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Sandhawk

Sandhawk [Sandia]

Sandhawk (Dart) [Sandia]

Dualhawk [Sandia]

The Sandhawk was developed as an upper stage for multi stage sounding rockets. It was first tested as single stage vehicle in 1966, but this flight failed. Only few single stage Sandhawk was launched. But with a Terrier booster it made some 30 flights as Terrier Sandhawk. As Hydra Sandhawk with a NOTS-401 booster, it was experimentally launched from a floating launcher in the ocean. It was also used as the first stage of the Dualhawk with a Tomahawk as upper stage.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Sandhawk Sandhawk / TE-M-473 -
Dualhawk (Sandhawk Tomahawk) Sandhawk / TE-M-473 Tomahawk / TE-M-416
Nr:   TNr:  Date:         Vehicle                  LS         Suc  Payload

 1     1    10.08.1966    Sandhawk                 Ton        *F   Sandia 281-1
 2     2    15.09.1966    Sandhawk                 Ton        *F   Sandia 281-2
 3     3    17.01.1967    Sandhawk                 Ton        *    Sandia 281-3
 4     4    11.05.1967    Sandhawk                 Kau        *    Sandia 281-4
 5     5    11.05.1967    Sandhawk                 Kau        *    Sandia 281-5 (Dart)
 6     6    27.09.1967    Sandhawk                 JI         *    Sandia 281-6 (Dart)
 7     7    23.08.1968    Sandhawk                 Ton        *    Sandia 152-? (LRL AXE-2)
 8     1      .05.1969    Dualhawk                 Kau        *    Sandia 152-128 (Dualhawk-9 Test)
 9     2      .10.1970    Dualhawk                 Kau        *    Sandia 152-134 (Dualhawk-9 Test)
10     3    17.01.1971    Dualhawk                 Egl        *    BUBIA
11     4    18.10.1971    Dualhawk                 Kau        *    BUBIA
12     5    19.10.1971    Dualhawk                 Kau        *    BUBIA
13     6    05.03.1972    Dualhawk                 Thu        *F   ISRO 21.01 (DLR T-DH-43)
14     7    07.03.1972    Dualhawk                 PF         *    Sandia 152-188
15     8    11.03.1972    Dualhawk                 Thu        *F   ISRO 21.02 (DLR T-DH-44)
16     9    09.10.1972    Dualhawk                 PF         *    Sandia 152-191 (Ba)
17    10    11.10.1972    Dualhawk                 PF         *F   Sandia 152-192 (Ba)
18    11    05.02.1973    Dualhawk                 PF         *F   Sandia 152-201 (Ba)
19    12    16.03.1974    Dualhawk                 PF         *    ?
20     8    10.11.1974    Sandhawk                 Kau        *    Sandia 281-3 (LEINAX III)


Launch sites:

Egl = Eglin AFB, Florida, USA USA
JI  = Johnston Island, Pacific, USA USA
Kau = Kauai Test Facility (KTF) (Pacific Missile Range Facility), Barking Sands, Kauai, USA USA
PF  = Poker Flat Research Range, Ft Wainwright, Alaska, USA USA
Thu = Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launch Station (TERLS), Trivandrum, Kerala, India India
Ton = Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, USA USA