1962 in spaceflight (October–December)

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

October[edit]

2 October
11:46:25
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-2 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Target 2 October Launch failure
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
2 October
22:11:30
United StatesDelta A United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17B United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesExplorer 14 (EPE-B/S-3b) NASA Highly elliptical Magnetospheric In orbit Successful
Maiden flight of Delta A
3 October
12:15:11
United StatesAtlas LV-3B United StatesCape Canaveral LC-14 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesMercury-Atlas 8 NASA Low Earth Test flight 21:28:22 Successful
Carried astronaut Wally Schirra
5 October Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 5 October Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
5 October Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 60/8 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 5 October Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
6 October
15:30
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 6 October Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
6 October United StatesHGM-25A Titan I United StatesVandenberg LC-395A-1
Suborbital Missile test 6 October Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
7 October United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
7 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
9 October
18:35
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1134 (KH-5 9046) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 16 November Partial spacecraft failure
United StatesSRV-603 NRO/CIA Low Earth Film return 13 October Successful
Shutter malfunction, half of the film aboard the spacecraft was not used
11 October
00:30
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
11 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
11 October United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesBarking Sands United StatesUS Air Force
Michigan Suborbital Aeronomy 11 October
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
11 October Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 11 October Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
11 October Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 11 October Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
12 October
16:24:03
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-16 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 12 October Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
13 October
06:59
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
ASE Suborbital XR astronomy 13 October Successful
Apogee: 317 kilometres (197 mi)
14 October United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSNS Observation Island, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 14 October Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
14 October United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSNS Observation Island, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 14 October Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
15 October
08:39
FranceVéronique AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
CERMA Suborbital Biological research 15 October Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi), first launch from Algeria following independence from France
15 October
16:17
United KingdomSkylark-2 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
Cambridge
UCL
Suborbital Ionospheric 15 October Successful
Apogee: 154 kilometres (96 mi)
16 October
09:14:38
United StatesThor DSV-2E United StatesJohnston LE-2 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesBluegill Double Prime US Air Force Suborbital Nuclear test 16 October Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
16 October
15:06
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 16 October Successful
Apogee: 166 kilometres (103 mi)
16 October Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 60/8 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 16 October Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
17 October
09:00:00
Soviet UnionVostok-2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 10 (Zenit-2 #5) Low Earth Optical imagery 21 October Successful
17 October
15:52
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 17 October Successful
Apogee: 141 kilometres (88 mi)
17 October Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 17 October Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
18 October
00:51:54
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-31B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 18 October Launch failure
Apogee: 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
18 October
01:00
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 18 October Launch failure
Apogee: 86 kilometres (53 mi)
18 October
08:31
FranceVéronique AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
CERMA Suborbital Biological research 18 October Successful
Apogee: 110 kilometres (68 mi)
18 October
16:59
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesCape Canaveral LC-12 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesRanger 5 NASA Heliocentric Lunar impactor In orbit Spacecraft failure
Power system malfunction, missed Moon by 725 kilometres (450 mi)
18 October Soviet UnionR-5B Pobeda Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital Ionospheric 18 October Successful
Apogee: 508 kilometres (316 mi)
19 October
18:15
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-11 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 19 October Successful
Apogee: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi)
19 October FranceVéronique AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
LRBA Suborbital Test flight 19 October Successful
Apogee: 135 kilometres (84 mi)
20 October
04:00
Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Mayak-2 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 11 (DS-A1 #1) Low Earth Technology 18 May 1964 Successful
20 October
08:30
United StatesCastor-Recruit United StatesJohnston United StatesAEC
United StatesCHECKMATE AEC Suborbital Nuclear test 20 October Successful
Apogee: 147 kilometres (91 mi)
20 October
08:31
United StatesFranceStrypi-Antares United StatesJohnston United StatesDASA
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 20 October Successful
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
20 October
08:32
United StatesFranceStrypi-Antares United StatesJohnston United StatesDASA
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 20 October Successful
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
20 October
09:00
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 20 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
21 October United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesBarking Sands United StatesUS Air Force
Michigan Suborbital Aeronomy 21 October
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
22 October Soviet UnionR-5B Pobeda Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital Aeronomy 22 October Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
22 October Soviet UnionR-5M Pobeda Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionK-3 RVSN Suborbital Nuclear test 22 October Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
22 October FranceVéronique AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
LRBA Suborbital Test flight 22 October Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi)
22 October Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 22 October Launch failure
23 October
03:44:24
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 23 October Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
23 October
11:01
FranceVéronique AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
DFF
LPA
Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
23 October Successful
Apogee: 175 kilometres (109 mi)
23 October
19:10:00
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 23 October Successful
Apogee: 137 kilometres (85 mi)
24 October
09:46
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 24 October Successful
Apogee: 133 kilometres (83 mi)
24 October
17:55:04
Soviet UnionMolniya Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionMars-2MV-4 #1 RVSN Intended: Heliocentric
Achieved: Low Earth
Mars flyby 29 October Launch failure
Upper stage engine exploded 16 seconds after ignition due to lubricant leak jamming turbopump gearbox
24 October
19:00
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 24 October Launch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
25 October
06:00
United StatesExos United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 25 October Successful
Apogee: 669 kilometres (416 mi)
25 October
06:30
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 25 October Successful
Apogee: 137 kilometres (85 mi)
23 October
11:19
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 23 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
23 October
11:19
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 23 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
25 October
23:28
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Solar 25 October Successful
Apogee: 213 kilometres (132 mi)
25 October United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 25 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
25 October Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Mayak-2 Soviet Union
Soviet Union1MS #2 Intended: Low Earth Technology
Radiation
25 October Launch failure
Failed to orbit
26 October
09:44:05
United StatesThor DSV-2E United StatesJohnston LE-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesBLUEGILL TRIPLE PRIME US Air Force Suborbital Nuclear test 26 October Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
26 October
09:58
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 26 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 October
10:05
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 26 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 October
10:11
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 26 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 October
10:15
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 26 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 October
10:22
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 26 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 October
10:59:25
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576A-1 United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Target 26 October Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
26 October
16:14
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-2 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesSTARAD US Air Force Medium Earth Radiation 5 October 1967 Successful
26 October
17:05:34
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-15 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 26 October Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
26 October United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 26 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 October United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 26 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 October United StatesJavelin United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 26 October Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
27 October
23:15:01
United StatesDelta A United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17B United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesExplorer 15 (EPE-C) NASA Medium Earth Radiation In orbit Successful
Final flight of Delta A
27 October United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 27 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
28 October Soviet UnionR-5M Pobeda Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionK-4 RVSN Suborbital Nuclear test 28 October Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
28 October Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 51 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 28 October Launch failure
29 October
23:21
FranceVéronique AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
LPA Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
29 October Successful
Apogee: 180 kilometres (110 mi)
29 October United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesBarking Sands United StatesUS Air Force
Michigan Suborbital Aeronomy 29 October
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
30 October
01:50
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Wisconsin Suborbital UV Astronomy 30 October Successful
Apogee: 188 kilometres (117 mi)
31 October
08:08
United StatesThor DM-21 Ablestar United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesANNA 1B US Military/NASA Low Earth Geodesy In orbit Successful
Final flight of Thor DM-21 Ablestar
31 October
23:33
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 31 October Launch failure
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
31 October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 31 October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionSary Shagan Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
October Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionSary Shagan Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
October Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionSary Shagan Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
October Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionSary Shagan Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
October Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionSary Shagan Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
October Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionSary Shagan Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
October Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionSary Shagan Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
October Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionSary Shagan Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
October Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)

November[edit]

1 November
11:25
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 1 November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
1 November
11:54:48
United StatesThor DSV-2E United StatesJohnston LE-2 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesKINGFISH US Air Force Suborbital Nuclear test 1 November Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
1 November
12:16
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 1 November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
1 November
12:20
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 1 November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
1 November
12:24
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 1 November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
1 November
12:40
United StatesHonest John-Nike United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 1 November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
1 November
16:14:16
Soviet UnionMolniya Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionMars 1 (2MV-4 #2) RVSN Heliocentric Mars flyby In orbit Spacecraft failure
Communications system failed on 21 March 1963, prior to flyby
2 November
04:25:00
United StatesHonest John-Nike-Nike United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 2 November Successful
Apogee: 170 kilometres (110 mi)
2 November
07:34
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 2 November Launch failure
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
2 November
11:25
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 2 November Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
3 November Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 3 November Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
3 November United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 3 November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
4 November
15:35:15
Soviet UnionMolniya Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionMars-2MV-3 #1 RVSN Intended: Heliocentric
Achieved: Low Earth
Mars flyby 5 November Launch failure
Fuse shaken loose by vibrations, causing upper stage to fail to restart
4 November United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 4 November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
4 November United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 4 November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
5 November
15:29:59
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 5 November Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
5 November
22:04
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1136 (KH-4 9047) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 3 December Partial spacecraft failure
United StatesSRV-599 NRO/CIA Low Earth Film return 10 November Successful
Camera door malfunction, 15 percent of film unusable
6 November
19:45
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Solar 6 November Successful
Apogee: 308 kilometres (191 mi)
7 November
10:25
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Ionospheric 7 November Successful
Apogee: 132 kilometres (82 mi)
7 November
10:53
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 7 November Successful
Apogee: 165 kilometres (103 mi)
7 November
19:43
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-11 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 7 November Successful
Apogee: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi)
8 November United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 8 November Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
9 November
03:12
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 9 November Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
11 November
01:03
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
11 November Successful
Apogee: 260 kilometres (160 mi)
11 November
20:17:02
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesPoint Arguello LC-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-2405 (Samos 11/E-6 #5/AFP-201 PVP-855) US Air Force Low Earth Optical imagery 12 November Spacecraft failure
United StatesERS-1 (TRS-1) US Air Force Low Earth Technology Spacecraft failure
TRS failed to separate from FTV-2405, recovery of FTV failed
13 November
10:10
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital Aeronomy
Solar
Meteorite research
13 November Successful
Apogee: 206 kilometres (128 mi)
13 November
22:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 13 November Successful
Apogee: 253 kilometres (157 mi)
14 November
22:36:02
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesVandenberg OSTF-2 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 14 November Launch failure
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
16 November
00:52:22
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 16 November Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
16 November
01:26
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 16 November Successful
Apogee: 234 kilometres (145 mi)
16 November
04:22
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
CSIRO Suborbital Ionospheric 16 November Launch failure
Apogee: 29 kilometres (18 mi)
16 November
05:59
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 16 November Launch failure
Apogee: 16 kilometres (9.9 mi)
16 November
17:45:02
United StatesSaturn C-1 (Saturn I) United StatesCape Canaveral LC-34 United StatesNASA
United StatesSA-3 NASA Suborbital Test flight +293 seconds Successful
Apogee: 167 kilometres (104 mi), destroyed after test completion to release water ballast as part of Project Highwater
17 November
17:06:17
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 17 November Launch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
18 November
04:57
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Technology 18 November Successful
Apogee: 206 kilometres (128 mi)
19 November
17:00:11
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-31B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 19 November Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
19 November Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 19 November Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
20 November
21:41:30
United StatesAerobee-300A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Michigan
NASA
Suborbital Aeronomy 20 November Successful
Apogee: 345 kilometres (214 mi)
21 November
18:20:35
United StatesBlue Scout Junior SLV-1C United StatesPoint Arguello LC-A United StatesUS Air Force
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Communications 21 November Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
22 November
01:11
United KingdomSkylark-7 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
RAE/WRE Suborbital Test flight 22 November Successful
Apogee: 114 kilometres (71 mi)
22 November Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 22 November Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
24 November
22:01
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1135 (KH-4 9048) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 13 December Partial spacecraft failure
Some film damaged by exposure through base of satellite
24 November Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 24 November Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
24 November Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 24 November Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
25 November
02:01
JapanKappa-9M JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
ISAS Suborbital Ionospheric 25 November Launch failure
Apogee: 58 kilometres (36 mi)
25 November Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 25 November Launch failure
26 November FranceCentaure AlgeriaHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 26 November Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
27 November
10:17
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 27 November Successful
Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi)
27 November
18:00
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
HCO Suborbital Solar 27 November Successful
Apogee: 203 kilometres (126 mi)
27 November United StatesJavelin United StatesJohnston United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 27 November Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
27 November FranceCentaure ArgentinaCELPA FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 27 November Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
28 November
00:00
United StatesHonest John-Nike-Nike United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 28 November Successful
Apogee: 121 kilometres (75 mi)
28 November
02:12:08
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 28 November Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
28 November
10:17
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital Aeronomy 28 November Successful
Apogee: 230 kilometres (140 mi)
28 November
17:36
FranceCentaure AlgeriaHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
CNRS
UCL
Suborbital Ionospheric 28 November Successful
Apogee: 160 kilometres (99 mi)
28 November
23:25
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 28 November Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
29 November
16:33
United KingdomBlack Knight 301 AustraliaWoomera LA-5 United KingdomRAE
RAE Suborbital REV test 29 November Successful
Apogee: 576 kilometres (358 mi)
29 November Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 29 November Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
29 November United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 29 November Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
30 November
10:57
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Ionospheric 30 November Successful
Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi)
30 November
11:15
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 30 November Successful
Apogee: 170 kilometres (110 mi)
30 November
17:36
FranceCentaure AlgeriaHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
CNRS
UCL
Suborbital Ionospheric 30 November Successful
Apogee: 170 kilometres (110 mi)
30 November Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 30 November Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
30 November Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 30 November Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
30 November Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 30 November Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
30 November FranceCentaure AlgeriaHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 30 November Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
30 November FranceCentaure ArgentinaCELPA FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 30 November Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
30 November FranceCentaure FranceCERES FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 30 November Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
November Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test November Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
November Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test November Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
November Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test November Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
November Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test November Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
November Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test November Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
November Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test November Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
November Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test November Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
November Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test November Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
November FranceBerenice FranceCERES FranceONERA
ONERA Suborbital REV Test November Successful
Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)

December[edit]

1 December
18:06
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 1 December Successful
Apogee: 169 kilometres (105 mi)
1 December
20:34:00
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Michigan Suborbital Aeronomy 1 December Successful
Apogee: 131 kilometres (81 mi)
1 December
21:25
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 1 December Successful
Apogee: 126 kilometres (78 mi)
1 December
21:34
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 1 December Successful
Apogee: 108 kilometres (67 mi)
1 December
23:20
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesEglin United StatesNASA
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 1 December Successful
Apogee: 222 kilometres (138 mi)
1 December FranceCentaure AlgeriaHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 1 December Launch failure
3 December
23:20
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesEglin United StatesNASA
AFCRL
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 3 December Successful
Apogee: 222 kilometres (138 mi)
4 December
00:01
United StatesHonest John-Nike-Nike United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
4 December Successful
Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
4 December
03:45
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 4 December Successful
Apogee: 135 kilometres (84 mi)
4 December
04:45
United StatesHonest John-Nike-Nike United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 4 December Successful
Apogee: 115 kilometres (71 mi)
4 December
07:06
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 4 December Successful
Apogee: 114 kilometres (71 mi)
4 December
07:56
United KingdomSkylark-5 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital Aeronomy 4 December Successful
Apogee: 105 kilometres (65 mi)
4 December
10:28
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 4 December Successful
Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi)
4 December
21:30
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-2 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1155 (KH-4 9049) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 8 December Successful
United StatesSRV-606 NRO/CIA Low Earth Film return December Spacecraft failure
Parachute tore during SRV recovery
4 December FranceCentaure AlgeriaHammaguira FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 4 December Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
5 December
01:51
United StatesHonest John-Nike-Nike United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 5 December Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
5 December
21:25
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-11 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 5 December Successful
Apogee: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi)
5 December FranceDragon AlgeriaHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
DMA Suborbital Test flight 5 December Launch failure
Apogee: 80 kilometres (50 mi)
5 December United StatesHGM-25A Titan I United StatesVandenberg LC-395A-1
Suborbital Missile test 5 December Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
6 December
00:00
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Ionospheric 6 December Successful
Apogee: 128 kilometres (80 mi)
6 December
00:16
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 6 December Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
6 December
05:32
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 6 December Successful
Apogee: 119 kilometres (74 mi)
6 December
05:43
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 6 December Successful
Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi)
6 December
14:19:04
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 6 December Launch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
6 December
20:31:37
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-16 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 6 December Launch failure
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
6 December Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionMakat Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 6 December Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
7 December
15:00:01
United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesCape Canaveral LC-32B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 7 December Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
7 December Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 7 December Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
7 December Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 7 December Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
7 December Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 7 December Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
8 December
01:08
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 8 December Successful
Apogee: 220 kilometres (140 mi)
8 December FranceCentaure ArgentinaCELPA FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 8 December Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
9 December FranceCentaure ArgentinaCELPA FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 9 December Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
10 December
02:55:29
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 10 December Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
10 December
20:00
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesVandenberg LC-394A-4 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 10 December Launch failure
Apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi)
11 December
01:30
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 11 December Successful
Apogee: 108 kilometres (67 mi)
11 December
03:27
United StatesNike-Cajun NorwayAndøya NorwayNTNF
ILC Suborbital Ionospheric 11 December Successful
Apogee: 121 kilometres (75 mi)
11 December
04:22
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
CSIRO Suborbital Ionospheric 11 December Launch failure
Apogee: 52 kilometres (32 mi)
11 December United StatesNike-Cajun ItalySalto di Quirra ItalyCRA
ROSAP Suborbital Aeronomy 11 December Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
11 December Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionMakat Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 11 December Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
12 December
11:38:03
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576A-3 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Target 12 December Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
12 December
12:10
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesKwajalein United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 12 December Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
12 December
12:10
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesKwajalein United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 12 December Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
12 December
23:46
United StatesHonest John-Nike-Nike United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 12 December Successful
Apogee: 101 kilometres (63 mi)
12 December Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 12 December Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
12 December FranceCentaure FranceCERES FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 12 December Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
12 December FranceCentaure FranceCERES FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 12 December Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
13 December
04:07
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesNRL PL120 (Poppy 1) NRO Medium Earth ELINT 9 February 1967 Successful
United StatesInjun 3 Iowa Medium Earth Ionospheric 25 August 1968 Successful
United StatesNRL PL121 NRO Medium Earth 1 July 1963 Successful
United StatesSURCAL 2 NRL Medium Earth Calibration 18 January 1966 Successful
United StatesCalsphere 1 NRL Medium Earth Calibration 5 February 1967 Successful
13 December
17:23
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
John Hopkins Suborbital Aeronomy 13 December Launch failure
13 December
23:30:01
United StatesDelta B United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesRelay 1 (A-15) NASA Medium Earth Communications
Technology
In orbit Successful
Maiden flight of Delta B
13 December Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 13 December Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
13 December United StatesTerrier-Asp IV United StatesPoint Arguello LC-B United StatesUS Navy
NOTS Suborbital Test flight 13 December
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
14 December
20:52
United StatesNike-Cajun NorwayAndøya NorwayNTNF
ILC Suborbital Ionospheric 14 December Successful
Apogee: 123 kilometres (76 mi), first Norwegian spaceflight
14 December
21:26
United StatesThor DM-21 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesFTV-1156 (KH-4 9050) NRO/CIA Low Earth Optical imaging 8 January 1963 Successful
14 December Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionMakat Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 14 December Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
15 December
03:00:10
United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesCape Canaveral LC-31B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 15 December Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
15 December
17:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 15 December Successful
Apogee: 222 kilometres (138 mi)
16 December
14:33:04
United StatesScout X-3 United StatesWallops Island LA-3 United StatesNASA
United StatesExplorer 16 (S-55b) NASA Low Earth Technology
Micrometeoroid
In orbit Successful
Maiden flight of Scout X-3
17 December
20:36:33
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesPoint Arguello LC-1-2 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesMIDAS-6 US Air Force Intended: Medium Earth Missile defence 17 December Launch failure
United StatesERS-3 (TRS-4) US Air Force Intended: Medium Earth Technology
United StatesERS-4 (TRS-4) US Air Force Intended: Medium Earth Technology
Failed to orbit
17 December United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital ASAT test 17 December Successful
Apogee: 180 kilometres (110 mi)
17 December Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 17 December Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
18 December
05:03
JapanKappa-8 JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
TAO Suborbital Cosmic ray research 18 December Successful
Apogee: 202 kilometres (126 mi)
18 December
17:26:55
United StatesSM-65E Atlas United StatesVandenberg OSTF-1 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital ABM test 18 December Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
18 December
19:45
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Solar 18 December Successful
Apogee: 224 kilometres (139 mi)
19 December
01:25:45
United StatesScout X-3 United StatesPoint Arguello LC-D United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesTransit 5A-1 US Navy Low Earth Technology
Navigation
25 September 1968 Spacecraft failure
Power system failed within a day of operations
19 December
07:33:44
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 19 December Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
19 December
20:08:28
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-15 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 19 December Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
19 December
21:51
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 19 December Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
19 December Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionMakat Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 19 December Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
19 December United StatesBlue Scout Junior SLV-1B United StatesPoint Arguello LC-A United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesIon Engine Test A EOS
WPAT
Suborbital Technology 19 December Spacecraft failure
Apogee: 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi), maiden flight of Blue Scout Junior SLV-1B, spacecraft power supply failed
21 December
00:35:15
United StatesLGM-30A Minuteman IA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-32B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 21 December Launch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
21 December Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionMakat Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 21 December Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
22 December
09:29:26
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576A-1 United StatesStrategic Air Command
AFCRL Suborbital ABM Test 22 December Successful
Apogee: 2,259 kilometres (1,404 mi)
22 December
09:32
Soviet UnionVostok-2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 11 (Zenit-2 #6) Low Earth Optical imagery 30 December Successful
22 December
10:00
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesKwajalein United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 22 December Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
22 December
10:00
United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesKwajalein United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 22 December Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
22 December
14:15
United StatesGAM-87A Skybolt United StatesB-52, AMR United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 22 December
Apogee: 580 kilometres (360 mi)
25 December Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionMakat Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 25 December Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
25 December Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 25 December Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
27 December Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 27 December Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
29 December Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 29 December Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
December Soviet UnionR-14 Usovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test December Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
December United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital REV Test December Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
December United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital REV Test December Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
December United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital REV Test December Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
4th Quarter United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Ethan Allen, WTR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 4th Quarter Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
4th Quarter United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Ethan Allen, WTR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 4th Quarter Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
4th Quarter United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Ethan Allen, WTR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 4th Quarter Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
4th Quarter United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS Ethan Allen, WTR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 4th Quarter Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown United StatesNike-Zeus 3 United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)

References[edit]

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