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Sandhawk Tomahawk-1


Solid rocket stage. 90.00 kN (20,233 lbf) thrust. Mass 700 kg (1,543 lb).

Status: Retired 1977.
Gross mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 200 kg (440 lb).
Height: 5.10 m (16.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.33 m (1.08 ft).
Thrust: 90.00 kN (20,232 lbf).
Burn time: 14 s.
Number: 40 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Sandhawk American sounding rocket. The 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 mission.s More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Sandia American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Sandia Laboratories, Albequerque, USA. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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