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Nike Javelin
Part of Hydac Family
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Nike + 1 x Javelin.

Status: Retired 1978. First Launch: 1963-05-29. Last Launch: 1978-10-26. Number: 68 . Thrust: 217.00 kN (48,783 lbf). Gross mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb). Height: 8.20 m (26.90 ft). Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft). Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, White Sands LC33, White Sands, Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg, Poker Flat, Fort Churchill, Vandenberg LC-A, Eglin, Little Carter Bay, Arecibo, Arecibo VB, Little Carter Bay LC, Cassino. Stages: Javelin 3 engine, M5E1. Agency: Aerojet.

1963 May 29 - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • TRUMP 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF APGC. Apogee: 131 km (81 mi).

1963 October 28 - . 03:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • TRUMP - . Nation: USA. Agency: APGC. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1964 March 31 - . 02:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • TRUMP (MM study) test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 131 km (81 mi).

1964 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 October 17 - . 10:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • BLOSSOM wind, T Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1964 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 November 24 - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1964 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 February 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 February 23 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1965 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 June 29 - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Composition Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1965 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 November 18 - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • IQSY Na, TMA Aeronomy sodium / TMA release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1965 December 11 - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - 178 lb payload - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1966 February 19 - . 00:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Arecibo. Launch Complex: Arecibo VB. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • REDLAMP ROBIN Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1966 February 20 - . 00:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Arecibo. Launch Complex: Arecibo VB. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • REDLAMP Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1966 February 20 - . 05:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Arecibo. Launch Complex: Arecibo VB. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • REDLAMP TONI Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1966 February 20 - . 11:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Arecibo. Launch Complex: Arecibo VB. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. FAILURE: Failure.
  • REDLAMP Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1966 March 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • DASA HAR Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1966 March 19 - . 12:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-A. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • HITAB 1 Technology test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1966 March 25 - . 09:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LC-A. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • HITAB Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1966 April 1 - . Launch Site: Little Carter Bay. Launch Complex: Little Carter Bay LC. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Tech - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 November 5 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL, DASA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 13:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL, DASA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL, DASA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL, DASA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: BRL, DASA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1967 September 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1967 November 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1969 August 6 - . 03:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • BRL-1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi).

1969 September 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Pre-Secede 1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 September 6 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Pre-Secede 2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 September 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Pre-Secede 3 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 November 2 - . 21:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • BRL 4 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1969 November 3 - . 12:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • BRL 2 Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1969 November 3 - . 13:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • BRL 3 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1969 November 3 - . 18:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • BRL 5 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi).

1969 November 4 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • BRL 6 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi).

1969 November 4 - . 22:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • BRL 7 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1970 April 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • ECM Round - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1972 March 25 - . 10:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Cs cloud Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1972 March 27 - . 10:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Cs cloud Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1972 March 29 - . 10:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Cs cloud Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1972 April 3 - . 10:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Cs cloud Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1972 April 3 - . 10:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Cs cloud Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1974 April 11 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • ICECAP 74B Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL, DNA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1975 March 4 - . 07:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1975 March 11 - . 06:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1975 November 18 - . 19:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 163 km (101 mi).

1976 June 11 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1978 October 26 - . 09:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin. FAILURE: Failure.
  • DYNAMICS Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).


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