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Kiva/Hopi
Part of Hopi Family
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kiva + 1 x Hopi. Launched by the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory on aeronomy missions 1960-1963.

Status: Retired 1963. First Launch: 1960-06-21. Last Launch: 1963-05-11. Number: 12 . Thrust: 27.00 kN (6,069 lbf). Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb). Height: 5.50 m (18.00 ft). Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft). Apogee: 365 km (226 mi).



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, Vandenberg, Point Mugu, Vandenberg LC-B. Stages: Hopi 3.0KS4000, Kiva 5.5KS6100. Agency: RPI.

1960 June 21 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • PHOENIX 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1960 July 1 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • PHOENIX 5 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 325 km (201 mi).

1960 August 12 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1960 October 12 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1960 October 27 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1960 December 6 - . 18:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • PHOENIX I Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 367 km (228 mi).

1960 December 14 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1960 December 14 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1960 December 16 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1961 May 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • PHOENIX Chaff Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 273 km (169 mi).

1962 August 5 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1963 May 11 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-B. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Kiva/Hopi.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).


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