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

Status: Retired 1974. First Launch: 1969-05-01. Last Launch: 1974-03-16. Number: 11 . Thrust: 80.00 kN (17,984 lbf). Gross mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Height: 9.00 m (29.50 ft). Diameter: 0.33 m (1.08 ft). Apogee: 550 km (340 mi).



Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Poker Flat, Barking Sands, Thumba. Stages: TE-473, TE-416. Agency: Sandia.

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 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 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).

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 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).

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).

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).


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