1964 in spaceflight

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For launches in the first quarter of the year, see 1964 in spaceflight (January–March), for launches in the second quarter, see 1964 in spaceflight (April–June), for the third quarter see 1964 in spaceflight (July–September) and for the fourth quarter see 1964 in spaceflight (October–December).
1964 in spaceflight
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The launch of Gemini 1, the first flight of the Titan II GLV rocket and the Gemini programme
Orbital launches
First 11 January
Last 21 December
Total 100
Successes 82
Failures 15
Partial failures 3
Catalogued 87
National firsts
Satellite  Italy
Rockets
Maiden flights Atlas SLV-3 Agena-D
Atlas LV-3C Centaur-C
Delta D
Kosmos-1 63S3
Molniya-M 8K78M
Titan II GLV
Titan IIIA
Vostok-2M 8A92M
Retirements Delta B
Scout X-3
Polyot 11A59
Vostok-K 8K72K
Manned flights
Orbital 1
Total travellers 3


Deep Space Rendezvous[edit]

Date (UTC) Spacecraft Event Remarks
2 February Ranger 6 Lunar impact Impacted Mare Tranquillitatis at 09:24:32, failed to return images
14 July Zond 1 Flyby of Venus Closest approach: 100,000 kilometres (62,000 mi), communications system failed before flyby
31 July Ranger 7 Lunar impact Impacted Mare Nubium at 13:25:48, returned 4,308 images

Orbital launch summary[edit]

By country[edit]

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  Soviet Union
  United States
Orbital launch attempts by country in 1964
Country Launches Successes Failures Partial
failures
Remarks
 Soviet Union 36 29 7 0
 United States 64 53 8 3


By rocket[edit]

Rocket Country Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Atlas LV-3A Agena-B  United States 3 3 0 0
Atlas LV-3A Agena-D  United States 9 8 1 0
Atlas SLV-3 Agena-D  United States 4 3 1 0 Maiden flight
Atlas LV-3C Centaur-C  United States 2 0 1 1 Maiden flight
Delta B  United States 2 1 1 0 Retired
Delta C  United States 2 1 0 1
Delta D  United States 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight
Kosmos-1 63S3  Soviet Union 2 1 1 0 Maiden flight
Kosmos-2I 63S1  Soviet Union 8 7 1 0
Molniya 8K78  Soviet Union 3 2 1 0
Molniya-M 8K78M  Soviet Union 5 1 4 0 Maiden flight
Polyot 11A59  Soviet Union 1 1 0 0 Retired
Saturn I  United States 3 3 0 0 First orbital launch
Scout X-3  United States 1 1 0 0 Retired
Scout X-4  United States 7 6 1 0
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar  United States 3 2 1 0
Thor SLV-2 Agena-B  United States 2 1 0 1
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D  United States 2 2 0 0
Thrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D  United States 20 19 1 0
Titan II GLV  United States 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight
Titan IIIA  United States 2 1 1 0 Maiden flight
Voskhod 11A57  Soviet Union 5 5 0 0
Vostok-K 8K72K  Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 Retired
Vostok-2 8A92  Soviet Union 9 9 0 0
Vostok-2M 8A92M  Soviet Union 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight

By orbit[edit]

Orbital regime Launches Achieved Not Achieved Accidentally
Achieved
Remarks
Low Earth 77 68 8 2
Medium Earth 4 3 1 0
High Earth 11 8 3 0 Including Highly elliptical orbits
Geosynchronous/transfer 2 1 1 0
Heliocentric 6 4 2 0

References[edit]

Generic references:

Footnotes[edit]