First Launch: 1958-08-01. Last Launch: 1958-08-01. Number: 1 . Longitude: -169.52 deg. Latitude: 16.74 deg.
Teak was a rocket-launched test of a live W-39 nuclear warhead. Purpose was to measure the effects of high altitude nuclear explosions in order to design warheads for the Nike-Zeus anti-ballistic missile system. The Hardtack Configuration Redstone shot the 3.8 megaton warhead to an altitude of 77.8 km. This was the first rocket-launched nuclear test by the United States.