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Apache
Part of Deacon Family
Nike Apache
Nike Apache
Credit: via Andreas Parsch
American sounding rocket. The Apache upper stage was an improved version of the Cajun. The Thiokol engine used aluminized polyurethane propellant with a higher specific impulse and phenolic lining in the steel nozzle. Cost to NASA was $ 6,000 per rocket. The Apache could be used in a single stage version, but was normally used with a booster stage, usually the Nike.

AKA: Apache AP. Status: Retired 1980. First Launch: 1960-06-01. Last Launch: 1962-03-28. Number: 11 . Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb). Height: 4.00 m (13.10 ft). Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft). Span: 2.84 m (9.30 ft). Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).



Country: USA. Launch Sites: White Sands. Stages: TE-307. Agency: Sandia. Bibliography: 2.

1960 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: New Mexico. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1960 Oct - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • HIGHBALL IB test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1960 Oct - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • HIGHBALL IA test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1960 Oct - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • HIGHBALL IC test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1961 Feb - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • HIGHBALL III test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1962 March 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • HIGHBALL IH SN 9 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1962 March 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • HIGHBALL IH SN 10 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1962 March 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • HIGHBALL IE SN11 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1962 March 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • HIGHBALL IH SN12 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1962 March 26 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • HIGHBALL IH SN13 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1962 March 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Apache.
  • HIGHBALL IH SN14 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).


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