 13 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • E41 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 May 25 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Glide Rocket Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1962 October 23 - . 19:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Firefly III ETHEL Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

1962 October 31 - . 23:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Firefly III HAZEL Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 November 2 - . 04:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Firefly III LISA Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

1962 November 28 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Firefly III MABEL Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 121 km (75 mi).

1962 December 4 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Firefly III DINAH Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1962 December 5 - . 01:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Firefly III PATSY Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1962 December 6 - . 10:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Firefly III EVA Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 89 km (55 mi).

1962 December 12 - . 23:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Firefly III NETTY Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 101 km (62 mi).

1962 December 14 - . 23:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Firefly III OLGA Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1963 November 18 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-A. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • LRL HAD-1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 163 km (101 mi).

1964 February 6 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-A. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike. FAILURE: Failure.
  • LRL HAD-2 Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1964 March 14 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-A. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • LRL HAD-3 Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 143 km (88 mi).

1964 November 30 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • LRL Payload test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 168 km (104 mi).

1965 March 4 - . 18:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • LRL Payload test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 181 km (112 mi).

1965 June 12 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • LRL BOX-1 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi).

1965 November 16 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • AEC SKOL - . Nation: USA. Agency: SAND. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1965 November 16 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • LRL RCS-1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi).

1966 May 11 - . 23:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike. FAILURE: Failure.
  • LRL ROX-1 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1966 July 28 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • LRL RCS-2 (Daisy 2) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 173 km (107 mi).

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

1968? - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Ballute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1968 October 23 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • SHAPE Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1968 December 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • SHAPE Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

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

1969 December 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • 40-ft DGB Para - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1970 June 20 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • SHAPE Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).


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