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Nike Nike
Part of Nike Family
American sounding rocket. 2-4 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Nike + 1 x Nike + upper stages.

Status: Retired 1979. First Launch: 1956-06-07. Last Launch: 1979-10-29. Number: 19 . Payload: 70 kg (154 lb). Thrust: 217.00 kN (48,783 lbf). Gross mass: 1,392 kg (3,068 lb). Height: 11.90 m (39.00 ft). Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft). Span: 1.80 m (5.90 ft). Apogee: 352 km (218 mi).

Payload: 70 kg (154 lb) to a 352 km altitude.



Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, Fort Churchill, Chilca, Eglin A-15. Stages: M5E1. Agency: NASA Langley.

1956 June 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • E41 model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 April 23 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Cree III 29-2 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1959 June 19 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Cree III 30-3 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 July 10 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Cree III 31-4 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 September 2 - . Launch Site: Eglin. Launch Complex: Eglin A-15. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Cree III 32-5 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 23 km (14 mi).

1960 August 22 - . 17:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Cree II - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 46 km (28 mi).

1960 November 21 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Cree II - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 33 km (20 mi).

1966 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • SPTV-9 Para test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1966? - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • SPTV-8 Para test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SAND. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1967 February 15 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1967 November 17 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1968 June 12 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1978 May 20 - . 09:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1978 May 22 - . 09:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 54 km (33 mi).

1978 September 13 - . 00:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1978 September 13 - . 11:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1979 October 23 - . 23:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Chilca. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1979 October 24 - . 23:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Chilca. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1979 October 29 - . 23:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Chilca. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike.
  • SMOKE Aeronomy / Chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).


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