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Hydra Sandhawk
Part of Sandhawk Family
American sounding rocket.

Status: Retired 1973. First Launch: 1971-11-18. Last Launch: 1973-04-26. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb). Height: 10.00 m (32.00 ft). Diameter: 0.50 m (1.64 ft). Apogee: 280 km (170 mi).

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x NOTS 401A + 1 x Sandhawk.



Country: USA. Stages: TE-473, NOTS 401A. Agency: Sandia.

1971 November 18 - . 07:04 GMT - . Launch Pad: Pacific Ocean, 27.4 N x 125.0 W. Launch Platform: AVM1. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Hydra Sandhawk.
  • LRL BOX-17 Test / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NMC. Apogee: 267 km (165 mi). Launched at Pacific Ocean Launch Site 7 LP1 - - Latitude: 27.38 N - Longitude: 125.00 W..

1973 April 26 - . 06:20 GMT - . Launch Pad: Pacific Ocean, 27.0 N x 125.0 W. Launch Platform: T-AGM-8. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Hydra Sandhawk.
  • LRL BOX-18 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN NMC. Apogee: 262 km (162 mi).


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