List of Thor and Delta launches (1960–69)

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1960[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1960-01-14
16:35
Thor DM-18C Thor 256 CCAFS LC 18B Missile test Suborbital Success Maiden flight of Thor DM-18C
1960-01-21
20:10
Thor DM-18A Thor 215 VAFB LC-75-1-2 Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-02-04
18:51:45
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 218
Agena 1052
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 9 Reconnaissance LEO Failure
1960-02-09
17:11
Thor DM-18C Thor 259 CCAFS LC-18B Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-02-19
20:15:14
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 223
Agena 1054
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 10 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Thor control failure shortly after liftoff. RSO T+52 seconds.
1960-02-29 Thor DM-18C Thor 263 CCAFS LC-18B Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-03-02
20:06
Thor DM-18A Thor 272 VAFB LC-75-2-8 Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-03-11
13:00
Thor DM-18 Able-IV Thor 219 CCAFS LC 17A Pioneer 5 Scientific Heliocentric Success Only flight of Thor-Able IV
1960-04-01
11:40:09
Thor DM-18 Able-II Thor 148 CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-1 Weather SSO Success Final flight of Thor-Able
1960-04-13
12:02:36
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 257
Ablestar 002
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 1B Navigation LEO Success
1960-04-15
20:30:37
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 234
Agena 1055
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 11 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-05-13
09:16:05
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 144
Delta 1
CCAFS LC-17A Echo 1 Communication MEO Failure Maiden flight of Thor-Delta, upper-stage attitude control system malfunctioned
1960-06-22
05:54
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 281
Ablestar 003
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 2A
GRAB-1 (Solrad 1)
Navigation
ELINT
LEO Success
1960-06-22
23:26
Thor DM-18A Thor 233 VAFB LC-75-2-7 Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-06-29
22:00:44
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 160
Agena 1053
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 12 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena attitude control malfunction.
1960-08-10
20:37:54
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 231
Agena 1057
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 13 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-08-12
09:39:43
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 270
Delta 2
CCAFS LC-17A Echo 1A Communications MEO Success
1960-08-18
19:57:08
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 237
Agena 1056
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 14 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-08-18
19:58
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 262
Ablestar 004
CCAFS LC-17B Courier 1A Communications LEO Failure Exploded 150 seconds into ascent
1960-09-13
22:14
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 246
Agena 1058
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 15 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-10-04
17:50
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 293
Ablestar 005
CCAFS LC-17B Courier 1B Communications LEO Success
1960-10-11
21:53
Thor DM-18A Thor 186 VAFB LC-75-2-8 Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-10-26
20:26
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 253
Agena 1061
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 16 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Maiden flight of Thor-Agena B. Agena staging failed. Vehicle fell into the Pacific Ocean.
1960-11-12
20:43
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 297
Agena 1062
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 17 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-11-23
11:13:03
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 245
Delta 3
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-2 Weather SSO Success
1960-11-30
19:50
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 283
Ablestar 006
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 3A
GRAB-2 (Solrad-2)
Navigation
ELINT
LEO Failure Premature Thor cutoff. RSO. Apparently, falling debris hit and killed a cow in Cuba.[1]
1960-12-07
20:20:58
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 296
Agena 1103
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 18 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-12-13
20:08
Thor DM-18A Thor 267 VAFB LC-75-2-8 Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-12-20
20:32
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 258
Agena 1101
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 19 Technology LEO Success

1961[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1961-02-17
20:25
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 298 VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 20 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-02-18
22:58
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 261
Agena 1102
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 21 Technology LEO Success
1961-02-22
03:45
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 313
Ablestar 007
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 3B
Lofti 1
Navigation
Technology
LEO Success
1961-03-25
15:17:04
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 295
Delta 4
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 10 Magnetospheric HEO Success
1961-03-30
05:13:43
Thor DM-18A Thor 243 VAFB LC-75-2-7 Missile test Suborbital Success
1961-03-30
20:34:43
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 300
Agena 1105
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 22 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena control failure.
1961-04-08
19:21
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 307
Agena 1106
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 23 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-06-08
21:16
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 302
Agena 1108
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 24 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena guidance system malfunction
1961-06-16
23:02
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 303
Agena 1107
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Discoverer 25 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-06-20
23:54
Thor DM-18A Thor 276 VAFB LC-75-2-7 Missile test Suborbital Success
1961-06-29
04:22
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 315
Ablestar 008
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 4A
Injun 1
GRAB-3 (Solrad 3)
Navigation
Ionospheric
ELINT
LEO Success
1961-07-07
23:29:48
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 308
Agena 1109
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 26 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-07-12
10:25:06
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 286
Delta 5
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-3 Weather SSO Success
1961-07-21
22:35
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 322
Agena 1110
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 27 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Thor control failure. RSO T+60 seconds.
1961-08-04
00:01
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 309
Agena 1111
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Discoverer 28 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Second stage control system malfunctioned
1961-08-16
03:21:05
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 312
Delta 6
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 12 Magnetospheric HEO Success
1961-08-30
20:00
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 323
Agena 1112
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 29 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-09-06
22:30
Thor DM-18A Thor 165 VAFB LE-7 Missile test Suborbital Success
1961-09-12
19:59
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 310
Agena 1113
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 30 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-09-17
21:00
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 324
Agena 1114
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Discoverer 31 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-10-13
19:22
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 328
Agena 1115
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 32 Reconnaissance LEO Success 100th Thor launch
1961-10-23
19:23
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 329
Agena 1116
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 33 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena premature cutoff
1961-11-05
20:00
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 330
Agena 1117
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Discoverer 34 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Erroneous launch trajectory
1961-11-15
21:23
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 326
Agena 1118
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 35 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-11-15
22:26
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 305
Ablestar 009
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 4B
TRAAC
Navigation LEO Success Transit Research and Attitude Control
1961-12-06
01:30
Thor DM-18A Thor 214 VAFB LE-8 Missile test Suborbital Success
1961-12-12
20:40
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 325
Agena 1119
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 36
Oscar 1
Reconnaissance
Amateur radio satellite
LEO Success

1962[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1962-01-13
21:41
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 327
Agena 1120
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 37 Reconnaissance LEO Failure
1962-01-15
11:07:01
Thor DSV-2D Thor 337 CCAFS LC-17A ASAT test Suborbital Success
1962-01-24
09:30
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 311
Ablestar 010
CCAFS LC-17B LOFTI-2A
SECOR
GRAB-4 (Solrad 4)
Injun 2
SURCAL 1
Technology
Geodesy
ELINT
Ionospheric
Calibration
LEO Failure
1962-02-08
12:43:45
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 317
Delta 7
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-4 Weather SSO Success
1962-02-21
18:44
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 332
Agena 2301
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 2301 ELINT LEO Partial failure Upper stage failed to restart for circularization burn
1962-02-27
19:39
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 241
Agena 1123
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 38 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-03-07
16:06:18
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 301
Delta 8
CCAFS LC-17A OSO-1 Solar LEO Success
1962-03-19
23:28
Thor DM-18A Thor 229 VAFB LE-7 Missile test Suborbital Success
1962-04-18
00:54
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 331
Agena 1124
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 39 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-04-26
18:00:16
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 320
Delta 9
CCAFS LC-17A United KingdomAriel 1 Ionospheric LEO Success
1962-04-29
00:30:12
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 333
Agena 1125
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1125 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-05-02
23:44:53
Thor DSV-2E Thor 177 Johnston LE-1 TIGERFISH Nuclear test Suborbital Success
1962-05-10
12:06
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 314
Ablestar 011
CCAFS LC-17B ANNA 1A Geodesy LEO Failure Second stage failed to ignite
1962-05-15
19:36
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 334
Agena 1126
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 1126 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-05-30
01:00:04
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 336
Agena 1128
VAFB LC-75-1-1 FTV 1128 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-06-02
00:31
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 335
Agena 1127
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1127
Oscar 2
Reconnaissance
Amateur radio
LEO Success
1962-06-04
09:44:17
Thor DSV-2E Thor 199 Johnston LE-1 Bluegill Nuclear test Suborbital Success
1962-06-18
20:20
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 343
Agena 2312
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 2312 ELINT LEO Success
1962-06-19
00:30
Thor DM-18A Thor 269 VAFB LE-8 Missile test Suborbital Success
1962-06-19
12:19:01
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 321
Delta 10
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-5 Weather SSO Success
1962-06-20
08:46:16
Thor DSV-2E Thor 193 Johnston LE-1 STARFISH Nuclear test Suborbital Failure
1962-06-23
00:30
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 339
Agena 1129
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1129 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-06-28
01:09
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 340
Agena 1151
VAFB LC-75-1-1 FTV 1151 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-07-09
08:46:28
Thor DSV-2E Thor 195 Johnston LE-1 STARFISH PRIME Nuclear test Suborbital Success
1962-07-10
08:35:05
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 316
Delta 11
CCAFS LC-17B Telstar 1 Communication MEO Success
1962-07-18
09:30:12
Thor DSV-2D Thor 338 CCAFS LC-17A ASAT test Suborbital Success
1962-07-21
00:56
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 342
Agena 1130
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 1130 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-07-26
09:13:53
Thor DSV-2E Thor 180 Johnston LE-1 Bluegill Prime Nuclear test Suborbital Failure Exploded at launch
1962-07-28
00:30
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 347
Agena 1131
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1131 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-08-02
00:17
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 344
Agena 1152
VAFB LC-75-1-1 FTV 1152 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-08-29
01:00
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 349
Agena 1153
VAFB LC-75-1-2 FTV 1153 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-09-01
20:39
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 348
Agena 1132
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 1132 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-09-17
23:46
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 350
Agena 1133
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1133
ERS-2
Reconnaissance
Technology
LEO Success
1962-09-18
08:53:08
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 318
Delta 12
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-6 Weather SSO Success Final flight of Thor-Delta
1962-09-29
06:05
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 341
TA-1
VAFB LC-75-1-1 CanadaAlouette 1
TAVE
Ionospheric
Technology
LEO Success
1962-09-29
23:34:50
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 351
Agena 1154
VAFB LC-75-1-2 FTV 1154 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-10-02
22:11:30
Delta A Thor 345
Delta 13
CCAFS LC-17B Explorer 14 Magnetospheric HEO Success Maiden flight of Delta A
1962-10-09
18:35
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 352
Agena 1134
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1134 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-10-16
09:14:38
Thor DSV-2E Thor 156 Johnston LE-2 Bluegill Double Prime Nuclear test Suborbital Failure
1962-10-26
09:44:05
Thor DSV-2E Thor 141 Johnston LE-1 Bluegill Triple Prime Nuclear test Suborbital Success
1962-10-26
16:14
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 353
Agena 1401
VAFB LC-75-1-2 STARAD Radiation MEO Success
1962-10-27
23:15:01
Delta A Thor 346
Delta 14
CCAFS LC-17B Explorer 15 Radiation MEO Success Final flight of Delta A
1962-10-31
08:08
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 319
Ablestar 012
CCAFS LC-17A ANNA 1B Geodesy LEO Success Final flight of Thor DM-21 Ablestar
1962-11-01
11:54:48
Thor DSV-2E Thor 226 Johnston LE-2 KINGFISH Nuclear test Suborbital Success
1962-11-05
22:04
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 356
Agena 1136
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1136 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-11-24
22:01
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 367
Agena 1135
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1135 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-12-04
21:30
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 361
Agena 1155
VAFB LC-75-1-2 FTV 1155 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-12-13
04:07
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 365 VAFB LC-75-1-1 NRL PL120
Injun 3
NRL PL121
SURCAL 2
Calsphere 1
ELINT
Ionospheric
Calibration
MEO Success
1962-12-13
23:30:01
Delta B Thor 355
Delta 15
CCAFS LC-17A Relay 1 Communications MEO Success Maiden flight of Delta B
1962-12-14
21:26:07
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 368
Agena 1156
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 1156 Reconnaissance LEO Success

1963[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1963-01-07
21:09:49
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 369
Agena 1157
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 0048 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-01-16
21:59
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 363
Agena 2313
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 0180 ELINT LEO Success
1963-02-14
05:35:08
Delta B Thor 358
Delta 16
CCAFS LC-17B Syncom 1 Communications GTO Success
1963-02-28
21:48
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 354
Agena 1159
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 0583 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Maiden flight of Thrust-Augmented Thor Agena. One SRB separated prematurely during ascent. RSO T+100 seconds.
1963-03-18
21:13
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 360
Agena 1164
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 0627 Reconnaissance LEO Failure
1963-04-01
23:01
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 376
Agena 1160
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 0720 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-04-03
02:00:02
Delta B Thor 357
Delta 17
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 17 Atmospheric LEO Success
1963-04-26
20:13
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 372
Agena 1411
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 1008 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Attitude sensor alignment error
1963-05-07
11:38:03
Delta B Thor 366
Delta 18
CCAFS LC-17B Telstar 2 Communications MEO Success
1963-05-18
22:21
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 364
Agena 1165
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 0924 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-06-12
23:58
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 362
Agena 1161
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 0954 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-06-15
14:29
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 378
Agena 2353
VAFB LC-75-1-1 FTV 1292
Solrad 6A
LOFTI 2B
Surcal 3
Radose 112
ELINT
Radiation
Ionospheric
Calibration
LEO Success
1963-06-19
09:50:01
Delta B Thor 359
Delta 19
CCAFS LC-17B TIROS-7 Weather SSO Success
1963-06-27
00:37
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 381
Agena 1166
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 0999
Hitchhiker 1
Reconnaissance
ELINT
LEO Success
1963-06-29
22:30
TAT SLV-2A Agena-B Thor 380
Agena 2314
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 1440 ELINT LEO Success
1963-07-19
00:00:10
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 388
Agena 1412
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 1266 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-07-26
14:33:00
Delta B Thor 370
Delta 20
CCAFS LC-17A Syncom 2 Communications GTO Success
1963-07-31
00:00:17
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 382
Agena 1167
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 1370 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-08-25
00:30
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 377
Agena 1162
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 1419 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-08-29
20:31
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D Thor 394
Agena 1169
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 1561
LAMPO
Reconnaissance
Target
LEO Success
1963-09-18
09:39
Thor DSV-2F Thor 232 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-1 REV test Suborbital Success Atmospheric flight
1963-09-23
23:00
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 383
Agena 1163
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 1353 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-09-28
20:22
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar Thor 375
Ablestar 013
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Transit 5BN-1
Transit 5E-1
Navigation LEO Success
1963-10-29
21:19
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 386
Agena 1601
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 2437
Hitchhiker 2
Reconnaissance
ELINT
LEO Success
1963-11-09
20:27:54
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D Thor 400
Agena 1171
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 2268 Reconnaissance LEO Failure
1963-11-27
02:30:01
Delta C Thor 387
Delta 21
CCAFS LC-17B Explorer 18 Magnetospheric HEO Success Maiden flight of Delta C
1963-11-27
21:15:40
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D Thor 406
Agena 1172
Arguello LC-1-1 OPS 2260 Reconnaissance LEO Success First Thor launch from Point Arguello
1963-12-05
21:51
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar Thor 385
Ablestar 015
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Transit 5BN-2
Transit 5E-3
Navigation LEO Success
1963-12-21
09:30:00
Delta B Thor 371
Delta 22
CCAFS LC-17B TIROS-8 Weather SSO Success
1963-12-21
21:45
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 398
Agena 1168
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 1388
Hitchhiker 3
Reconnaissance
ELINT
LEO Success

1964[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1964-01-11
20:07
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 390
Agena 2354
VAFB LC-75-3-5 NRL PL135 (Poppy)
GGSE-1
Solrad 7A
SECOR-1
ELINT
Technology
Raditation
Geodesy
LEO Success
1964-01-19
10:59:54
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D Thor 384
Agena 2302
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 3367A
OPS 3367B
Weather LEO Success
1964-01-21
21:14:59
Delta B Thor 373
Delta 23
CCAFS LC-17B Relay 2 Communications MEO Success
1964-01-25
13:59:04
Thor SLV-2 Agena-B Thor 397
Agena 6301
TA-2
VAFB LC-75-1-1 United StatesSoviet UnionEcho 2 Communications LEO Success
1964-02-14
07:47
Thor DSV-2J Thor 299 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1964-02-15
21:38
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 389
Agena 1174
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 3444 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-02-28
03:20
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 402
Agena 2316
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 3722 ELINT LEO Success
1964-03-01
06:40
Thor DSV-2J Thor 209 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1964-03-19
11:13:41
Delta B Thor 391
Delta 24
CCAFS LC-17A BE-A Ionospheric LEO Failure Third stage underperformed
1964-03-24
12:15
Thor DSV-2G Thor 240 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-2 REV test Suborbital Failure Atmospheric flight, second stage fired intermittently, destroyed by range safety
1964-03-24
22:22:48
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 396
Agena 1175
Arguello LC-1-1 OPS 3467 Reconnaissance LEO Failure
1964-04-21
06:15
Thor DSV-2J Thor 290 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1964-04-21
18:50
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar Thor 379
Ablestar 014
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Transit 5BN-3
Transit 5E-4
Navigation LEO Failure
1964-04-27
23:23:43
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 395
Agena 1604
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 2921 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-05-28
07:32
Thor DSV-2J Thor 227 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test Suborbital Failure
1964-06-04
22:59
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 403
Agena 1176
Arguello LC-1-1 OPS 3483 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-06-13
15:47
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 408
Agena 1606
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 3236 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-06-18
04:56:08
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D Thor 407
Agena 2304
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 4467A
OPS 4467B
Weather LEO Success
1964-06-19
23:18
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 410
Agena 1609
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 3754 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-07-02
23:59:56
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 409
Agena 2315
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 3395 ELINT LEO Success
1964-07-10
23:15
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 404
Agena 1177
Arguello LC-1-1 OPS 3491 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-07-22
15:39
Thor DSV-2G Thor 250 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-3 REV test Suborbital Success Atmospheric flight
1964-08-05
23:15:35
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 413
Agena 1605
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 3042 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-08-19
12:15:02
Delta D Thor 417
Delta 25
CCAFS LC-17A Syncom 3 Communications GTO Success
1964-08-21
15:45
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 412
Agena 1603
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 2739 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-08-28
07:56:57
Thor SLV-2 Agena-B Thor 399
Agena 6201
TA-3
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Nimbus 1 Weather LEO Partial failure Second-stage cutoff early during second burn
1964-09-14
22:53
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 405
Agena 1178
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 3497 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-10-04
03:45:00
Delta C Thor 392
Delta 26
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 21 Magnetospheric HEO Partial failure Reached lower than planned orbit
1964-10-05
21:50:14
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 421
Agena 1170
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 3333 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-10-06
17:04:21
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar Thor 423
Ablestar 016
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 5796 (Transit O-1)
Dragsphere 1
Dragsphere 2
Navigation LEO Success
1964-10-17
22:02:23
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 418
Agena 1179
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 3559 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-10-29
03:35
Thor DSV-2F Thor 260 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-4 REV test Suborbital Success Atmospheric flight
1964-11-02
21:30:20
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 420
Agena 1173
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 5434 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-11-04
02:12:11
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 430
Agena 2317
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 3062 ELINT LEO Success
1964-11-16
06:57
Thor DSV-2J Thor 236 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1964-11-18
20:35:54
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 416
Agena 1180
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 3360 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-12-09
02:00
Thor DSV-2F Thor 247 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-5 REV test Suborbital Success Atmospheric flight
1964-12-13
00:08:10
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar Thor 427
Ablestar 017
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 6582 (Transit O-2)
Transit 5E-5
Navigation LEO Success
1964-12-19
21:10:16
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 424
Agena 1607
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 3358 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-12-21
09:00:03
Delta C Thor 393
Delta 27
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 26 Magnetospheric MEO Success
1964-12-21
19:08:56
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 425
Agena 2355
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 3762 (Quill) Reconnaissance LEO Success

1965[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1965-01-15
21:00
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 414
Agena 1608
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 3928 (KH-4A #1016) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-01-19
05:03
Thor MG-18 Thor 224 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F1 Military weather satellite planned: LEO / SSO Partial Failure Maiden flight of the Thor-Burner series. Satellite failed to separate from the upper stage, but the satellite was able to operate for 6 months.
1965-01-22
07:55
Delta C Thor 374
Delta 28
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-9 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1965-02-03
16:33
Delta C Thor 411
Delta 29
CCAFS LC-17B OSO-2 Solar observation satellite LEO Successful
1965-02-23
14:36
Thor DSV-2G Thor 248 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-6 REV test Suborbital Success Atmospheric flight
1965-02-25
21:44
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 432
Agena 1611
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 4782 (KH-4A #1017) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-03-09
18:29
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 419
Agena 2701
VAFB SLC-2W SECOR 3 / Dodecapole 1 / Poppy 4 / Solrad 7B / GGSE 2 / GGSE 3 / Surcal 4 / Oscar 3 Geodesic research / Radar calibration / ELINT / ELINT / Technological test / Technological test / Technological test / Amateur radio satellite LEO Success
1965-03-11
13:39
Thor-Ablestar Thor 440
Ablestar 018
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 7087 (Transit O-3)
SECOR 2
Navigation
Geodesy
LEO Success
1965-03-18
04:43
Thor MG-18 Thor 306 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F2 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1965-03-25
21:11
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 432
Agena 1611
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 4782 (KH-4A #1018) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-04-05
07:20
Thor DSV-2J Thor 155 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1965-04-06
23:45
Delta D Thor 426
Delta 30
CCAFS LC-17A Intelsat I (Intelsat-1-1 / Early Bird) Communication satellite GTO Successful Performed first transcontinental satellite TV broadcast.
1965-04-29
21:44
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 437
Agena 1614
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 5023 (KH-4A #1019) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-05-18
18:02
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 438
Agena 1615
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 8431 (KH-4A #1021) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-05-20
16:30
Thor Burner 1 Thor 282 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F3 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1965-05-29
12:00
Delta C Thor 441
Delta 31
CCAFS LC-17B Explorer 28 (IMP-C) Interplanetary space research satellite HEO Successful
1965-06-09
21:53
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 444
Agena 1613
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 8425 (KH-4A #1020) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-06-24
22:35
Thor-Ablestar Thor 447
Ablestar 019
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 8480 (Transit O-4) Navigation LEO Success
1965-07-02
04:04
Delta C Thor 415
Delta 32
CCAFS LC-17B TIROS-10 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1965-07-17
05:55
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 422
Agena 2702
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 8411 (Samos-F3 #4 ) ELINT LEO Success
1965-07-19
22:01
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 446
Agena 1617
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 5543 (KH-4A #1022) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-08-13
22:11
Thor-Ablestar Thor 455
Ablestar 020
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 8464 (Transit O-5)
Dodecapole 2
Tempsat 1
Surcal 5
Long Rod 1
Calsphere 2
Navigation
Calibration
LEO Success Final flight of Thor-Ablestar
1965-08-17
20:59
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 449
Agena 1618
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 7208 (KH-4A #1023) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-08-25
15:17
Delta C Thor 434
Delta 33
CCAFS LC-17B OSO-C Solar observation satellite planned: LEO Failure Stage 3 ignited prematurely before stage-2 separation.
1965-09-02
20:00
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 401
Agena 1602
VAFB LC-75-3-5 MPRV Upper atmosphere and space experiments planned: MEO Failure High winds caused the vehicle to drift off course. RSO destruct. Debris fell on a trailer park.
1965-09-10
04:41
Thor Burner 1 Thor 213 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F4 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1965-09-22
21:31
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 458
Agena 1619
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 7221 (KH-4A #1024) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-10-05
17:45
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 433
Agena 1616
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 5325 (KH-4A #1025) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-10-14
13:11
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 435
Agena 680
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OGO-2 Magnetosphere research satellite LEO Success
1965-10-28
21:17
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 439
Agena 1620
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 2155 (KH-4A #1026) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-11-06
18:43
Delta E Thor 457
Delta 34
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 29 (GEOS-A) Geodetic research satellite MEO Successful
1965-11-29
04:48
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 453
Agena 6102
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Alouette 2 / Explorer 31 (DME) Ionospheric research satellite / Ionospheric research satellite MEO Successful
1965-12-07
02:28
Thor DSV-2J Thor 188 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test / Satellite Inspection Test Suborbital Success
1965-12-09
21:10
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 448
Agena 1621
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 7249 (KH-4A #1027) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-12-16
07:31
Delta E Thor 460
Delta 35
CCAFS LC-17A Pioneer 6 Interplanetary space research probe Heliocentric Successful Probe continues to work as of late 2000.
1965-12-24
21:06
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 451
Agena 1610
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 4639 (KH-4A #1028) Reconnaissance LEO Success

1966[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1966-01-08
04:48
Thor Burner 1 Thor 251 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F5 Military weather satellite planned: LEO / SSO Failure FW-4S second-stage motor failed to ignite.
1966-01-18
18:11
Thor DSV-2J Thor 242 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test / Satellite Inspection Test Suborbital Success
1966-02-02
21:32
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 450
Agena 1623
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 7291 (KH-4A #1029) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-02-03
07:41
Delta C Thor 445
Delta 36
CCAFS LC-17A ESSA-1 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1966-02-09
19:45
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 428
Agena 2703
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 1439 (Samos-F3 #5 ) ELINT LEO Success
1966-02-28
13:58
Delta E Thor 461
Delta 37
CCAFS LC-17B ESSA-2 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1966-03-09
22:02
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 452
Agena 1622
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 3488 (KH-4A #1030) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-03-12
00:42
Thor DSV-2J Thor 196 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test / Satellite Inspection Test Suborbital Success
1966-03-31
05:41
Thor Burner 1 Thor 147 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F6 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1966-04-07
22:02
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 474
Agena 1627
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 1612 (KH-4A #1031) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-05-03
19:25
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 465
Agena 1625
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 1508 (KH-4A #1032) Reconnaissance planned: LEO Failure
1966-05-15
07:55
TAT SLV-2A Agena-B Thor 456
Agena 6202
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Nimbus-2 Weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1966-05-24
02:00
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 469
Agena 1630
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 1778 (KH-4A #1033) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-05-25
14:00
Delta C1 Thor 436
Delta 38
CCAFS LC-17B Explorer 32 (AE-B) Atmospheric research Satellite LEO Successful
1966-06-21
21:31
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 466
Agena 1626
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 1599 (KH-4A #1034) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-06-24
00:12
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 473
Agena 631
VAFB LC-75-1-1 PAGEOS-1 Geodesic research satellite MEO Success
1966-07-01
16:04
Delta E1 Thor 467
Delta 39
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 33 (IMP-D) Magnetosphere research Satellite HEO Successful
1966-07-02
22:53
Thor DSV-2J Thor 289 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test / Satellite Inspection Test Suborbital Success
1966-08-09
20:46
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 506
Agena 1631
VAFB SLC-1W KH-4A (S/N 1036) Reconnaissance LEO Successful Maiden flight of Thorad-Agena
1966-08-17
15:20
Delta E1 Thor 462
Delta 40
CCAFS LC-17A Pioneer 7 Interplanetary space research probe Heliocentric Successful
1966-09-16
04:36
Thor Burner 2 Thor 167 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4A-F1 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1966-09-20
21:14
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 477
Agena 1628
VAFB SLC-3W OPS 1703 (KH-4A #1035) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-10-02
10:34
Delta E Thor 463
Delta 41
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-3 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful First Delta launch from VAFB
1966-10-26
23:05
Delta E1 Thor 464
Delta 42
CCAFS SLC-17B Intelsat 2-1 Communication Satellite GTO Successful
1966-11-08
19:53
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 507
Agena 1632
VAFB SLC-1W KH-4A (S/N 1037) Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1966-12-14
19:26
Delta G Thor 471
Delta 43
CCAFS LC-17A Biosatellite 1 Life science research satellite LEO Successful
1966-12-29
12:00
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 459
Agena 2731
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 1584 (Samos-F3 #6 ) ELINT LEO Success

1967[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1967-01-11
10:55
Delta E1 Thor 468
Delta 44
CCAFS SLC-17B Intelsat 2-2 Communication Satellite GTO Successful
1967-01-14
21:28
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 495
Agena 1629
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 1664 (KH-4A #1038) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-01-26
17:31
Delta E Thor 472
Delta 45
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-4 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1967-02-08
08:00
Thor Burner 2 Thor 169 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4A-F2 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1967-02-22
22:02
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 493
Agena 1635
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 4750 (KH-4A #1039) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-03-08
16:19
Delta C Thor 431
Delta 46
CCAFS LC-17A OSO-3 Solar observation satellite LEO Successful
1967-03-23
01:30
Delta E1 Thor 470
Delta 47
CCAFS SLC-17B Intelsat 2-3 Communication Satellite GTO Successful
1967-03-30
18:54
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 501
Agena 1636
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 4779 (KH-4A #1040) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-03-31
06:44
Thor DSV-2J Thor 168 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1967-04-20
11:17
Delta E Thor 484
Delta 48
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-5 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1967-05-09
21:50
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 508
Agena 1634
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1041)/SRV S/N 731 Reconnaissance planned: LEO Partial failure Rocket failed to cut off, resulting in incorrect, but usable orbit
1967-05-24
14:06
Delta E1 Thor 486
Delta 49
VAFB SLC-2E Explorer 34 (IMP-F) Interplanetary space research satellite HEO Successful
1967-05-31
09:30
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 443
Agena 2704
VAFB SLC-2W Timation 1 / GGSE 4 / GGSE 5 / Poppy 5 / Calsphere 3 / Calsphere 4 / Surcal 152 / Surcal 153 / Surcal 150B Experimental navigation satellite / Technological research satellite / ELINT / Technological research satellites (x5) LEO Successful Final flight of the original Thor-Agena series.
1967-06-16
21:35
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 509
Agena 1633
VAFB SLC-1W KH-4A (S/N 1042)/SRV S/N 725 Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1967-06-29
21:01
Thor Burner 2 Thor 171 VAFB SLC-10W Aurora (P67-1) / SECOR-9 Magnetosphere research satellite / Geodesic research satellite MEO Successful
1967-07-19
14:19
Delta E1 Thor 488
Delta 50
CCAFS SLC-17B Explorer 35 (IMP-E) Interplanetary space research satellite Lunar Orbit Successful
1967-07-25
03:48
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 496
Agena 2732
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 1879 (Samos-F3 #7 ) ELINT LEO Success
1967-07-28
14:21
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 478
Agena 681
VAFB SLC-2E OGO-4 Magnetosphere research satellite LEO Success
1967-08-07
21:44
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 510
Agena 1637
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1043) Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1967-08-23
04:41
Thor Burner 2 Thor 266 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4A-F3 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1967-09-07
22:04
Delta G Thor 475
Delta 51
CCAFS LC-17B Biosatellite 2 Life science research satellite LEO Successful
1967-09-15
19:41
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 512
Agena 1641
VAFB SLC-1W KH-4B (S/N 1101) Reconnaissance LEO Successful First KH-4B satellite
1967-09-28
00:45
Delta E1 Thor 442
Delta 52
CCAFS SLC-17B Intelsat 2-4 Communication Satellite GTO Successful
1967-10-11
07:57
Thor Burner 2 Thor 268 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4A-F4 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1967-10-18
16:04
Delta C Thor 490
Delta 53
CCAFS LC-17B OSO-4 Solar observation satellite LEO Successful
1967-11-02
21:31
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 513
Agena 1639
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1044)/SRV S/N 733 Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1967-11-10
18:00
Delta E1 Thor 480
Delta 54
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-6 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1967-12-09
22:26
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 514
Agena 1642
VAFB SLC-1W KH-4B (S/N 1102) Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1967-12-13
14:08
Delta E1 Thor 489
Delta 55
CCAFS LC-17B Pioneer 8 / TTS-1 Interplanetary space research probe / Technology demonstration satellite Heliocentric Successful

1968[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1968-01-11
16:19
Delta E1 Thor 454
Delta 56
VAFB SLC-2E Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) Geodetic research satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1968-01-17
10:12
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 498
Agena 2733
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 1965 (Samos-F3 #8 ) ELINT LEO Success Final flight of the TAT Thor-Agena series.
1968-01-24
22:26
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 516
Agena 1640
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1045)/SRV S/N 741 Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1968-03-14
22:00
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 518
Agena 1638
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1046)/SRV S/N 747 Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1968-05-01
21:31
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 511
Agena 1643
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1103)/SRV S/N 807 Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1968-05-14
07:05
Thor DSV-2J Thor 205 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1968-05-18
08:23
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 520
Agena 6221
VAFB SLC-2E Nimbus B/EGRS-10 Weather Satellite / Geodesic research satellite planned: LEO / SSO Failure Failed to reach orbit
1968-05-23
04:38
Thor Burner 2 Thor 277 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4B-F1 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1968-06-20
21:46
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 517
Agena 1645
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1047)/SRV S/N 745 Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1968-07-04
17:31
Delta J Thor 476
Delta 57
VAFB SLC-2E Explorer 38 (RAE-A) Radio astronomy satellite MEO Successful
1968-08-07
21:36
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 522
Agena 1644
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1104) Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1968-08-16
11:31
Delta N Thor 528
Delta 58
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-7 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful Maiden Flight of the Long Tank Thor-Delta
1968-09-18
21:32
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 524
Agena 1647
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1048)/SRV S/N 749 Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1968-09-19
00:09
Delta M Thor 529
Delta 59
CCAFS SLC-17A Intelsat 3-1 Communication Satellite planned: GTO Failure Pitch gyroscope failed at T+20 seconds caused loss of attitude control.
1968-10-05
11:16
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 521
Agena 2734
VAFB SLC-1W Ferret 13 (OPS 0964) ELINT LEO Successful
1968-10-23
04:34
Thor Burner 2 Thor 173 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4B-F2 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1968-11-03
21:30
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 515
Agena 1646
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1105)/SRV S/N 741 Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1968-11-08
09:46
Delta E1 Thor 479
Delta 60
CCAFS LC-17B Pioneer 9 / TTS-2 Interplanetary space research probe / Technology demonstration satellite Heliocentric Successful
1968-11-20
07:08
Thor DSV-2J Thor 252 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1968-12-05
18:55
Delta E1 Thor 481
Delta 61
CCAFS LC-17B HEOS-A Magnetosphere research satellite HEO Successful
1968-12-12
22:22
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 527
Agena 1648
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4A (S/N 1049)/SRV S/N 751 Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1968-12-15
17:17
Delta N Thor 532
Delta 62
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-8 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1968-12-19
00:32
Delta M Thor 536
Delta 63
CCAFS SLC-17A Intelsat 3-2 Communication Satellite GTO Successful

1969[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1969-01-22
16:48
Delta C1 Thor 487
Delta 64
CCAFS LC-17B OSO-5 Solar observation satellite LEO Successful
1969-01-30
06:43
Delta E1 Thor 485
Delta 65
VAFB SLC-2E ISIS-I Ionosphere research satellite MEO Successful
1969-02-05
21:59
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 519
Agena 1650
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1106)/SRV S/N 801R Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1969-02-06
00:39
Delta M Thor 530
Delta 66
CCAFS SLC-17A Intelsat 3-3 Communication Satellite GTO Successful
1969-02-26
07:47
Delta E1 Thor 483
Delta 67
CCAFS SLC-17B ESSA-9 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1969-03-19
21:38
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 541
Agena 1651
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1150)/SRV S/N 737 Reconnaissance LEO Successful Satellite later failed
1969-04-14
07:54
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 543
Agena 6222
VAFB SLC-2E Nimbus 3/Secor 13 Weather satellite / Geodesic research satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1969-05-02
01:46
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 544
Agena 1649
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4A (S/N 1051)/SRV S/N 739 Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1969-05-22
02:00
Delta M Thor 533
Delta 68
CCAFS SLC-17A Intelsat 3-4 Communication Satellite GTO Successful
1969-06-05
14:42
Thorad SLV-2H Agena-D Thor 526
Agena 6803
VAFB SLC-2E OGO-6 Magnetosphere research satellite LEO Successful Maiden flight of SLV-2H
1969-06-21
08:53
Delta E1 Thor 482
Delta 69
VAFB SLC-2W Explorer 41 (IMP-G) Interplanetary space research satellite HEO Successful
1969-06-29
13:26
Delta N Thor 539
Delta 70
CCAFS SLC-17A Biosatellite 3 Life science research satellite LEO Successful
1969-07-23
04:39
Thor Burner 2 Thor 279 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4B-F3 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Successful
1969-07-24
01:30
Thorad SLV-2H Agena-D Thor 545
Agena 1652
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1107) Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1969-07-26
02:06
Delta M Thor 547
Delta 71
CCAFS SLC-17A Intelsat 3-5 Communication Satellite planned: GTO Partial Failure Stage 3 motor case ruptured, leaving spacecraft in unusable orbit
1969-07-31
10:19
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 523
Agena 2735
VAFB SLC-1W Ferret 14 (OPS 8285) ELINT LEO Successful
1969-08-09
07:32
Delta N Thor 548
Delta 72
CCAFS LC-17A OSO-6 / PAC-1 Solar observation satellite / Technology test GTO Successful
1969-08-27
21:59
Delta L Thor 540
Delta 73
CCAFS LC-17A Pioneer E / TTS-3 Interplanetary space research probe / Technology demonstration satellite planned: Heliocentric Failure Stage 1 hydraulic oil relief valve leaked due to vibration, resulting in uncontrolled gimbaling of the engine nozzle and vehicle gyrations.
1969-09-22
21:11
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 531
Agena 1653
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4A (S/N 1052)/SRV S/N 743R Reconnaissance LEO Successful
1969-09-30
13:40
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 525
Agena Unknown
VAFB SLC-1W EHH B-17 (OPS 1807), Surcal (x5), Timation 2, Tempsat 2, SOICAL (x2) Experimental navigation satellite / Radar calibration / Technological demonstration satellites (x7) LEO Successful
1969-11-22
00:37
Delta M Thor 554
Delta 74
CCAFS SLC-17A Skynet 1A Military communication Satellite GTO Successful
1969-12-04
21:37
Thorad SLV-2H Agena-D Thor 549
Agena 1655
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1108) Reconnaissance LEO Successful

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