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Nike Hydac
Part of Hydac Family
American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Nike + 1 x Hydac

Status: Retired 1983. First Launch: 1966-09-20. Last Launch: 1983-06-16. Number: 105 . Thrust: 217.00 kN (48,783 lbf). Gross mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb). Height: 9.10 m (29.80 ft). Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft). Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).



Country: USA. Launch Sites: White Sands LC33, White Sands, Poker Flat, White Sands LC36, Kwajalein, Kwajalein RN, Cassino, Poker Flat LC1, North Truro, Eglin A-15. Stages: Hydac, M5E1. Agency: Aerojet.

1966 September 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Mk 12 STV - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 September 27 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Mk 12 STV - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 October 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 October 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 November 5 - . 14:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 15:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 15:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1966 November 15 - . 13:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1966 November 15 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. Launch Pad: LC33 L-314. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Mk 12 STV SR-042 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SAMSO. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 November 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-43 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-44 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 January 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-45 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 January 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-47 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 January 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-46 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 March 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-48 - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 September 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1967 October 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1967 October 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1967 December 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 August 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 September 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 September 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 September 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 Oct - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 October 17 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 October 22 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 October 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1969 January 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • SR-06 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 27 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 March 4 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC1. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • JUNIPER Barium release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA, USAF. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

1969 March 5 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC1. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • ELM Barium release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA, USAF. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

1969 March 11 - . 14:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC1. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • IRONWOOD Ba Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1969 June 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 July 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 July 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 July 30 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 July 30 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 September 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 October 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 December - . Launch Site: North Truro. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • USAF Nike-Hydac launches from Cape Cod - . Nation: USA. Decay Date: 1957-12-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 1 .

    Under the code name Have Horn, a sounding rocket launcher and associated equipment was installed at North Truro Air Force Station on Cape Cod. A series of Nike-Hydac sounding rockets were fired to test MIT sensors. Launches continued until early 1970, after which all equipment was air-lifted back to Holloman AFB. Wayne O. Mattson was launch control officer for this exercise.


1970 March 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 April 3 - . 09:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Sodium hexaflouride Aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 August 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1971 May 20 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
1972 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1972 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 February 19 - . 07:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • ICECAP 74A Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL, DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 June 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1974 July 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Low Light TV Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAMSO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 October 17 - . 10:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • PRECEDE (HARSES?) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1974 December 7 - . LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • The first aerial recovery of a sounding rocket payload over the broad ocean area was accomplished. The rocket was an Honest John-Nike-Hydac and the payload was provided by the HAVE JEEP II program. - .

1975 March 6 - . 03:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 March 6 - . 06:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 March 10 - . 09:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 March 26 - . 13:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA, USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 March 30 - . 12:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Barium release Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 August 21 - . 03:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. FAILURE: Failure.
  • TREP ABRES Density Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

1976 August 31 - . 03:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • TREP SAMSO 1202-B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1977 March 8 - . 00:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Pad: A-15A Pad 2. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS DIANNE Probe - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi).

1977 March 8 - . 00:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Pad: A-15A Pad 2. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS DIANNE Probe - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 203 km (126 mi).

1977 March 13 - . 23:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Pad: A-15A Pad 2. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS ESTHER Probe - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

1977 March 13 - . 23:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Pad: A-15A Pad 3. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS ESTHER Probe - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 199 km (123 mi).

1977 March 14 - . 23:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Pad: A-15A Pad 2. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS FERN Probe - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 249 km (154 mi).

1977 March 15 - . 00:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. Launch Pad: A-15A Pad 2. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STRESS FERN Probe - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1977 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1977 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1977 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1977 May 18 - . 13:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • ABRES Density / TDV-1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1977 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1978 April 5 - . 11:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • DENSITY sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 26 km (16 mi).

1978 April 5 - . 12:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • DENSITY sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1978 October 26 - . 09:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • SWIR DYNAMICS Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1978 October 26 - . 09:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • ENERGY Auroral Infrared mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

1983 June 16 - . 06:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hydac. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STATE Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 134 km (83 mi).


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