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Nike Hawk is the designation of an American sounding rocket. It has an apogee of 160 km, a liftoff thrust of 217 kN, a total mass of 1100 kg and a total length of 9.00 m. It is a two-stage rocket made from a Nike and a Hawk anti-aircraft missile, and was designed to launch a 90-kg research payload to an altitude of 160 km.[1]


  1. Origins of NASA Names. NASA. 1976. p. 131. 

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