1962 in spaceflight (July–September)

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

July[edit]

1 July United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 1 July Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
2 July Soviet UnionR-7A Semyorka Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 2 July Successful
Apogee: 1,350 kilometres (840 mi)
4 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 4 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
4 July Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 4 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
5 July
03:46
United KingdomSkylark-5 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital Aeronomy 5 July Successful
Apogee: 111 kilometres (69 mi)
5 July Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 5 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
5 July Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 5 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
5 July Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 5 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
5 July Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 5 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
6 July FranceBerenice FranceCERES FranceONERA
ONERA Suborbital REV Test 6 July Successful
Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)
8 July United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 8 July Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
9 July
08:46:28
United StatesThor DSV-2E United StatesJohnston LE-1 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Nuclear test 9 July Successful
Apogee: 400 kilometres (250 mi)
9 July
08:51:39
United StatesFranceStrypi-Antares United StatesJohnston United StatesDASA
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 9 July Successful
Apogee: 820 kilometres (510 mi)
9 July
08:52:27
United StatesFranceStrypi-Antares United StatesJohnston United StatesDASA
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 9 July Successful
Apogee: 1,100 kilometres (680 mi)
9 July
08:55:43
United StatesFranceStrypi-Antares United StatesJohnston United StatesDASA
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 9 July Successful
Apogee: 1,200 kilometres (750 mi)
9 July
08:57:29
United StatesFranceStrypi-Antares United StatesJohnston United StatesDASA
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 9 July Successful
Apogee: 1,030 kilometres (640 mi)
9 July
08:57:49
United StatesFranceStrypi-Antares United StatesJohnston United StatesDASA
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 9 July Successful
Apogee: 900 kilometres (560 mi)
9 July
08:59
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 9 July Launch failure
9 July
09:08
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 9 July Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
9 July United StatesJavelin United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 9 July Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
9 July United StatesJavelin United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 9 July Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
9 July United StatesJourneyman United StatesPoint Arguello LC-A United States AEC
AEC Suborbital Magnetospheric 9 July
Apogee: 1,500 kilometres (930 mi)
9 July United StatesAstrobee-1500 United StatesPoint Arguello LC-B United StatesSandia
AEC Suborbital Magnetospheric 9 July Launch failure
Apogee: 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
9 July United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 9 July Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
9 July United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 9 July Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
9 July United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 9 July Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
9 July United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 9 July Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
10 July
08:35:05
United StatesThor DM-19 Delta United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17B United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesTelstar 1 AT&T Medium Earth Communications In orbit Partial spacecraft failure
First active communications satellite, damaged by radiation from Starfish Prime nuclear test, resulting in intermittent performance from November 1962 to 21 February 1963, when the satellite failed completely.
10 July
15:00
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Technology 10 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
11 July
18:51:54
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-15 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 11 July Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
12 July
16:57:57
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-2 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Target 12 July Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
12 July
18:31:57
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS John Marshall, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 12 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
12 July
20:05:13
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS John Marshall, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 12 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
13 July
03:03:10
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-31B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 13 July Launch failure
Apogee: 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
13 July
21:11:33
United StatesSM-65E Atlas United StatesVandenberg OSTF-1 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 13 July Launch failure
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
13 July Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 60/8 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 13 July Launch failure
16 July United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 16 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
18 July
09:30:12
United StatesThor DSV-2D United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
NASA Suborbital Test flight 18 July Successful
Apogee: 1,484 kilometres (922 mi)
18 July
20:51:20
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesPoint Arguello LC-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-2403 (Samos 9/E-6 #3/AFP-201 PVP-853) US Air Force Low Earth Optical imagery 27 July Spacecraft failure
Failed to deorbit, spacecraft separated from Agena whilst still in orbit, Agena decayed on 25 July
19 July
08:40
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 19 July Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
19 July
11:05:27
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-1 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 19 July Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
19 July
11:35
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesKwajalein United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 19 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
21 July
00:56
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1130 (KH-4 9039) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 14 August Partial spacecraft failure
United StatesSRV-593 NRO/CIA Low Earth Film return July Successful
Aborted after six passes, photos severely affected by static
21 July
20:49:54
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS John Marshall, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 21 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
21 July
22:19:15
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS John Marshall, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 21 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
21 July
23:49:14
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS John Marshall, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 21 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
21 July Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 21 July Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
21 July Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 21 July Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
22 July
09:21:23
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesCape Canaveral LC-12 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesMariner 1 NASA Intended: Heliocentric Venus flyby +293 seconds Launch failure
Guidance system failure, destroyed by range safety
23 July United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 23 July Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
23 July United StatesJavelin United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 23 July Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
24 July
12:09:00
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 24 July
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
24 July
17:29:12
United StatesBlue Scout Junior SLV-1C United StatesPoint Arguello LC-A United StatesUS Air Force
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Communications 24 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
24 July
21:41
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
UCO Suborbital Solar 24 July Successful
Apogee: 208 kilometres (129 mi)
24 July Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 24 July Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
25 July
15:41
United StatesNOTS-EV-2 Caleb United StatesF4H Phantom II, Point Arguello United StatesNOTS
NOTS/NRL Suborbital Aeronomy 25 July Successful
Apogee: 1,166 kilometres (725 mi)
25 July
16:17:20
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesCape Canaveral Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 16LC-16 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 25 July Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
25 July Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 25 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
25 July Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 25 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
26 July
09:13:53
United StatesThor DSV-2E United StatesJohnston LE-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesBLUEGILL PRIME US Air Force Suborbital Nuclear test 26 July Launch failure
26 July
17:50:02
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 26 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
27 July United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSS George Washington, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 27 July Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
27 July United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSS George Washington, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 27 July Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
27 July United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSS George Washington, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 27 July Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
27 July United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSS George Washington, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 27 July Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
27 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 27 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
28 July
00:30
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1131 (KH-4 9040) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 24 August Partial spacecraft failure
United StatesSRV-594 NRO/CIA Low Earth Film return 1 August Successful
Images severely affected by radiation and static
28 July
02:50
United StatesTrailblazer 1 United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital REV Test 28 July Successful
Apogee: 280 kilometres (170 mi)
28 July
09:18:31
Soviet UnionVostok-2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 7 (Zenit-2 #4) Low Earth Optical imagery 1 August Successful
28 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 28 July Launch failure
29 July Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 29 July Launch failure
30 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 30 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
31 July Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 60/8 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 31 July Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
July Soviet UnionR-14 Chusovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test July Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
July Soviet UnionR-14 Chusovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test July Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
July Soviet UnionR-14 Chusovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test July Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)

August[edit]

1 August
18:40:40
United StatesPGM-19 Jupiter United StatesCape Canaveral LC-26A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 1 August Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
1 August
21:07:10
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576E United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 1 August Successful
Apogee: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi)
2 August
00:17
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1152 (KH-4 9041) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 26 August Partial spacecraft failure
United StatesSRV-595 NRO/CIA Low Earth Film return 6 August Successful
Images severely affected by static
3 August
17:46
United StatesExos United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 3 August Successful
Apogee: 365 kilometres (227 mi)
4 August Soviet UnionR-14 Chusovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
5 August
17:58:59
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesPoint Arguello LC-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-2404 (Samos 10/E-6 #4/AFP-201 PVP-854) US Air Force Low Earth Optical imagery 6 August Spacecraft failure
Recovery failed
5 August United StatesKiva-Hopi United StatesPoint Arguello LC-B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 5 August
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
7 August
00:47:08
United StatesNike-Cajun SwedenKronogard United StatesAFCRL
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 7 August Successful
Apogee: 105 kilometres (65 mi)
7 August
19:20:05
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 7 August Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
8 August
16:55
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Test flight 8 August Successful
Apogee: 149 kilometres (93 mi)
8 August Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 8 August Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
8 August Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 8 August Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
9 August
15:05:02
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-32B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 9 August Launch failure
Apogee: 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
9 August
22:51:08
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-3 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 9 August Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
9 August
23:05:19
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-2 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 9 August Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
10 August
21:11:21
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesVandenberg OSTF-2 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 10 August Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
10 August
21:27:00
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 10 August Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
10 August Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 10 August Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
10 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 10 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
10 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 10 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
10 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 10 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
10 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 10 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
11 August
01:48:11
United StatesNike-Cajun SwedenKronogard United StatesAFCRL
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 11 August Successful
Apogee: 105 kilometres (65 mi)
11 August
08:30
Soviet UnionVostok-K Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionVostok 3 RVSN Low Earth Biological 15 August
06:52
Successful
Carried cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev
12 August
08:02:17
Soviet UnionVostok-K Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionVostok 4 RVSN Low Earth Biological 15 August
06:59
Successful
Carried cosmonaut Pavel Popovich, landed early after codeword requesting end of mission was accidentally used in conversation between crew and controllers
13 August
22:00
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-11 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 13 August Successful
Apogee: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi)
14 August
15:20
United KingdomSkylark-2 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
Sheffield
UCL
Suborbital Ionospheric 14 August Successful
Apogee: 111 kilometres (69 mi)
15 August Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 15 August Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
17 August
16:34:10
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 17 August Launch failure
Apogee: 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
18 August
07:09
United StatesNike-Cajun NorwayAndøya NorwayNTNF
ILC Suborbital Ionospheric 18 August Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
18 August
15:00
Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Mayak-2 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 8 (DS-K-8 #1) Low Earth Technology
Radar target
17 August 1963 Successful
19 August
00:57:39
United StatesNike-Cajun SwedenKronogard United StatesAFCRL
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 19 August Successful
Apogee: 109 kilometres (68 mi)
21 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 21 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
21 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 21 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
21 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 21 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
21 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 21 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
21 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 21 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
21 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 21 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
22 August
01:30:00
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 22 August Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
22 August
15:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNRL
NRL Suborbital Solar 22 August Successful
Apogee: 234 kilometres (145 mi)
23 August
07:15
JapanKappa-8L JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
ISAS Suborbital Test flight 23 August Successful
Apogee: 173 kilometres (107 mi)
23 August
11:44
United StatesScout X-2M United StatesPoint Arguello LC-D United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-3502 (DMSP-1A F2/P-35 2/AF-2) US Air Force Low Earth Weather In orbit Successful
23 August
17:10
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 23 August Successful
Apogee: 129 kilometres (80 mi)
23 August Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 23 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
24 August
11:38
United KingdomBlack Knight 301 AustraliaWoomera LA-5 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital REV test
Ionospheric
24 August Successful
Apogee: 573 kilometres (356 mi)
25 August
02:18:45
Soviet UnionMolniya Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionVenera-2MV-1 #1 RVSN Intended: Heliocentric
Achieved: Low Earth
Venus lander 28 August Launch failure
One of four upper stage ullage motors failed to ignite, resulting in loss of control
25 August United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 25 August Launch failure
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
27 August
06:59:14
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesCape Canaveral LC-12 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesMariner 2 NASA Heliocentric Venus flyby In orbit Successful
27 August
09:08
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 27 August Successful
Apogee: 114 kilometres (71 mi)
27 August
15:02:03
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 27 August Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
28 August
19:34
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 28 August Successful
Apogee: 148 kilometres (92 mi)
28 August United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 28 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
29 August
01:00
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-2 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1153 (KH-4 9044) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 10 September Partial spacecraft failure
United StatesSRV-596 NRO/CIA Low Earth Film return 2 September Successful
Attitude control system malfunctioned
29 August
01:01
United KingdomSkylark-2 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
RAE/WRE Suborbital Test flight 29 August Successful
Apogee: 109 kilometres (68 mi)
29 August
19:00
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 29 August Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
31 August
00:56:07
United StatesNike-Cajun SwedenKronogard United StatesAFCRL
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 31 August Successful
Apogee: 111 kilometres (69 mi)
31 August
16:25
United StatesScout X-3A United StatesWallops Island LA-3 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital REV Test 31 August Launch failure
Apogee: 217 kilometres (135 mi), third stage ignition occurred late

September[edit]

1 September
02:18:45
Soviet UnionMolniya Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionVenera-2MV-1 #2 RVSN Intended: Heliocentric
Achieved: Low Earth
Venus lander 6 September Launch failure
Valve failed to open, preventing upper stage restart
1 September
20:39
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1132 (KH-5 9042) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 26 October Successful
United StatesSRV-600 NRO/CIA Low Earth Film return September Spacecraft failure
Parachute torn from SRV during recovery resulting in loss of capsule
4 September Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 4 September Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
4 September Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 4 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
4 September Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 4 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
4 September Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 4 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
4 September Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 4 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
4 September Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 4 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
6 September
16:00
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 6 September Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
7 September Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 7 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
7 September Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 7 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
11 September
13:30
United KingdomSkylark-2C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital Ionospheric 11 September Successful
Apogee: 232 kilometres (144 mi)
11 September
23:24
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 11 September Successful
Apogee: 306 kilometres (190 mi)
12 September
00:59:13
Soviet UnionMolniya Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionVenera-2MV-2 #1 RVSN Intended: Heliocentric
Achieved: Low Earth
Venus lander 14 September Launch failure
Vernier engine exploded due to failure of oxidiser valve to close
12 September
15:50:00
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-15 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 12 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
14 September
08:09:06
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSNS Observation Island, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 14 September Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
15 September
20:37:10
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSNS Observation Island, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 15 September Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
15 September Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 15 September Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
17 September
23:46
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1133 (KH-4 9043) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 19 November Partial spacecraft failure
United StatesERS-2 (TRS-2) US Air Force Low Earth Technology Spacecraft failure
United StatesSRV-597 NRO/CIA Low Earth Film return 19 September Successful
Capping shutter malfunctioned, ERS-2 failed to separate from FTV-1133
18 September
08:53:08
United StatesThor DM-19 Delta United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesTiros-6 (Tiros-F2) NASA Low Earth Weather In orbit Successful
Final flight of Thor-Delta, last signal from satellite received on 21 October 1963
19 September
03:06:22
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-31B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 19 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
19 September
19:30
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-11 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 19 September Successful
Apogee: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi)
19 September Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 19 September Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
20 September
03:45:41
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-31B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 20 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
20 September
04:21
United KingdomSkylark-2 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
Sheffield Suborbital Ionospheric 20 September Successful
Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi)
20 September Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 20 September Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
20 September Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 20 September Launch failure
21 September United StatesRAM-B United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital REV Test 21 September Launch failure
Apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi)
22 September
02:24
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital UV Astronomy 22 September Successful
Apogee: 187 kilometres (116 mi)
22 September
06:45
United StatesJourneyman United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Michigan Suborbital Radio astronomy 22 September Successful
Apogee: 1,691 kilometres (1,051 mi)
27 September
02:14:56
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 27 September Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
27 September
09:39:51
Soviet UnionVostok-2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 9 (Zenit-2 #7) Low Earth Optical imagery 1 October Successful
29 September
06:05
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
CanadaAlouette 1 DRTE Low Earth Ionospheric In orbit Successful
United StatesTAVE NASA Low Earth Technology In orbit Successful
Alouette 1 became the first Canadian satellite, TAVE intentionally remained attached to the carrier rocket's upper stage
27 September
18:00
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 27 September Successful
Apogee: 260 kilometres (160 mi)
27 September Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 27 September Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
27 September United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 27 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
27 September Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 27 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
28 September
21:01
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesVandenberg LC-394A-3 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 28 September Launch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
28 September Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 28 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
29 September
23:34:50
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-2 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1154 (KH-4 9045) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 8 October Partial spacecraft failure
United StatesSRV-598 NRO/CIA Low Earth Film return October Successful
Attitude control system malfunctioned
30 September
06:02
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital XR astronomy 30 September Successful
Apogee: 171 kilometres (106 mi)
September Soviet UnionR-14 Chusovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test September Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
September Soviet UnionR-14 Chusovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test September Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
3rd Quarter FranceBerenice FranceCERES FranceONERA
ONERA Suborbital REV Test 3rd Quarter Successful
Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)

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