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

Status: Retired 1977. First Launch: 1967-09-21. Last Launch: 1977-09-12. Number: 29 . Payload: 91 kg (200 lb). Thrust: 258.00 kN (58,000 lbf). Height: 11.40 m (37.40 ft). Diameter: 0.46 m (1.50 ft). Span: 1.58 m (5.17 ft). Apogee: 430 km (260 mi).

Variants built with 9, 13, and 17 inch diameter payloads. Flew missions on atmospheric research in support of nuclear tests as well as astronomical science missions.

Payload: 91 kg (200 lb) to a 430 km altitude.


More at: Terrier Sandhawk.

Country: USA. Launch Sites: Poker Flat, Johnston Island, Barking Sands, Barking Sands LC14, Johnston Island UL6, Barking Sands LC19, Barking Sands LC12, Lancelin. Stages: TE-473, X-256. Agency: Sandia.

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 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 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).

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).

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 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).

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 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 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 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).

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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