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Sandhawk
American sounding rocket. The Thiokol Sandhawk motor was developed for Sandia primarily for use in multi-stage rockets launched in support of Atomic Energy Agency activities. It was however flown as a single-stage vehicle in initial tests of the motor and some subsequent scientific missions.

Status: Retired 1977. First Launch: 1966-08-10. Last Launch: 1974-11-10. Number: 8 . Thrust: 80.00 kN (17,984 lbf). Gross mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Height: 7.53 m (24.70 ft). Diameter: 0.33 m (1.08 ft). Span: 1.35 m (4.42 ft). Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).


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TE-473 Thiokol solid rocket engine. Sandhawk Tomahawk first stage.

Terrier Sandhawk American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Terrier + 1 x Sandhawk

Sandhawk Tomahawk American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sandhawk + 1 x Tomahawk

NOTS 401A Sandhawk American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x NOTS 401A + 1 x Sandhawk

Hydra Sandhawk American sounding rocket.

Country: USA. Launch Sites: Tonopah, Johnston Island, Barking Sands. Stages: TE-473. Agency: Sandia. Bibliography: 2, 378.

1966 August 10 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1966 September 15 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1967 January 17 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1967 May 11 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk.
  • Dart Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1967 May 11 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 151 km (93 mi).

1967 September 21 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 383 km (237 mi). AEC galactic astronomy payload - detected cosmic soft x-rays..

1967 September 27 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk.
  • Dart Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 104 km (64 mi).

1967 October 3 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 423 km (262 mi).

1968 August 23 - . 04:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk.
  • LRL AXE-2 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi).

1968 October 29 - . 11:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island UL6. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • LRL ACS-3 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi).

1968 November 7 - . 06:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. Launch Complex: Johnston Island UL6. Launch Pad: UL6?. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • LRL ACS-2 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi).

1969 March 20 - . 05:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • HEMLOCK Ba Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 176 km (109 mi).

1969 May 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk.
  • Dualhawk-9 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 528 km (328 mi).

1970 May 13 - . 08:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • LRL ACS-4 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 306 km (190 mi).

1970 May 15 - . 11:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Far infrared Radiometer Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1970 May 16 - . 05:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • ROADRUNNER Infrared Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 208 km (129 mi).

1970 May 26 - . 05:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • SAPSUCKER Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 204 km (126 mi).

1970 May 26 - . 09:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: SAND. Apogee: 181 km (112 mi).

1970 June 6 - . 05:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • TITMOUSE Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

1970 October 1 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk.
  • Dualhawk-9 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 515 km (320 mi).

1971 May 22 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • SHIRX - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1971 May 26 - . 09:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • LRL ACS-4B X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1971 May 29 - . 10:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

1971 October 18 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk.
  • Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 470 km (290 mi).

1971 October 19 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk.
  • Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 467 km (290 mi).

1971 October 23 - . 12:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC19. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • LRL ACS-4C X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 303 km (188 mi).

1971 November 18 - . 07:04 GMT - . Launch Pad: Pacific Ocean, 27.4 N x 125.0 W. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Hydra Sandhawk.
  • LRL BOX-17 Test / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NMC. Apogee: 267 km (165 mi). Launched at Pacific Ocean Launch Site 7 LP1 - - Latitude: 27.38 N - Longitude: 125.00 W..

1972 March 5 - . 14:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk. FAILURE: Failure.
  • ISRO 21.01 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: DLR, ISRO. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1972 March 7 - . 06:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk.
  • Ba OOSIK Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1972 March 11 - . 14:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk. FAILURE: Failure.
  • ISRO 21.02 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: DLR, ISRO. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1972 March 16 - . 09:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • CARIBOU VI Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1972 March 17 - . 09:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Solar eclipse observations..

1972 May 17 - . 01:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 430 km (260 mi).

1972 July 10 - . 18:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Solar eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1972 October 9 - . 12:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk.
  • Ba CHACHALACA Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1972 October 11 - . 13:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Barium release FAISON Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1972 October 20 - . 12:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC14. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • LRL ACS-4D X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 310 km (190 mi).

1973 February 5 - . 04:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Barium release ZURITA Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1973 April 26 - . 06:20 GMT - . Launch Pad: Pacific Ocean, 27.0 N x 125.0 W. Launch Platform: T-AGM-8. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Hydra Sandhawk.
  • LRL BOX-18 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NMC. Apogee: 262 km (162 mi).

1973 June 23 - . 10:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands LC12. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • LRL ACS-4E (ACS-9) X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 297 km (184 mi).

1974 March 16 - . 12:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk Tomahawk.
  • Acanta / Contiga Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 576 km (357 mi).

1974 June 20 - . 05:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Lancelin. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Eclipse Solar ultraviolet eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi). Eclipse observations - Launched from Lancelin, Perth, W. Australia - Latitude: 31.01 S, Longitude:115.19 E..

1974 June 20 - . 05:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Lancelin. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Eclipse Solar ultraviolet eclipse mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi). Eclipse observations - Launched from Lancelin, Perth, W. Australia - Latitude: 31.01 S, Longitude:115.19 E..

1974 June 30 - . 11:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • LRL ACS-4F X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 305 km (189 mi).

1974 November 10 - . 12:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk.
  • LEINAX III X-ray Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi). LEINAX III - USAF plasma physics experiment. Detected cosmic soft x-rays..

1975 May 9 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Monitoring mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 406 km (252 mi).

1976 May 29 - . 09:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • LEINAX IV X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 271 km (168 mi).

1976 June 6 - . 08:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 430 km (260 mi).

1977 September 2 - . 05:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Active ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Los Alamos. Apogee: 261 km (162 mi).

1977 September 12 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Sandhawk.
  • Active ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Los Alamos. Apogee: 286 km (177 mi).


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