Encyclopedia Astronautica
Tonopah



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Tonopah
Credit: © Mark Wade
Sounding rocket and test vehicle launch site. Conducted launches in support of US nuclear weapons development programs. Known to have been used for 93 launches from 1957 to 1986, reaching up to 270 kilometers altitude.

Location: Tonopah Test Range, Nevada.
Longitude: -116.7795 deg.
Latitude: 37.7965 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Apache The Apache upper stage was an improved version of the Cajun. The Thiokol engine used aluminised polyurethane propellant with a higher specific impulse and phenolic lining in the steel nozzle. Cost to NASA was $ 6,000 per rocket. The Apache could be used in a single stage version, but was normally used with a booster stage, usually the Nike. More...
  • Asp Sounding rocket (Atmospheric Sounding Projectile) originally designed against a US Navy Bureeau of Ships requirement to sample the mushroom clouds of nuclear explosions. Developed by Cooper Development Corporation for the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory. Flight test in 1956. Designed to lift 13.6 kg to 40 km. More...
  • Cajun The Cajun research rocket was developed as a dimensionally-similar but higher performance successor to the Deacon. More...
  • Deacon The Deacon was an advanced solid rocket motor design cancelled at the end of World War II. In 1947 NACA began using reworked surplus motors to boost instrumented subscale aircraft models to speeds of up to Mach 4. They became a workhorse for the Agency's aerodynamic research, resulting in new production. Thousands were flown, until, by the end of the 1950's, supersonic wind tunnels took over the job. More...
  • Doorknob Test vehicle developed by Sandia for aeronomy measurements during atmospheric nuclear tests. One (Doorknob-1) or two surplus Lacrosse (Doorknob-2) missile motors were mated with the payload section. More...
  • Honest John Unguided single-stage solid-propellant US Army missile developed by Douglas Aircraft. It was later used as the booster stage for a range of sounding rockets, test vehicles, and targets. More...
  • Hopi The Hopi-Dart vehicle consisted of a Hopi III booster as first stage, and an unpowered dart as second stage. A boosted version of the configuration used a Kiva motor as the first stage. More...
  • Nike Single stage vehicles consisting first of just the Nike booster were initially fired in the course of development of the Nike-Ajax surface-to-air missile. Later it was used occasionally as a sounding rocket, but much more often as the boost stage of a multi-stage sounding rocket. More...
  • Recruit The Recruit motor was usually used as an upper stage, but in this air-launched vehicle was used for re-entry vehicle heat transfer and aerodynamic stability tests. More...
  • Sandhawk The Sandhawk motor was developed for Sandia primarily for use in multi-stage rockets launched in support of Atomic Energy Agency activities. It was however flown as a single-stage vehicle in initial tests of the motor and some subsequent scientific mission.s More...
  • Terrier Standard US Navy surface-to-air missile developed during the 1950's. Modified single stage Navy Terrier missiles were used as sounding rockets, sometimes supplemented with upper stages. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicles consisting first of just the Nike booster were initially fired in the course of development of the Nike-Ajax surface-to-air missile. Later it was used occasionally as a sounding rocket, but much more often as the boost stage of a multi-stage sounding rocket. More...
  • Asp American sounding rocket. Sounding rocket (Atmospheric Sounding Projectile) originally designed against a US Navy Bureeau of Ships requirement to sample the mushroom clouds of nuclear explosions. Developed by Cooper Development Corporation for the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory. Flight test in 1956. Designed to lift 13.6 kg to 40 km. More...
  • Doorknob 2 American test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Lacrosse + 1 x Lacrosse More...
  • Nike Apache American sounding rocket. The most popular sounding rocket introduced during the early 1960's was this two-stage, solid-propellant vehicle consisting of a Nike booster and Apache upper stage. More...
  • HJ American sounding rocket. Single stage sounding rocket. More...
  • Kisha Judi American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kisha + 1 x Judi III More...
  • Hopi Dart American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle consisting of a Hopi III and an unpowered dart. More...
  • Tomahawk Sandia American sounding rocket. Test and sounding vehicles developed by Sandia using the TE-416 Tomahawk motor. More...
  • Nike Tomahawk American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of a Nike booster and Tomahawk upper stage. Payload 45 kg to 370 km or 115 kg to 215 km. More...
  • Sandhawk American sounding rocket. The Sandhawk motor was developed for Sandia primarily for use in multi-stage rockets launched in support of Atomic Energy Agency activities. It was however flown as a single-stage vehicle in initial tests of the motor and some subsequent scientific mission.s More...
  • Tater American test vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Talos + 1 x Terrier + 1 x Recruit More...
  • Pedro Recruit American sounding rocket. Air Launch Probe System (ALPS) and Fighter Launched Advanced Materials Experiment (FLAME) were both vehicles that used a Pedro first stage and a Recruit second stage. They were launched from an F-4 fighter aircraft. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Sandia American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Sandia Laboratories, Albequerque, USA. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites

Tonopah Chronology


1957 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Doorknob. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob 2. LV Configuration: Doorknob-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1957 April 1 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Doorknob. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob 2. LV Configuration: Doorknob-2.
  • Test 17 (last research and development) mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia.

1957 June 1 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp.
  • Plumbob test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 July 27 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Doorknob. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob 1. LV Configuration: Doorknob-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

1958 November 19 - . 20:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-104 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1958 November 20 - . 02:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-105 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1958 November 20 - . 08:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-106 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 November 20 - . 14:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-107 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1958 December 15 - . 21:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-108 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1958 December 16 - . 03:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-109 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 December 16 - . 08:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-110 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1958 December 16 - . 14:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-111 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1959 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Asp. Launch Vehicle: Asp II.
  • Cleansweep I test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Livermore. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1959 January 27 - . 20:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-112 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1959 January 28 - . 07:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-114 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1959 January 31 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Doorknob. Launch Vehicle: Doorknob 1. LV Configuration: Doorknob-1.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

1959 March 12 - . 18:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-118 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1959 March 13 - . 00:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-119 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1959 March 13 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-120 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1959 March 13 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-121 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1959 April 16 - . 11:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-122 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1959 April 16 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-123 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 79 km (49 mi).

1959 April 16 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-124 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1959 April 17 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-125 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1959 May 5 - . 08:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-126 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1959 May 5 - . 23:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-127 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1959 June 17 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-128 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1959 June 18 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-129 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1959 June 18 - . 07:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-130 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1959 June 18 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-131 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1959 July 14 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-132 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1959 July 15 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-134 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1959 July 15 - . 15:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-135 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1959 July 15 - . 15:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-133 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1959 August 26 - . 13:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-137 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1959 August 26 - . 19:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-138 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 79 km (49 mi).

1959 August 27 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-139 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1959 August 27 - . 06:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-140 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1959 September 26 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-141 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 72 km (44 mi).

1959 September 26 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-143 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 77 km (47 mi).

1959 September 26 - . 20:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-144 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1959 November 4 - . 01:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-146 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1959 November 5 - . 01:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-147 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1959 November 6 - . 01:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • RW-148 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1960 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Viper. LV Configuration: Viper-Arrow V-A.
  • - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1961 January 1 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Kisha Judi.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1961 Feb - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Viper. LV Configuration: Viper-Arrow V-A 23.
  • - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1963 January 23 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • Tracking Flare test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1963 January 23 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon Arrow II.
  • Tracking Flare test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1963 June 12 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk Sandia. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 152-1.
  • Seagull (IQSY) test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi). Summary: Seagull (IQSY). Technology test of NASA version..

1963 October 29 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Hopi Dart. LV Configuration: Hopi Dart F12.
1963 October 29 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Hopi Dart. LV Configuration: Hopi Dart F14.
1963 October 29 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Hopi. Launch Vehicle: Hopi Dart. LV Configuration: Hopi Dart F13.
1964 March 10 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk Sandia. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 152-5.
  • Tomahawk-Dart 7" Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi).

1964 August 25 - . 00:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Terrier Tomahawk Sandia 152-68.
  • TT-12 no igniter test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1964 October 20 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk Sandia. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 152-69. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ballistic Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1965 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun Sandia 276-1.
  • Dart/Parachute - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

1965 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 276-2.
  • Dart/Parachute - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1965 January 20 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk Sandia. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 152-14.
  • Magnus Stovepipe Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi).

1965 February 2 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk Sandia. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 152-17.
  • Magnus Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi).

1965 February 3 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk Sandia. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 152-47.
  • Magnus Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi).

1966 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 276-4.
  • Dart/Parachute - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

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

1966 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 276-5.
  • Dart/Parachute - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 276-3.
  • Dart/Parachute - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 April 5 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk Sandia. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 152-41. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Despin test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1966 April 21 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • Sandia 154-75 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

1966 August 10 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk. LV Configuration: Sandhawk Sandia 281-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1966 September 15 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk. LV Configuration: Sandhawk Sandia 281-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1967 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 276-8.
  • Dart/Parachute - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 276-6.
  • Dart/Parachute - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 276-9.
  • Dart/Parachute - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 276-7.
  • Dart/Parachute - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 January 17 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk. LV Configuration: Sandhawk Sandia 281-3.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1967 February 15 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike. LV Configuration: Nike Nike Sandia 158-11.
  • Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1967 July 27 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk Sandia. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 152-96.
  • 9" Ballistic Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 99 km (61 mi).

1967 September 7 - . 20:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-12 Sandia 152-88.
  • LRL BOX-8a X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi).

1967 November 17 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike. LV Configuration: Nike Nike Sandia 158-12.
  • Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1967 December 6 - . 15:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Complex: Tonopah HAD4. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk Sandia. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 152-110.
  • LRL BOX-13 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1968 June 12 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Nike Nike. LV Configuration: Nike Nike Sandia 158-13.
  • Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1968 August 23 - . 04:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk. LV Configuration: Sandhawk Sandia 152-?.
  • LRL AXE-2 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi).

1969 September 11 - . 23:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Complex: Tonopah HAD4. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-12 Sandia 152-109.
  • LRL RCS-3 (Daisy III) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1969 November 18 - . 21:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-12 Sandia 152-135.
  • LRL ACS-5 Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 174 km (108 mi).

1970 January 13 - . 05:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-12 Sandia 152-137.
  • LRL ROX-3 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

1972 June 2 - . 06:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Complex: Tonopah HAD4. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-12 Sandia 152-185.
  • LRL ACS-1C X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1973 August 15 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tater.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1974 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Terrier. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Nike. LV Configuration: Terrier Nike Sandia NRV.
  • Parachute test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

1975 February 27 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Platform: F-4. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Pedro Recruit. LV Configuration: Pedro Recruit FLAME 2.
  • FLAME test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1975 March 27 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 March 28 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Platform: F-4. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Pedro Recruit. LV Configuration: Pedro Recruit FLAME 3.
  • FLAME test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1975 April 18 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1975 April 18 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Platform: F-4. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Pedro Recruit. LV Configuration: Pedro Recruit FLAME 4. FAILURE: Failure.
  • FLAME test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1975 June 3 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Platform: F-4. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Pedro Recruit. LV Configuration: Pedro Recruit FLAME 5.
  • FLAME test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1975 June 4 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 June 4 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Platform: F-4. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Pedro Recruit. LV Configuration: Pedro Recruit FLAME 6. FAILURE: Failure.
  • FLAME test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1975 August 27 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 September 3 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-12 Sandia 152-?.
  • LRL ACS-1D X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1975 September 23 - . 10:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk-12 Sandia 152-?.
  • LRL ACS-1E X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1975 October 29 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1975 October 31 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1976 January 14 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tater. LV Configuration: Tater Sandia 487-602.
  • SAMS/TATER 602 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1976 January 22 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Platform: F-4. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Pedro Recruit. LV Configuration: Pedro Recruit FLAME 7.
  • FLAME test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1976 January 26 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Platform: F-4. LV Family: Recruit. Launch Vehicle: Pedro Recruit. LV Configuration: Pedro Recruit FLAME 8.
  • FLAME test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1976 March 27 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tater. LV Configuration: Tater Sandia 487-516.
  • SAMS/TATER 516 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1976 April 25 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Tater. LV Configuration: Tater Sandia 487-512.
  • SAMS/TATER 512 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1976 July 22 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Complex: Tonopah UL3. Launch Vehicle: Malemute. LV Configuration: Malemute Sandia 497-006.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 146 km (90 mi).

1976 July 24 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Complex: Tonopah UL3. Launch Vehicle: Malemute. LV Configuration: Malemute Sandia 497-007. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

1978 May 6 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk.
  • DNA Avefria Uno - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1978 May 20 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk.
  • DNA Avefria Dos - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1979 April 19 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. Launch Vehicle: Malemute. LV Configuration: Malemute Sandia 497-009.
  • Malemute II test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1984 December 1 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ. LV Configuration: HJ Sandia.
  • Stores parachute 1 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1985 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ. LV Configuration: HJ Sandia.
  • Stores parachute 2 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1986 April 1 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ. LV Configuration: HJ Sandia.
  • Stores parachute 10 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

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