1964 in spaceflight (July–September)

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This is a list of spaceflights launched between July and September 1964. For launches in the rest of the year, see 1964 in spaceflight (January–March), 1964 in spaceflight (April–June) and 1964 in spaceflight (October–December). For an overview of the whole year, see 1964 in spaceflight.


Launches[edit]

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

July[edit]

1 July
11:16
Soviet UnionVoskhod Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 34 (Zenit-4 #3) Low Earth Optical imaging 9 July Successful
1 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 1 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
1 July Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 1 July Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
2 July
00:24:03
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 2 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
2 July
21:00
CanadaBlack Brant IVA CanadaFort Churchill CanadaCARDE
CBAL Suborbital Test flight 2 July Launch failure
Apogee: 400 kilometres (250 mi)
2 July
23:59:56
United StatesThrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 3395 (Ferret #6/Samos-F3 #2) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth ELINT 7 August 1969 Successful
2 July United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
Sandia Suborbital Aeronomy 2 July Successful
Apogee: 298 kilometres (185 mi)
2 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 2 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
5 July United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 5 July
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
6 July
18:51:18
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-D United StatesPoint Arguello LC-2-3 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 3684 (KH-7 #4009/AFP-206 SV-959) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 8 July Successful
United StatesOPS 4923 (SSF-A #3/EHH A3) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth SIGINT 3 January 1965 Successful
6 July
19:23
United KingdomSkylark-7C ItalySalto di Quirra European UnionESRO
CNES/Liège Suborbital Aeronomy 6 July Successful
Apogee: 198 kilometres (123 mi)
6 July United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
Sandia Suborbital Solar 6 July Successful
Apogee: 288 kilometres (179 mi)
7 July
19:00
United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-02 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 7 July Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
7 July
19:30
United StatesUGM-133A Minuteman IA United StatesVandenberg LF-05 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 7 July Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
7 July
22:43
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands United StatesNRL
NRL Suborbital XR astronomy 7 July Successful
Apogee: 295 kilometres (183 mi)
7 July
23:02
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Aeronomy 7 July Successful
Apogee: 109 kilometres (68 mi)
7 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 7 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
8 July
19:15:03
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS John Adams (SSBN-620), ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 8 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
8 July
19:22
United KingdomSkylark-7C ItalySalto di Quirra European UnionESRO
CNES/Liège Suborbital Aeronomy 8 July Successful
Apogee: 183 kilometres (114 mi)
8 July
20:15:03
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS John Adams, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 8 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
8 July
21:16:02
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A2 United StatesUSS John Adams, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 8 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
8 July
21:23
United StatesAthena RTV United StatesGreen River Pad 1 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 8 July Successful
Apogee: 260 kilometres (160 mi)
8 July United StatesTerrier-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
Sandia Suborbital Aeronomy 8 July Launch failure
Apogee: 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
8 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 8 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
9 July
04:13
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Rice Suborbital Aeronomy 9 July Successful
Apogee: 167 kilometres (104 mi)
9 July
08:39
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 9 July Successful
Apogee: 111 kilometres (69 mi)
9 July
19:00
United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-07 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 9 July Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
9 July ChinaDong Feng 2 ChinaJiuquan LA-3 ChinaPLA
PLA Suborbital Missile test 9 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
10 July
21:51:02
Soviet UnionVostok-K Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionElektron-3 Medium Earth Radiation In orbit Successful
Soviet UnionElektron-4 Highly elliptical Radiation 12 October 1983 Successful
Final flight of Vostok-K
10 July
23:15
United StatesThrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United StatesPoint Arguello LC-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 3491 (KH-4A #1008) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 6 August Successful
United StatesSRV 640 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return July Successful
United StatesSRV 641 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return July Successful
Last launch from Point Arguello
10 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 10 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
11 July
02:02
JapanLambda 3 JapanKagoshima LA-L JapanISAS
Tokai Suborbital Ionospheric 11 July Successful
Apogee: 857 kilometres (533 mi)
11 July ChinaDong Feng 2 ChinaJiuquan LA-3 ChinaPLA
PLA Suborbital Missile test 11 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
13 July
03:04
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 13 July Successful
Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi)
13 July United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-03 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 13 July Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
14 July
03:00
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 14 July Successful
Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi)
14 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 14 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
15 July
00:58
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 15 July Successful
Apogee: 191 kilometres (119 mi)
15 July
02:19
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 15 July Successful
Apogee: 106 kilometres (66 mi)
15 July
04:09
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 15 July Successful
Apogee: 192 kilometres (119 mi)
15 July
08:00
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Urbana-Champaign Suborbital Ionospheric 15 July Successful
Apogee: 154 kilometres (96 mi)
15 July
08:05
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 15 July Successful
Apogee: 190 kilometres (120 mi)
15 July
09:06
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 15 July Successful
Apogee: 191 kilometres (119 mi)
15 July
09:20
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Urbana-Champaign Suborbital Ionospheric 15 July Successful
Apogee: 161 kilometres (100 mi)
15 July
10:25
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Urbana-Champaign Suborbital Ionospheric 15 July Successful
Apogee: 171 kilometres (106 mi)
15 July
11:31
Soviet UnionVostok-2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 35 (Zenit-2 #21) Low Earth Optical imaging 23 July Successful
15 July
17:30
United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
NASA Suborbital Technology 15 July Successful
Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)
16 July
02:13
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 16 July Successful
Apogee: 106 kilometres (66 mi)
16 July
05:30
United StatesHAD AustraliaCarnarvon AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 16 July Successful
Apogee: 114 kilometres (71 mi)
16 July
16:22
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 16 July Successful
Apogee: 137 kilometres (85 mi)
16 July
16:54:04
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS Daniel Boone, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 16 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
16 July
17:24:07
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS Daniel Boone, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 16 July Launch failure
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
17 July
05:15
United StatesHAD AustraliaCarnarvon AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 17 July Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi)
17 July
08:22
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-D United StatesCape Canaveral LC-13 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 3662 (Vela 2A) US Air Force High Earth Nuclear test detection
Radiation research
In orbit Successful
United StatesOPS 3674 (Vela 2B) US Air Force High Earth Nuclear test detection
Radiation research
In orbit Successful
United StatesERS-13 US Air Force Highly elliptical Particle research 5 February 1966 Successful
17 July
08:24
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesCape Canaveral United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 17 July Successful
Apogee: 105 kilometres (65 mi)
17 July United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesBlack Mesa United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 17 July Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
17 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionSovetskaya Gavan Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 17 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
17 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 17 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
18 July
04:30
Soviet UnionR-17 Elbrus Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 18 July Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
18 July
12:22
United StatesAstrobee-200 CanadaFort Churchill United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 18 July Successful
Apogee: 207 kilometres (129 mi)
20 July
10:53
United StatesScout X-4 United StatesWallops Island LA-3A United StatesNASA
United StatesSERT-1 NASA Suborbital Technology 20 July Partial spacecraft failure
Apogee: 4,002 kilometres (2,487 mi), first launch from LA-3A at the Wallops Flight Facility, carried caesium and mercury ion engines, caesium engine failed to start
20 July
17:30
United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
NASA Suborbital Technology 20 July Successful
Apogee: 287 kilometres (178 mi)
21 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionSovetskaya Gavan Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 21 July Launch failure
21 July United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
LASL Suborbital Solar 21 July Successful
Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)
21 July Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 21 July Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
22 July
02:50
JapanLS-A JapanNiijima FranceSTA
STA Suborbital Test flight 22 July Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
22 July
08:55
JapanLS-A JapanNiijima FranceSTA
STA Suborbital Test flight 22 July Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
22 July United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
LASL Suborbital Solar 22 July Successful
Apogee: 321 kilometres (199 mi)
22 July United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesBlack Mesa United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 22 July Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
23 July
18:43
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Cosmic ray research 23 July Successful
Apogee: 233 kilometres (145 mi)
25 July
17:35
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Cosmic ray research 25 July Successful
Apogee: 215 kilometres (134 mi)
26 July
09:07
JapanKappa-8L JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
ISAS Suborbital Aeronomy 26 July Successful
Apogee: 124 kilometres (77 mi)
26 July
10:51
JapanKappa-8L JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
TAO Suborbital Aeronomy 26 July Successful
Apogee: 112 kilometres (70 mi)
27 July United StatesUGM-133A Minuteman IA United StatesVandenberg LF-06 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 27 July Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
27 July Soviet UnionR-7A Semyorka Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 27 July Successful
Apogee: 1,350 kilometres (840 mi)
28 July
16:50:07
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesCape Canaveral LC-12 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesRanger 7 NASA Highly elliptical Lunar impactor 31 July
13:25:48
Successful
Impacted Mare Nubium
28 July
20:06
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands LC-33 United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 28 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
28 July
21:14
United StatesAerobee-300 CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 28 July Successful
Apogee: 322 kilometres (200 mi)
29 July
09:22:56
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576A-3 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Target 29 July Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
29 July
09:30
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 29 July Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
29 July
10:07
JapanKappa-9M JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
ISAS Suborbital Cosmic ray research 29 July Successful
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
30 July
03:36
Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Mayak-2 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 36 (DS-P1-Yu #1) Low Earth Radar target 28 February 1965 Successful
30 July
16:30:03
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS Daniel Boone, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 30 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
30 July
17:00:03
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS Daniel Boone, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 30 July Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
30 July United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
Sandia Suborbital Aeronomy 30 July Successful
Apogee: 311 kilometres (193 mi)
30 July United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesVandenberg LC-395D United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 30 July Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
31 July Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 31 July Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
31 July Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 31 July Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
July United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesFort Wingate United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test July Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
July United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesFort Wingate United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test July Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)

August[edit]

1 August
05:54:49
Soviet UnionUR-200 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 90/19 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 1 August Successful
Apogee: 686 kilometres (426 mi)
1 August FranceDragon NorwayMyrdalsandir FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
1 August Successful
Apogee: 440 kilometres (270 mi)
4 August Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
5 August
02:00:29
Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 67/22 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 5 August Successful
Apogee: 1,493 kilometres (928 mi)
5 August
17:15
United KingdomBlack Knight 301 AustraliaWoomera LA-5 United KingdomRAE
RAE Suborbital REV Test 5 August Successful
Apogee: 602 kilometres (374 mi)
5 August
23:15:35
United StatesThrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 3042 (KH-4A #1009) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 1 September Successful
United StatesSRV 646 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return August Successful
United StatesSRV 647 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return August Successful
5 August United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
LASL Suborbital Solar 5 August Successful
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
6 August
16:30
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS Tecumseh, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 6 August Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
6 August
23:29
United StatesNike-Apache SwedenKronogard United StatesNASA
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 6 August Successful
Apogee: 125 kilometres (78 mi)
6 August Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 6 August Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
6 August Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionSovetskaya Gavan Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 6 August Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
7 August
00:16
United StatesNike-Cajun SwedenKronogard United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 7 August Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
7 August
01:00
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 7 August Successful
Apogee: 119 kilometres (74 mi)
7 August
20:12
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576E United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 7 August Successful
Apogee: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi)
7 August United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-03 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 7 August Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
7 August FranceDragon NorwayMyrdalsandir FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
7 August Successful
Apogee: 420 kilometres (260 mi)
8 August
04:00
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 8 August Successful
Apogee: 139 kilometres (86 mi)
8 August United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
LASL Suborbital Solar 8 August Successful
Apogee: 307 kilometres (191 mi)
9 August Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 9 August Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
10 August United StatesHydra-Iris United StatesUSNS Wheeling, PO-6 United StatesUS Navy
NASA Suborbital Magnetospheric 10 August Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
11 August
02:00:05
Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 67/22 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 11 August Launch failure
11 August
05:10
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
CULH Suborbital Solar 11 August Successful
Apogee: 145 kilometres (90 mi)
11 August
10:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital UV Astronomy 11 August Successful
Apogee: 172 kilometres (107 mi)
11 August United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesVandenberg LC-395C United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 11 August Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
12 August
00:43
United StatesNike-Apache SwedenKronogard United StatesNASA
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 12 August Successful
Apogee: 121 kilometres (75 mi)
12 August
01:11
United StatesNike-Cajun SwedenKronogard United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 12 August Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
12 August
01:49
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 12 August Successful
Apogee: 114 kilometres (71 mi)
12 August
02:15
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 12 August Successful
Apogee: 126 kilometres (78 mi)
12 August
03:00:12
Soviet UnionR-17 Elbrus Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 12 August Successful
Apogee: 246 kilometres (153 mi)
13 August United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesVandenberg LC-395B United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 13 August Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
14 August
09:36
Soviet UnionVostok-2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 37 (Zenit-2 #22) Low Earth Optical imaging 22 August Partial spacecraft failure
Film in SA-10 camera broke
14 August
22:00:13
United StatesAtlas SLV-3 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg PALC-2-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 3802 (KH-7 #4010/AFP-206 SV-960) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 23 August Successful
United StatesOPS 3216 (Hitchhiker 2/P-11 #3) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth SIGINT 8 March 1979 Successful
Maiden flight of Atlas SLV-3 Agena-D, first Atlas-Agena launch from Vandenberg
16 August
00:53
United StatesNike-Apache SwedenKronogard United StatesNASA
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 16 August Successful
Apogee: 119 kilometres (74 mi)
16 August
01:13
United StatesNike-Cajun SwedenKronogard United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 16 August Successful
Apogee: 135 kilometres (84 mi)
16 August
03:15
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 16 August Successful
Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi)
16 August
05:53
United StatesNike-Cajun United KingdomAscension United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 16 August Successful
Apogee: 123 kilometres (76 mi)
17 August
00:29
United StatesNike-Apache SwedenKronogard United StatesNASA
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 17 August Successful
Apogee: 124 kilometres (77 mi)
17 August
00:49
United StatesNike-Cajun SwedenKronogard United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 17 August Successful
Apogee: 132 kilometres (82 mi)
17 August
12:55
United StatesNike-Cajun United KingdomAscension United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 17 August Successful
Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi)
17 August United StatesUGM-133A Minuteman IA United StatesVandenberg LF-05 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 17 August Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
18 August
01:15
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 18 August Successful
Apogee: 124 kilometres (77 mi)
18 August
01:25
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 18 August Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi)
18 August
06:05
United StatesScout X-4A United StatesWallops Island LA-3 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital REV Test 18 August Successful
Apogee: 183 kilometres (114 mi)
18 August
09:15
Soviet UnionKosmos-1 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/15 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 38 (Strela-1 #1) Low Earth Communications
Technology
8 November Successful
Soviet UnionKosmos 39 (Strela-1 #2) Low Earth Communications
Technology
17 November Successful
Soviet UnionKosmos 40 (Strela-1 #3) Low Earth Communications
Technology
18 November Successful
Maiden flight of Kosmos-1
19 August
12:15:02
United StatesDelta D United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesSyncom 3 (Syncom C) NASA Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Successful
Maiden flight of Delta D, satellite positioned at 64° West and 180° East in 1964, moved to 25° West in 1965, and 165° East in 1966.
20 August
05:36
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
Wales Suborbital Ionospheric
Solar
20 August Successful
Apogee: 192 kilometres (119 mi)
20 August
09:02
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 20 August Successful
Apogee: 119 kilometres (74 mi)
20 August
16:30:02
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS Tecumseh, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 20 August Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
20 August Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 20 August Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
21 August
15:45
United StatesThrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-2 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 2739 (KH-5 #9064A) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 31 March 1965 Partial spacecraft failure
United StatesSRV 667 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return August Successful
Final KH-5 flight, film affected by image smearing and a flare, carried Starflash 1B experiment
21 August United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-08 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 21 August Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
22 August
07:12
Soviet UnionMolniya Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 41 (Molniya-1) Molniya Communications
Technology
9 April 2004 Spacecraft failure
Communications antenna failed to deploy
22 August
10:15
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital UV Astronomy 22 August Successful
Apogee: 123 kilometres (76 mi)
22 August
11:02
Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Mayak-2 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 42 (Strela-1 #4) Low Earth Communications
Technology
19 December 1965 Successful
Soviet UnionKosmos 43 (Strela-1 #5) Low Earth Communications
Technology
27 December 1965 Successful
25 August
13:43
United StatesScout X-4 United StatesVandenberg PALC-D United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesExplorer 20 (IE-A/TOPSI/Top Side Explorer/S-48) NASA Low Earth Ionospheric In orbit Successful
25 August United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-07 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 25 August Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
26 August
17:01
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 26 August Successful
Apogee: 154 kilometres (96 mi)
26 August United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 26 August Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 August Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionSovetskaya Gavan Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 26 August Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
27 August
09:54:00
United StatesSM-65E Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576F United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Target 27 August Successful
Apogee: 1,600 kilometres (990 mi)
28 August
07:56:57
United StatesThor SLV-2 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesNimbus 1 (Nimbus A) NASA Low Earth Weather
Technology
16 May 1974 Partial launch failure
Placed in lower than planned orbit due to premature second stage cutoff during second burn
28 August
16:19
Soviet UnionVostok-2M Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 44 (Meteor #1) Low Earth Weather In orbit Successful
Maiden flight of Vostok-2M
29 August
05:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
ASE/MIT Suborbital XR astronomy 29 August Successful
Apogee: 179 kilometres (111 mi)
29 August
09:36:53
United StatesBlue Scout Junior SLV-1B United StatesVandenberg PALC-A United StatesUS Air Force
EOS
WPAT
Suborbital Technology 29 August Successful
Apogee: 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi)
31 August
15:46:17
United StatesSM-65F Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576D United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 31 August Successful
Apogee: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi)
August United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Target August Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
August United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Target August Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)

September[edit]

1 September
09:19
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
Met Office Suborbital Aeronomy 1 September Successful
Apogee: 212 kilometres (132 mi)
1 September
15:00:06
United StatesTitan IIIA United StatesCape Canaveral LC-20 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Intended: Low Earth Test flight 1 September Launch failure
Maiden flight of Titan IIIA, upper stage pressurisation system failed
1 September United StatesUGM-133A Minuteman IA United StatesVandenberg LF-04 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 1 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
2 September
03:08
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Wisconsin Suborbital UV Astronomy 2 September Successful
Apogee: 156 kilometres (97 mi)
2 September
16:45
Soviet UnionR-17 Elbrus Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 2 September Launch failure
4 September
01:20
United KingdomSkylark-5C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
RAE/WRE Suborbital Test flight 4 September Launch failure
Apogee: 182 kilometres (113 mi)
5 September
01:23
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-B United StatesCape Canaveral LC-12 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOGO-1 (OGO-A) NASA High Earth Magnetospheric In orbit Partial spacecraft failure
Two booms failed to deploy, one blocked a horizon sensor, disabling attitude control system, deactivated on 25 November 1969
5 September
16:30:03
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS Ulysses S. Grant, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 5 September Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
8 September
03:43
CanadaBlack Brant II CanadaFort Churchill CanadaNRCC
ALB Suborbital Ionospheric 8 September Launch failure
Apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi)
8 September United StatesUGM-133A Minuteman IA United StatesVandenberg LF-06 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 8 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
9 September
02:13:03
Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 67/22 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 9 September Successful
Apogee: 1,495 kilometres (929 mi)
10 September United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-02 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 10 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
10 September Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/3 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 10 September Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
11 September Soviet UnionR-14 Chusovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 11 September Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
13 September
02:57
Soviet UnionR-11A-1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
FIAN Suborbital Test flight 13 September Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
13 September
09:50
Soviet UnionVoskhod Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 45 (Zenit-4 #4) Low Earth Optical imaging 18 September Successful
14 September
22:53
United StatesThrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United StatesVandenberg PALC-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 3497 (KH-4A #1010) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 6 October Successful
United StatesSRV 644 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return September Successful
United StatesSRV 652 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return September Successful
15 September
06:59
CanadaBlack Brant II CanadaFort Churchill CanadaNRCC
SASK Suborbital Ionospheric 15 September Successful
Apogee: 166 kilometres (103 mi)
15 September
09:35
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesKPNO
KPNO Suborbital IR Astronomy 15 September Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
15 September
15:27
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576A-1 United StatesStrategic Air Command
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 15 September Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
15 September United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-08 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 15 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
16 September Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 16 September Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
17 September
05:56
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
Wales Suborbital Ionospheric
Solar
17 September Successful
Apogee: 192 kilometres (119 mi)
18 September
16:22:43
United StatesSaturn I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-37B United StatesNASA
United StatesApollo A-102 (BP-15) NASA Low Earth Test flight 22 September
07:20
Successful
Boilerplate Apollo spacecraft
18 September
17:17
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 18 September Successful
Apogee: 168 kilometres (104 mi)
18 September
17:25
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesCape Canaveral United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
18 September Successful
Apogee: 105 kilometres (65 mi)
21 September
16:30:03
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS Ulysses S. Grant, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 21 September Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
21 September United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-09 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 21 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
22 September
13:10
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576A-3 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Target 22 September Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
23 September
22:06
United StatesAtlas SLV-3 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg PALC-2-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 4262 (KH-7 #4011/AFP-206 SV-962) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 28 September Successful
23 September United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-03 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 23 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
24 September
04:42
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
RSRS Suborbital Ionospheric
Solar
24 September Successful
Apogee: 180 kilometres (110 mi)
24 September
05:56:15
Soviet UnionUR-200 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 90/20 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 24 September Successful
Apogee: 686 kilometres (426 mi)
24 September
12:00
Soviet UnionVostok-2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 46 (Zenit-2 #23) Low Earth Optical imaging 2 October Successful
24 September
16:04:15
United StatesLGM-30F Minuteman II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-32B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 24 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
24 September Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 24 September Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
25 September
04:03:33
Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 67/22 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 25 September Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
25 September Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 60/8 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 25 September Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
25 September United StatesTomahawk United StatesWallops Island
Sandia Suborbital Test flight 25 September Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 September
02:15
United StatesAthena RTV United StatesGreen River Pad 2 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 26 September Launch failure
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
26 September
03:50
Soviet UnionR-5 VAO Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Site 84 Soviet UnionRVSN
AN Suborbital Ionospheric 26 September Launch failure
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
26 September
12:04
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Test flight 26 September Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi)
27 September Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 27 September Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
28 September
16:30:03
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS James Madison, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 28 September Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
29 September
04:31
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
RSRS Suborbital Ionospheric
Solar
29 September Successful
Apogee: 174 kilometres (108 mi)
29 September
21:22:49
United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesCape Canaveral LC-31B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 29 September Launch failure
Apogee: 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
29 September United StatesLGM-30B Minuteman IB United StatesVandenberg LF-07 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 29 September Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
29 September Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 60/6 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 29 September Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
30 September Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test 30 September Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
September United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Target September Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
September United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Target September Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
September United StatesNike-Javelin United StatesWhite Sands United StatesDASA
DASA Suborbital Aeronomy September Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
September United StatesNike-Javelin United StatesWhite Sands United StatesDASA
DASA Suborbital Aeronomy September Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
September United StatesNike-Javelin United StatesWhite Sands United StatesDASA
DASA Suborbital Aeronomy September Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
3rd Quarter AustraliaAero High AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Test flight 3rd Quarter Launch failure
3rd Quarter AustraliaAero High AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Test flight 3rd Quarter Launch failure

References[edit]

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