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Nike Nike Cajun 2


American sounding rocket.

Payload: 23 kg (50 lb) to a 120 km altitude. Failures: 31. Success Rate: 95.62%. First Fail Date: 1957-07-30. Last Fail Date: 1976-10-06. Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket, 3 sec burn time. Cruise Thrust: 362 N (81 lbf). Cruise Thrust: 37 kgf. Cruise engine:Cajun Thiokol TE-82-1. Maximum speed: 6,760 kph (4,200 mph).

First Launch: 1959.04.01.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cajun The Cajun research rocket was developed as a dimensionally-similar but higher performance successor to the Deacon. More...
  • Cajun The Cajun research rocket was developed as a dimensionally-similar but higher performance successor to the Deacon. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, USA. More...
  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Wallops Island Small NASA launch site for sounding rocket launches and occasional Scout launches to orbit. Air launches are conducted from the Drop Zone Wallops Island, 37.00 N 72.0 W. With the last orbital launch in 1985 and the decline in sounding rocket launches, Wallops fell into near-disuse as a launch center. Its fortunes revised with the establishment of Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in 2005 and orbital launches resumed in 2010. More...
  • Wallops Island Small NASA launch site for sounding rocket launches and occasional Scout launches to orbit. Air launches are conducted from the Drop Zone Wallops Island, 37.00 N 72.0 W. With the last orbital launch in 1985 and the decline in sounding rocket launches, Wallops fell into near-disuse as a launch center. Its fortunes revised with the establishment of Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in 2005 and orbital launches resumed in 2010. More...

Nike Nike Cajun 2 Chronology


1959 April 1 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike Cajun 2. LV Configuration: Nike Nike Cajun F40.
  • F40 Heat transfer test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

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