Nike (rocket stage)

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Early Booster Missile Nike I (three fin model).

The Nike stage or Nike booster, a solid fuel rocket motor, was created by the predecessor of Thiokol.

It was initially developed for use as the first stage of the Nike Ajax and Nike Hercules missiles as part of Project Nike.[1]

Subsequently it was employed in a variety of missiles and sounding rockets, becoming one of the most popular and reliable rocket stages, not only in the United States, but also in several other countries around the world.

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