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Nike Recruit
Part of Nike Family
American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Nike + 1 x Recruit

Status: Retired 1961. First Launch: 1956-10-05. Last Launch: 1961-04-07. Number: 6 . Thrust: 217.00 kN (48,783 lbf). Gross mass: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb). Height: 8.00 m (26.20 ft). Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft). Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).



Family: test vehicle. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Wallops Island. Stages: 1.5KS35000, M5E1. Agency: NASA Langley.

1956 October 5 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Recruit.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1957 August 13 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Recruit.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 October 10 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Recruit.
  • Heat Transfer Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 June 18 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Recruit.
  • Mercury model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 August 4 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Recruit.
  • Mercury model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1961 April 7 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Recruit.
  • Reentry Stability re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).


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