Sandhawk (Dart) [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.
|Sandhawk||Sandhawk / TE-M-473|
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, JTF-8 Safeguard) 7 7 23.08.1968 Sandhawk Ton * Sandia 152-? (LRL AXE-2) Launch sites: JI = Johnston Island, Pacific, USA Kau = Kauai Test Facility (KTF) (Pacific Missile Range Facility), Barking Sands, Kauai, USA Ton = Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, USA