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Nike Zeus



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Nike Zeus
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First anti-ballistic missile tested by US. Protoypes were deployed operationally from the mid-Pacific test base as nuclear-tipped ASAT missiles. Follow-on Spartan system deployed very briefly in 1970's.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike Zeus American anti-ballistic missile. First anti-ballistic missile tested by US. Protoypes were deployed operationally from the mid-Pacific test base as nuclear-tipped ASAT missiles. Cancelled 1966; replaced by the Spartan missile. More...
  • Nike Zeus A American anti-ballistic missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x TX-135 + 1 x Zeus A More...
  • Nike Zeus 3 American anti-ballistic missile. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x TX-135 + 1 x TX-238 + 1 x TX-239 More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • White Sands White Sands Missile Range occupies an area 160 x 65 km in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, across the Sacramento Mountain range from Roswell. In the 1930's, Robert Goddard, after surveying weather conditions and population densities, had selected Roswell for his pioneering rocket tests. White Sands, a true desert area, was even more unpopulated than Roswell. German advances in rocketry during World War II impelled the US Army to begin programs to exploit this technology. The White Sands Proving Ground was established for testing German and American long-range rockets on 9 July 1945. Seven days later the first atomic bomb was exploded at Trinity Site, near the north boundary of the range. The first launch of a Tiny Tim rocket was on 26 September 1945. On 11 October a Tiny Tim boosted a WAC Corporal rocket from the tower. This was the first use of Launch Complex 33, later to be used for V-2, Nike, Viking, Corporal, Lance and Multiple Launch Rocket System testing. More...
  • Point Mugu US Naval Air Station and major missile testing centre, known to have been used for 2551 launches from 1955 to 2005. The actual total of missile tests is many times greater. More...
  • Kwajalein The US military base located on this Pacific island group has major tracking facilities and is near the impact area for dummy warheads fired by ICBM's from Vandenberg AFB. It is a key test location for anti-ballistic missile systems. More...

Nike Zeus Chronology


1959 August 26 - . 17:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus A 101 1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1959 October 14 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus A 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1959 December 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus A 3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1960 February 3 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC94. Launch Pad: FIX?. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus A 105 4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1960 March 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus A 5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1960 April 28 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus 6.
  • First Silo launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1960 May 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus A 7.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1960 June 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus 8. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1960 August 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus 9.
  • First Tactical launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1960 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1960 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1960 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Guidance test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 Q1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 May 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 June 23 - . 23:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 Q3 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 Q3 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 July 26 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 August 31 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • New mainstage test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 September 9 - . 20:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PM-1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1961 September 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1961 October 7 - . 20:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PM-2 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1961 November 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 November 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 November 16 - . 20:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • PM-3 Dummy St 3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 November 21 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • PM-4 Dummy St 3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 November 30 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • First suc 3-stage - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 December 14 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3 ?.
  • KMR-1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 December 14 - . 20:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • PM-5 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 December 14 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Hercules intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1962 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • PM-6 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1962 January 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1962 January 25 - . 22:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • PM-7 Sim target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1962 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • 3 stage control test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1962 February 7 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1962 February 12 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PM-8 Dummy St 3? - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 March 5 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • KMR-2 Sim target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1962 March 9 - . 00:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PM-9 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 March 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Simulated target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1962 March 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Simulated target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1962 March 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Hercules intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1962 April 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Simulated target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1962 April 12 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • PM-10? 3-stage test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 April 19 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PM-11? Sim target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 April 27 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 April 30 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Simulated target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 May 9 - . 22:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PM-12 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1962 May 26 - . 18:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • PM-13 Altitude test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 June 26 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • First launch of an Army Nike-Zeus from Kwajalein - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). Summary: First launch of an Army Nike-Zeus from Kwajalein against an Atlas from Vandenberg AFB..

1962 July 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Requal test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 July 19 - . 11:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-2 Atlas Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 August 25 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PM-14 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1962 August 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 September 27 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Simulated target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 October 24 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • PM-15 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1962 November 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 November 9 - . 03:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • PM-16? sim target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 November 28 - . 23:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • PM-17? St3 guidance - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 November 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Simulated target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 December 12 - . 12:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • K-6 Salvo - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 December 12 - . 12:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-6 Atlas Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 December 17 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • DM-15S Test 1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

1962 December 19 - . 21:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • PM-19/Eniwetok - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 December 22 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-7 Atlas Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1962 December 22 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • K-7 Salvo - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1963 February 13 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-8 Atlas Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 February 16 - . 00:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • DM-15S Test 2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 240 km (140 mi).

1963 February 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 February 28 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-10 Atlas Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 March 21 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • DM-15S Test 3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 207 km (128 mi).

1963 March 30 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-17 Titan Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 April 13 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-21 Titan Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 April 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 April 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 May 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 May 23 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3 20138.
  • ZK-20 DM-15S Agena - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 June 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 June 12 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-15 Atlas Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 July 3 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-23 Atlas Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 July 3 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 July 12 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 July 26 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Nike X R&D test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 August 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 August 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-26 Titan Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 August 24 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-28 Atlas Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 October 23 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 November 14 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • K-24 Titan Intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1963 December 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Nike X R&D, last WS test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1964 January 6 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1965 March 1 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Simulated target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1965 March 1 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Simulated target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1965 June 1 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1965 June 1 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1965 July 1 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1965 July 8 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • DM-15S Qual-2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1966 January 13 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3.
  • Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1966 May 6 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus. LV Configuration: Nike Zeus-3 2K-61.
  • Interceptor mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

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