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Nike Zeus A
Part of Spartan ABM Family
American anti-ballistic missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x TX-135 + 1 x Zeus A

Status: Retired 1960. First Launch: 1959-08-26. Last Launch: 1960-06-22. Number: 8 . Thrust: 2,002.00 kN (450,067 lbf). Gross mass: 5,000 kg (11,000 lb). Height: 13.30 m (43.60 ft). Diameter: 0.91 m (2.98 ft). Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

Maximum range: 320 km (190 mi).



Family: anti-ballistic. Country: USA. Launch Sites: White Sands, White Sands LC38, White Sands LC94. Stages: Zeus A, TX-135. Agency: Western Electric.

1959 August 26 - . 17:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Spartan ABM. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1959 October 14 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Spartan ABM. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1959 December 16 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Spartan ABM. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1960 February 3 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC94. Launch Pad: FIX?. LV Family: Spartan ABM. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1960 March 9 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Spartan ABM. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1960 April 28 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Spartan ABM. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A.
  • First Silo launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1960 May 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Spartan ABM. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1960 June 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Spartan ABM. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).


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