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Hydra Sandhawk


American sounding rocket.

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).
First Launch: 1971.11.18.
Last Launch: 1973.04.26.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Sandhawk 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 Launch Sites
  • Pacific Ocean Sounding rocket launches made from naval vessels in the Pacific accounted for 280 launches from 1949 to 2006, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

Hydra Sandhawk Chronology


1971 November 18 - . 07:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 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). Summary: Launched at Pacific Ocean Launch Site 7 LP1 - - Latitude: 27.38 N - Longitude: 125.00 W..

1973 April 26 - . 06:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 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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