Encyclopedia Astronautica
Nike Hercules



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Nike Hercules
Credit: via Andreas Parsch
American surface-to-air missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Hercules Booster + 1 x TX-30

Development of an improved Nike anti-aircraft missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, began in June 1953. Western Electric and Douglas remained the prime contractors. The much larger missile was boosted by four Nike Ajax boosters strapped together. A solid-propellant second stage replaced the dangerous and troublesome liquid propellant stage of the Nike Ajax. Nike Hercules used the same guidance and ground components, so Nike Ajax missiles were replaced by Nike Hercules at the existing sites in 1958-1963. Nike Hercules were normally fitted with blast-fragmentation warhead, but some received the variable yield (2 kT-40 kT) W-31 nuclear warhead. Improved radars with better electronic countermeasures resistance were deployed to the sites beginning in June 1961. These had capability against not only high-altitude bombers, but also tactical rockets and a surface targets.

145 sites on US territory equipped with 25,000 Nike Hercules missiles were operated until they were phased out in 1967-1974. They remained in service in Europe until 1984, and in South Korea into the 21st Century.

Failures: 2. Success Rate: 98.20%. First Fail Date: 1962-08-01. Last Fail Date: 1962-09-01. Launch data is: continuing. Initial Operational Capability: 1958.

Historical Essay © Andreas Parsch

Western Electric SAM-A-25-M6-MIM-14 Nike Hercules

The Nike Hercules was the only nuclear-armed surface-to-air weapon, which was operational with the U.S. Army. Development of an improved Nike missile began in 1952, with the primary goal to develop a missile with a significantly higher performance than MIM-3 Nike Ajax (then known simply as Nike), which could still be used with the existing Nike ground equipment. After it had been shown that the Nike Ajax could not be equipped with then existing nuclear warheads, nuclear armament became another goal for the new missile. The SAM-A-25 Nike B program was formally established in June 1953. As with Nike Ajax, Western Electric was prime contractor, and Douglas was responsible for the missile airframe.

The Nike B (renamed Nike Hercules on 15 December 1956) used many components of the Nike I (Nike Ajax). The booster consisted of four Nike Ajax boosters, and the original design used 4 of Ajax' liquid-fuel rockets as sustainer propulsion. However, the first flight tests with the liquid-fuel sustainer in 1955 proved very troublesome, and a solid-fueled sustainer rocket was eventually used. The first successful interception of a drone target occurred in 1956, and in 1957 the new solid-fuel sustainer flew for the first time. Nike Hercules used the same command guidance as the MIM-3 Nike Ajax, with essentially the same ground components.

The first production Nike Hercules missiles were delivered in 1958, and quickly replaced the Ajax on many Nike sites. By then, the Nike Hercules had been designated as Guided Missile, Air Defense M6. The M6 could be equipped with either an M17 (a.k.a. T45) blast-fragmentation warhead, or a W-31 nuclear fission warhead with yield selectable as 2 kT or 40 kT. The missile performance was such that even very high-flying bombers could not escpe the Nike Hercules. Capability against low-level targets remained rather limited, however.

As the Nike Hercules began replacing the older Nike Ajax, work was underway to improve the acquisition and tracking radar capabilities to fully exploit the missile's greater performance. The major improvement in what was called the Improved Hercules system was the new L-band acquisition radar, called HIPAR (High-Power Acquisition Radar). The TTR (Target Tracking Radar) and TRR (Target Ranging Radar) were also improved, having better ECM resistance. The missiles of the improved Improved Hercules system were designated as M6A1. In June 1960, an Improved Hercules achieved the world's first successful interception of a ballistic guided missile, when a MGM-5 Corporal SRBM was shot down. The new radars were also far more compact than the original ones, which made moving a Nike site a least somewhat practical for the first time. Lastly, Improved Hercules introduced a viable surface-to-surface capability to the Nike system. The first Improved Hercules systems were installed at Nike sites in June 1961.

In 1963, the M6 and M6A1 missiles were redesignated as MIM-14A and MIM-14B, respectively. The MIM-14C (introduced in 1972) was a modified MIM-14B with an improved missile guidance section for higher manoeuverability and better ECM resistance.

All in all, the U.S. Army established 145 Nike Hercules sites over the years. Production of the nuclear-armed missiles ended in 1964, and gradual phase-out of the MIM-14 began in the late 1960's. The Army originally planned to replace the Nike with the new MIM-104 Patriot missile, but this plan was not implemented in the USA. Therefore, after the last active Nike Hercules sites in the continental U.S. had been deactivated in 1974, there are no long-range air-defense missiles fielded in the U.S.. In Europe, the U.S. Army retired its last MIM-14 units in 1984, when the MIM-104 Patriot was introduced.

In total, more than 25000 Nike Hercules missiles of all wersions were produced, most being of the MIM-14B variant.

Specifications

Note: Data given by several sources show slight variations. Figures given below may therefore be inaccurate!

Data for MIM-14B:

Length (w-o booster) 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in); booster: 4.34 m (14 ft 3 in)
Wingspan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in); booster: 3.50 m (11 ft 6 in)
Diameter 0.53 m (21 in); booster: 0.80 m (31.5 in)
Weight (w-o booster) 2505 kg (5530 lb); booster: 2345 kg (5180 lb)
Speed Mach 3.65
Ceiling 45700 m (150000 ft)
Range 140 km (88 miles)
Propulsion Booster: Hercules M42 solid-fueled rocket cluster (4x M5E1 Nike boosters); 978 kN (220000 lb) total
Sustainer: Thiokol M30 solid-fueled rocket; 44.4 kN (10000 lb)
Warhead M17 blast-fragmentation or W-31 nuclear (2 kT, 40 kT)
Main Sources

[1] James N. Gibson: "Nuclear Weapons of the United States", Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 1996
[2] Bill Gunston: "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rockets and Missiles", Salamander Books Ltd, 1979
[3] Redstone Arsenal Historical Information Website

Much additional information and lots of tidbits can be found at Ed Thelen's Nike Missile Web Site.


AKA: MIM-14; Nike Hercules; SAM-A-25.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 4,900 kg (10,800 lb).
Height: 11.90 m (39.00 ft).
Diameter: 1.06 m (3.47 ft).
Thrust: 775.00 kN (174,226 lbf).
Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).
First Launch: 1955.01.01.
Last Launch: 1971.01.01.
Number: 200 .

More... - Chronology...


Associated Countries
See also
  • Nike Hercules Two stage surface-to-air missile, replaced Nike Ajax, operational with the US and allied armies. Rocket stages later used in sounding rockets. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Parsch, Andreas, DesignationSystems.Net, Web Address when accessed: here.

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...
  • Fort Churchill Fort Churchill is an Arctic site on Hudson Bay with a rail link. It is near the point of maximum auroral activity. This combination of circumstances made it ideal for far-north sounding rocket launches. In 1954, the Canadian Army conducted the first series of rocket firings at Fort Churchill. Following a period of inactivity, construction of more elaborate facilities in support of the International Geophysical Year began in 1956. IGY firings began in July 1957. The range was closed again in December 1958 after the IGY program ended. It was reopened again in August 1959 by the US Army as part of its network of sounding rocket stations. This allowed use of the site by other groups over the years. More...
  • Johnston Island US military base on this island in the Pacific Ocean. Used for rocket-launched nuclear tests in the 1950's. In the 1960's it was the site for the operational AFP-437 anti-satellite system. The system was retired in 1975. Several sounding rockets were also launched over the years, either in support of nuclear tests or in experiments related to anti-satellite technology. Known to have been used for 124 launches from 1958 to 1975, reaching up to 1158 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • Draco-2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 2,000 kg. Thrust 44.50 kN. More...

Nike Hercules Chronology


1955 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B19.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B20.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 January 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 July 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B6 1810-9.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 August 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B7 1810-11.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 August 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B8 1810-12.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 September 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B9 1810-13.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 September 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B10 1810-10.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 October 26 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B11 1810-17.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 November 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B12 1810-16.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 November 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B13 1810-19.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 November 23 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B14 1810-18.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B15 1810-4.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 December 7 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B16 1810-20.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 December 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B17 1810-15.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 December 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B18 1810-22.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D.
  • [B45] - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B21.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D.
  • [B46] - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 January 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B22 1810-24.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 January 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B23 1810-25.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 January 31 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B24 1810-23.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 February 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B25 1810-26.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 February 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B26 1810-14.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 February 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B27 1810-28.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 February 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B28 1810-29.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 May 31 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B29 1810-36.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 June 6 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B30 1810-37.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 June 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B31 1810-38.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 June 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D B32 1810-39.
  • Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 July 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-30.
  • System Demo - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 July 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-31.
  • System Demo - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-32.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 2032.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 August 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-21.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 September 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-35.
  • QB-17 intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 September 26 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-41.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 September 26 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-43.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 October 3 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-34.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 October 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-42.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 October 31 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 November 7 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-47.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 December 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-48 B47?.
  • Firing no. 47 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 December 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D 1810-50.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 March 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 April 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D.
  • Drone intercept - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 May 7 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Contr. system test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 October 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Contr. system test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 Dec - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • XM30 No.35 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 Dec - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D.
  • Liquid stage 67 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules R&D.
  • Liquid stage 72/last - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 April 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Ord Eng Eval Test 1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 April 28 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 6 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 5 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 May - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 Jun - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 Jun - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • SNODGRASS IMB 1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 Jun - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • SNODGRASS IMB 2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 Jun - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Package Training 7 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Project AMMO - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 July 14 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • SNODGRASS Ph3-1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 July 17 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • SNODGRASS Ph3-2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 July 24 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • SNODGRASS Ph3-4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

1958 July 24 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • SNODGRASS Ph3-3 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

1958 July 29 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • SNODGRASS Ph3-6 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 July 29 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • SNODGRASS Ph3-5 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 Dec - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • XM30 No.111 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 January 30 - . 20:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cold weather test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 February 3 - . 20:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cold weather test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 February 7 - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cold weather test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 February 10 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cold weather test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 February 12 - . 19:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cold weather test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 February 19 - . 18:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cold weather test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 February 26 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Field qual - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 March 3 - . 21:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cold weather test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 June 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cell launcher test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 July 10 - . Launch Site: Fort Bliss. Launch Complex: Fort Bliss MCG. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Field qual - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 July 31 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Field qual - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 Dec - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • XM30 No.205 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 December 17 - . 00:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wainwright. Launch Complex: Fort Wainwright LCP. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules 562Art Btn 2 Bat B.
  • Service firing test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1959 December 17 - . 20:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Wainwright. Launch Complex: Fort Wainwright LCP. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules 562Art Btn 2 Bat B.
  • Service firing test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1959 December 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Cell launcher test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1960 March 15 - . Launch Site: Fort Wainwright. Launch Complex: Fort Wainwright LCP. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Last 1959-60 ASF - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi).

1960 March 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ZURF Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 April 8 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ZURF Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 April 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Improved NH Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Improved NH Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 June 3 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1960 September 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC32. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ATBM Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 November 20 - . 23:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Elmendorf AFB. Launch Complex: Elmendorf AFB LCS. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ASF - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 November 29 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. LV Configuration: Nike Hercules B310.
  • Last elevator launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1961 January 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 January 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 August 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Certification - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1962 September 1 - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Certification - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1962 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 November 4 - . 07:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • DOMINIC TIGHTROPE Nuclear test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi). This was a DOD sponsored live test of the Nike Hercules air defense missile system. The low-kiloton range W-31 warhead detonated at 21 km altitude 3 km SSW of Johnston Atoll. This was the last U.S. atmospheric test. On Johnston Island an intense white flash was accompanied by a strong heat pulse. A yellow-orange disc formed, slowly changing to a purple toroid which faded from view after several minutes.

1962 November 4 - . 07:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Johnston Island. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • DOMINIC TIGHTROPE - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

1963 January 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 November 18 - . Launch Site: Elmendorf AFB. Launch Complex: Elmendorf AFB LCS. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ASF - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1963 December 10 - . Launch Site: Elmendorf AFB. Launch Complex: Elmendorf AFB LCS. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ASF - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1964 January 6 - . Launch Site: Elmendorf AFB. Launch Complex: Elmendorf AFB LCS. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ASF - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1964 January 21 - . Launch Site: Elmendorf AFB. Launch Complex: Elmendorf AFB LCS. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ASF (Last Anchorage?) - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1964 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 January 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 November 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1966 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1967 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1967 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1967 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike Hercules. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 February 10 - . Launch Site: Fort Wainwright. Launch Complex: Fort Wainwright LCP. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ASF - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1971 - . Launch Site: Fort Wainwright. Launch Complex: Fort Wainwright LCP. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hercules.
  • ASF (Last Fairbanks) - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

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