1962 in spaceflight (April–June)

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This is a list of spaceflights launched between April and June 1962. For launches in the rest of the year, see 1962 in spaceflight (January–March), 1962 in spaceflight (July–September) and 1962 in spaceflight (October–December). For an overview of the whole year, see 1962 in spaceflight.


Launches[edit]

Date and time (UTC) Rocket Launch site LSP
Payload Operator Orbit Function Decay (UTC) Outcome
Remarks

April[edit]

3 April
04:57
United StatesTrailblazer 1 United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital REV Test 3 April Successful
Apogee: 260 kilometres (160 mi)
4 April
19:45:45
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 4 April Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
5 April
15:47
United KingdomSkylark-2 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital Aeronomy 5 April Successful
Apogee: 238 kilometres (148 mi)
5 April United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 5 April Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
6 April
17:16
Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Mayak-2 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 2 (1MS #1) Low Earth Technology
Cosmic rays
Radiation
20 August 1963 Successful
6 April Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 6 April Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
8 April Soviet UnionR-5A Pobeda Soviet UnionChelkar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Target 8 April Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
9 April
15:04:48
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesPoint Arguello LC-1-2 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesMIDAS-5 US Air Force Medium Earth Missile defence In orbit Successful
United StatesWestford Drag Lincoln Medium Earth Communications
Technology
In orbit Successful
Samos RV recovery failed, Westford Drag deployed copper dipoles, several were tracked as having decayed in the 1970s, particularly on 7 November 1976 and 22 May 1977, whilst many are still in orbit
9 April
21:07:40
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-11 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 9 April Launch failure
10 April
18:20
United KingdomSkylark-2 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital Aeronomy 10 April Launch failure
10 April Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 10 April Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
11 April Soviet UnionR-5A Pobeda Soviet UnionChelkar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Target 11 April Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
11 April Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 11 April Launch failure
12 April
01:57:26
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-2 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 12 April Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
12 April
16:00:25
United StatesRM-89 Blue Scout I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-18B United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital REV Test 12 April Launch failure
Apogee: 30 kilometres (19 mi)
12 April Soviet UnionR-5A Pobeda Soviet UnionChelkar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Target 12 April Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
12 April United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 12 April Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
13 April Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 13 April Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
13 April Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 13 April Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
14 April Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 14 April Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
17 April
09:28
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 17 April Successful
Apogee: 119 kilometres (74 mi)
17 April
09:43
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 17 April Successful
Apogee: 201 kilometres (125 mi)
17 April
17:20
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands United StatesNRL
NRL Suborbital Aeronomy 17 April Successful
Apogee: 286 kilometres (178 mi)
18 April
00:54
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesDiscoverer 39 (KH-4 9032) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 28 May Successful
Last spacecraft to receive a Discoverer designation
18 April
18:17:54
United StatesPGM-19 Jupiter United StatesCape Canaveral LC-26A TurkeyTHK
THK Suborbital Missile test 18 April Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi), first Turkish spaceflight
18 April
19:32
United StatesAstrobee-200 United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 18 April Successful
Apogee: 221 kilometres (137 mi)
18 April Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 18 April Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
19 April United StatesNike-Zeus United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 19 April Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
20 April Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 20 April Launch failure
23 April
20:50
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesCape Canaveral LC-12 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesRanger 4 NASA Heliocentric Lunar impactor 26 April
12:49:53
Spacecraft failure
Spacecraft timer malfunction, landed on wrong side of Moon, no data returned from impact
23 April Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 23 April Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
24 April
17:00:00
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 24 April Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
25 April
01:59:45
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-32B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 25 April Launch failure
Apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi)
25 April
14:00:34
United StatesSaturn C-1 (Saturn I) United StatesCape Canaveral LC-34 United StatesNASA
United StatesSA-2 NASA Suborbital Test flight +122.56 seconds Successful
Apogee: 145 kilometres (90 mi), destroyed after test completion to release water ballast as part of Project Highwater
25 April
16:50:26
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Sam Houston, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 25 April Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
24 April
04:00
Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Mayak-2 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 3 (2MS #1) Low Earth Technology
Cosmic rays
Radiation
17 October Successful
26 April
10:02
Soviet UnionVostok-K Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 4 (Zenit-2 #2) Low Earth Optical imagery 29 April Partial spacecraft failure
Orientation system malfunctioned
26 April
16:00
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesJapanNASA/RRL
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 26 April Successful
Apogee: 128 kilometres (80 mi)
26 April
18:00:16
United StatesThor DM-19 Delta United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
United KingdomAriel 1 (UK-1/S-51) SERC Low Earth Ionospheric 24 April 1976 Successful
First British satellite
26 April
18:58:08
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesPoint Arguello LC-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-2401 (Samos 7/E-6 #1/AFP-201 PVP-851) US Air Force Low Earth Optical imagery 27 April Successful
26 April United StatesScout X-2 United StatesPoint Arguello LC-D United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesSolrad 4B (GRAB-4B) US Navy/NRL Intended: Low Earth Radiation
ELINT
26 April Launch failure
Final flight of Scout X-2, failed to orbit
26 April Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 26 April Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
27 April
17:24:45
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 27 April Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
27 April
23:24
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-2 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 27 April Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
27 April United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 27 April Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
28 April Soviet UnionRT-1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 28 April Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
29 April
00:30:12
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1125 (KH-4 9033) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 26 May Successful
SRV parachute failed to deploy
30 April
18:35
United StatesAstrobee-200 United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 30 April Successful
Apogee: 255 kilometres (158 mi)
30 April United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 30 April Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
April Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test April Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
April United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy April Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
April United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy April Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
April United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy April Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)

May[edit]

1 May
13:13
United KingdomBlack Knight 201 AustraliaWoomera LA-5 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital REV test
Ionospheric
1 May Successful
Apogee: 795 kilometres (494 mi)
2 May
22:53
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 2 May Successful
Apogee: 275 kilometres (171 mi)
2 May
23:44:53
United StatesThor DSV-2E United StatesJohnston LE-1 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 2 May Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
3 May
18:03
United StatesIris United StatesWallops Island LA-1 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 3 May Successful
Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi)
3 May
20:00
United StatesJavelin United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 3 May Successful
Apogee: 845 kilometres (525 mi)
4 May
01:41:02
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 4 May Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
4 May
21:43
United StatesHGM-25A Titan I United StatesVandenberg LC-395A-1
Suborbital Missile test 4 May Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
6 May
05:41:00
United StatesTrailblazer-2M United StatesWallops Island United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 6 May Successful
Apogee: 280 kilometres (170 mi)
6 May
23:17:49
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Ethan Allen, Pacific Ocean United StatesUS Navy
United StatesFRIGATE BIRD US Navy Suborbital Nuclear test 6 May Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
8 May
15:05
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Technology 8 May Successful
Apogee: 196 kilometres (122 mi)
8 May
19:49
United StatesAtlas LV-3C Centaur-A United StatesCape Canaveral LC-36A United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Test flight 8 May Launch failure
Maiden flight of Atlas-Centaur, exploded due to insulation problem, apogee: 6 kilometres (3.7 mi)
9 May
13:29:59
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 9 May Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
9 May
22:08
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 9 May Launch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
9 May
22:15:24
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Sam Houston, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 9 May Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
10 May
12:06
United StatesThor DM-21 Ablestar United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17B United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesANNA 1A US Military/NASA Intended: Low Earth Geodesy 10 May Launch failure
Second stage failed to ignite
11 May
15:00:02
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-32B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 11 May Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
11 May
18:26:04
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Sam Houston, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 11 May Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
12 May
00:31:48
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-3 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 12 May Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
15 May
19:36
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1126 (KH-5 9034A) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 20 June Successful
16 May
17:03
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesJapanNASA/RRL
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 16 May Successful
Apogee: 121 kilometres (75 mi)
17 May
02:04
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesJapanNASA/RRL
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 17 May Successful
Apogee: 127 kilometres (79 mi)
17 May Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 17 May Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
18 May
18:01
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Michigan Suborbital Aeronomy 18 May Successful
Apogee: 135 kilometres (84 mi)
18 May FranceCentaure FranceCERES FranceCNES
CNET Suborbital Test flight 18 May Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
19 May
01:59:59
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-32B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 19 May Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
21 May East GermanySoviet UnionR-2A Soviet UnionKapustin Yar SP-2 Soviet UnionNII-88
NII-88 Suborbital Target 21 May Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
22 May Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 22 May Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
23 May
18:01:36
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Thomas A. Edison, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 23 May Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
23 May
19:48:00
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Thomas A. Edison, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 23 May Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
24 May
10:50
JapanKappa-8 JapanAkita JapanISAS
RRL[disambiguation needed] Suborbital Ionospheric 24 May Launch failure
24 May
12:45:16
United StatesAtlas LV-3B United StatesCape Canaveral LC-14 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesMercury-Atlas 7 NASA Low Earth Microgravity
Earth observation
17:41:21 Successful
United StatesBalloon Subsatellite 1 NASA Low Earth Air density Spacecraft failure
Carried astronaut Scott Carpenter, Balloon Subsatellite failed to inflate, and subsequently failed to separate from Mercury spacecraft, resulting in the subsatellite's destruction during the Mercury spacecraft's re-entry.[1]
24 May United StatesScout X-2M United StatesPoint Arguello LC-D United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-3501 (DMSP-1A F1/P-35 1/AF-1) US Air Force Intended: Low Earth Weather 24 May Launch failure
Maiden flight of Scout X-2M, failed to orbit
24 May FranceVéronique FranceHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 24 May Successful
Apogee: 168 kilometres (104 mi)
25 May
12:43
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 25 May Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
26 May
18:04
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 26 May Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
27 May Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 27 May Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
28 May
03:00
Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Mayak-2 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 5 (2MS #2) Low Earth Technology
Radiation
2 May 1963 Successful
29 May FranceCentaure FranceCERES FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 29 May Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
29 May FranceCentaure FranceReggane FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 29 May Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
29 May FranceCentaure FranceHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 29 May Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
30 May
01:00:04
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1128 (KH-4 9035) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 11 June Successful
30 May Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 30 May Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
31 May
03:01
AustraliaLong Tom AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 31 May Successful
Apogee: 125 kilometres (78 mi)
31 May
17:08:44
United StatesBlue Scout Junior SLV-1C United StatesPoint Arguello LC-A United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Communications 31 May Successful
Apogee: 830 kilometres (520 mi)
31 May FranceVéronique AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 31 May Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
May Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionAN[disambiguation needed]
AN Suborbital Aeronomy May Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)

June[edit]

1 June
09:38
Soviet UnionVostok-2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionZenit-2 #3 Intended: Low Earth Optical imagery 1 June Launch failure
Maiden flight of Vostok-2, Block B engine failed 1.8 seconds after launch, rocket fell 300 metres (980 ft) from the launch pad, damaging it
1 June Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 1 June Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
1 June United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 1 June Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
1 June FranceVéronique AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 1 June Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
2 June
00:31
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1127 (KH-5 9036) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 11 June Successful
United StatesOscar 2 Project OSCAR Low Earth Amateur radio 21 June Successful
Parachute torn from SRV during recovery resulting in loss of capsule, Oscar 2 ceased operations on 20 June
2 June
19:16:01
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Thomas A. Edison, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 2 June Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
2 June
22:34:57
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Thomas A. Edison, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 2 June Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
4 June
09:44:17
United StatesThor DSV-2E United StatesJohnston LE-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesBLUEGILL US Air Force Suborbital Nuclear test 4 June Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
4 June
14:00
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 4 June Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
4 June Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 4 June Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
4 June FranceVéronique FranceReggane FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 4 June Launch failure
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
5 June
04:06:21
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 5 June Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
5 June
12:45
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy
Solar
5 June Successful
Apogee: 216 kilometres (134 mi)
5 June FranceCentaure FranceCERES FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 5 June Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
5 June FranceCentaure FranceReggane FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 5 June Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
5 June FranceCentaure FranceReggane FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 5 June Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
5 June FranceCentaure FranceHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 5 June Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
5 June FranceCentaure FranceHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 5 June Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
6 June
03:00
United KingdomSkylark-5C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
RAE/WRE Suborbital Test flight 6 June Successful
Apogee: 240 kilometres (150 mi)
6 June
23:40:00
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Michigan Suborbital Aeronomy 6 June Successful
Apogee: 125 kilometres (78 mi)
6 June Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 6 June Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
6 June FranceVéronique FranceReggane FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 6 June Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
7 June
00:10
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA/Michigan Suborbital Aeronomy 7 June Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi)
7 June
00:56
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 7 June Successful
Apogee: 162 kilometres (101 mi)
7 June
08:52
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 7 June Launch failure
Apogee: 34 kilometres (21 mi)
7 June
14:45
United StatesNike-Cajun PakistanSonmiani PakistanSUPA
SUPA Suborbital Aeronomy 7 June Successful
Apogee: 126 kilometres (78 mi)
7 June
18:21:37
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-15 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 7 June Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
7 June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 7 June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
7 June Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 7 June Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
8 June
00:53
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 8 June Successful
Apogee: 117 kilometres (73 mi)
8 June
17:35:01
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-32B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 8 June Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
8 June Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 8 June Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
9 June Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 9 June Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
11 June
14:50
United StatesNike-Cajun PakistanSonmiani PakistanSUPA
SUPA Suborbital Aeronomy 11 June Successful
Apogee: 116 kilometres (72 mi)
12 June
21:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Solar 12 June Successful
Apogee: 299 kilometres (186 mi)
14 June Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 14 June Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
15 June
02:00:01
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 15 June Launch failure
Apogee: 40 kilometres (25 mi)
15 June
16:48
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 15 June Successful
Apogee: 143 kilometres (89 mi)
15 June CanadaBlack Brant III United StatesWallops Island CanadaCARDE
CARDE Suborbital Test flight 15 June Launch failure
Apogee: 98 kilometres (61 mi)
15 June CanadaBlack Brant III United StatesWallops Island CanadaCARDE
CARDE Suborbital Test flight 15 June Launch failure
Apogee: 92 kilometres (57 mi)
15 June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 15 June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
17 June
18:14:18
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesPoint Arguello LC-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-2402 (Samos 8/E-6 #2/AFP-201 PVP-852) US Air Force Low Earth Optical imagery 18 June Spacecraft failure
Failed to separate from Agena after deorbit
18 June
20:20
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-2312 (Ferret/Samos-F2 2) US Air Force Low Earth ELINT 30 October 1963 Successful
19 June
00:30
United StatesPGM-17 Thor DM-18A United StatesVandenberg LE-8 United KingdomRoyal Air Force
Royal Air Force Suborbital Missile test 19 June Successful
Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi)
19 June
06:59
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
ASE[disambiguation needed] Suborbital XR astronomy 19 June Successful
Apogee: 224 kilometres (139 mi)
19 June
12:19:01
United StatesThor DM-19 Delta United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesTiros-5 (Tiros-E) NASA Low Earth Weather In orbit Successful
19 June CanadaBlack Brant III United StatesWallops Island CanadaCARDE
CARDE Suborbital Test flight 19 June Launch failure
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
19 June United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 19 June Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
19 June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 19 June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
19 June Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 19 June Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
20 June
05:20
United KingdomSkylark-5C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital Aeronomy
Solar
20 June Successful
Apogee: 227 kilometres (141 mi)
20 June
08:46:16
United StatesThor DSV-2E United StatesJohnston LE-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesSTARFISH US Air Force Suborbital Nuclear test 20 June Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
20 June
13:29
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Technology 20 June Successful
Apogee: 158 kilometres (98 mi)
21 June Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 21 June Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
22 June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 22 June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
23 June
00:30
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1129 (KH-4 9037) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 7 July Successful
26 June
08:38
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 26 June Successful
Apogee: 116 kilometres (72 mi)
26 June
10:57:42
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-3 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Target 26 June Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
26 June
11:30
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesKwajalein United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 26 June Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
26 June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 26 June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
27 June
14:10:00
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesUS Navy
NRL Suborbital Ionospheric 27 June
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
27 June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 27 June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
27 June FranceBerenice FranceCERES FranceONERA
ONERA Suborbital REV Test 27 June Successful
Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)
28 June
00:10:00
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesUS Navy
NRL Suborbital Ionospheric 28 June
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
28 June
01:09
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1151 (KH-4 9038) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 14 September Partial spacecraft failure
Maiden flight of Thor DM-21 Agena-D, images severely affected by static
28 June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 28 June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
28 June CanadaBlack Brant III United StatesWallops Island CanadaCARDE
CARDE Suborbital Test flight 28 June Launch failure
Apogee: 13 kilometres (8.1 mi)
29 June
05:40:00
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-32B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 29 June Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
29 June
14:05:58
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 29 June Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
29 June
21:00
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Johns Hopkins Suborbital Aeronomy 29 June Successful
Apogee: 210 kilometres (130 mi)
29 June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 29 June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
30 June
04:55
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Johns Hopkins Suborbital Aeronomy 30 June Successful
Apogee: 208 kilometres (129 mi)
30 June
16:00
Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Mayak-2 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 6 (DS-P1 #1) Low Earth Technology
Radar target
8 September Successful

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