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Paiute Tomahawk
Part of Tomahawk Family
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Paiute + 1 x Tomahawk

Status: Retired 1981. First Launch: 1972-04-15. Last Launch: 1981-10-26. Number: 33 . Thrust: 140.00 kN (31,470 lbf). Gross mass: 600 kg (1,320 lb). Height: 5.80 m (19.00 ft). Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft). Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).



Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, White Sands, Vandenberg, Poker Flat, Fort Churchill, Eglin, Natal, Vandenberg PLC-C, Red Lake, Red Lake CHK. Stages: TU-716, TE-416. Agency: Thiokol.

1972 April 15 - . 01:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • Release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 229 km (142 mi).

1973 March 24 - . 10:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • ICECAP 73A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi).

1973 March 27 - . 09:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • ICECAP 73B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 235 km (146 mi).

1973 September 26 - . 19:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • O2 / O3 / X-ray Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 288 km (178 mi).

1973 October 21 - . 00:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 18 km (11 mi).

1974 April 18 - . 08:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • ICECAP 74B Echo 3? Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 08:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • Aladdin 74 TMA / Barium release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 191 km (118 mi).

1974 June 30 - . 10:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • Aladdin 74 aeronomy release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 228 km (141 mi).

1975 January 18 - . 04:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • Aladdin 75 Mass Spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 159 km (98 mi).

1975 January 18 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • Aladdin 75 NO / Photometry Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi).

1975 April 10 - . 09:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • AEOLUS Release, Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 216 km (134 mi).

1975 April 10 - . 09:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • AEOLUS Release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 219 km (136 mi).

1975 April 10 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • AEOLUS Mass Spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

1975 April 21 - . 09:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • AEOLUS Release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi).

1975 April 21 - . 09:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • AEOLUS Release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

1975 April 21 - . 09:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • AEOLUS Mass Spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1975 April 25 - . 04:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • AEOLUS TMA / Barium release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 214 km (132 mi).

1975 April 25 - . 04:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • AEOLUS TMA / Barium release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

1975 April 25 - . 04:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • AEOLUS Mass Spectrometer Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 217 km (134 mi).

1975 August 15 - . 05:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg PLC-C. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • ESCAPE I (Sphere) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFSC. Apogee: 272 km (169 mi).

1975 September 18 - . 19:47 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • NMS Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 128 km (79 mi).

1975 September 19 - . 05:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • NMS Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 128 km (79 mi).

1975 October 16 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • DCST test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 263 km (163 mi).

1976 February 22 - . 01:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • ICECAP 76 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA, USAF GL. Apogee: 248 km (154 mi).

1976 March 3 - . 17:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • ICECAP 76 Sphere / Physics Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

1976 April 26 - . 06:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Auroral ions Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 19 km (11 mi).

1976 April 30 - . 04:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • Auroral ions Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 218 km (135 mi).

1977 September 24 - . 12:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • DMSP MS SP Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 195 km (121 mi).

1979 February 26 - . 16:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • Eclipse / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1979 February 26 - . 17:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Red Lake. Launch Complex: Red Lake CHK. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • Eclipse / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1980 October 22 - . 20:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • SPE-1 Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1981 March 7 - . 08:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • AURORAL E4 Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi).

1981 October 26 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk.
  • SPE-2 Ionosphere / particles mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).


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