1960 in spaceflight (January–June)

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This is a list of spaceflights launched between January and June 1960. For launches between July and December, see 1960 in spaceflight (July–December). For an overview of the whole year, see 1960 in spaceflight.

Launches[edit]

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

January[edit]

7 January
01:40
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-13 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 7 January Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
8 January United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 8 January Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
13 January
21:07
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 13 January Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
14 January
16:35
United StatesPGM-17 Thor DM-18C United StatesCape Canaveral LC-18B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 14 January Successful
Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi)
14 January United StatesAerobee-300 United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesTattletale PCC-1 NSA Suborbital SIGNIT
Technology
14 January Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
15 January
04:52
United StatesJavelin United StatesWallops Island United StatesUS Air Force
NRL Suborbital Test flight 15 January Successful
Apogee: 1,200 kilometres (750 mi)
16 January
22:35
United StatesShotput United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Technology 16 January Successful
Apogee: 413 kilometres (257 mi), test of systems for Echo satellites
18 January Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 18 January Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
19 January
18:18
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Solar research 19 January Successful
Apogee: 210 kilometres (130 mi)
20 January
16:35
Soviet UnionR-7A Semyorka Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 20 January Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
20 January United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 20 January Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
21 January
20:10
United StatesPGM-17 Thor DM-18A United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-2 United KingdomRoyal Air Force
Royal Air Force Suborbital Missile test 21 January Successful
Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi)
24 January
16:15
Soviet UnionR-7A Semyorka Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 24 January Launch failure
Apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi)
26 January
00:48
United StatesPGM-19 Jupiter United StatesCape Canaveral LC-26B United StatesABMA
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 26 January Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
26 January
05:42
United StatesJavelin United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Test flight 26 January Successful
Apogee: 951 kilometres (591 mi)
26 January
23:43:05
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576A-3 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 26 January Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
27 January
01:31
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-13 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 27 January Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
27 January United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 27 January Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
29 January
18:51
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Solar 29 January Successful
Apogee: 226 kilometres (140 mi)
29 January Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 29 January Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
31 January
16:17
Soviet UnionR-7A Semyorka Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 31 January Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
January United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Aeronomy January Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)

February[edit]

2 February
18:08
United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-19 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 2 February Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
4 February
18:51:45
United StatesThor DM-18 Agena-A United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesDiscoverer 9 (KH-1 9006) CIA DST Intended: Low Earth (Polar) Optical imaging 4 February Launch failure
United StatesDiscoverer 9 SRV CIA DST Intended: Low Earth (Polar) Film return
Failed to reach orbit after premature cutoff of first stage
4 February
22:19
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 4 February Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
5 February
00:19
United StatesPGM-19 Jupiter United StatesCape Canaveral LC-6 United StatesABMA
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 5 February Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
5 February
21:46
United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-16 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital RV test 5 February Launch failure
10 February United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 10 February Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
12 February
04:11
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-13 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 12 February Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
13 February
00:43
United StatesAerobee AJ10-34 United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 13 February Successful
Apogee: 143 kilometres (89 mi)
13 February Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 13 February Launch failure
16 February
20:48
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Test flight 16 February Launch failure
Apogee: 3 kilometres (1.9 mi)
16 February United StatesAerobee-300 United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesTattletale PCC-2 NSA Suborbital SIGNIT
Technology
16 February Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
17 February
01:00
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Meteoroid research 17 February Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi)
9 February
17:11
United StatesPGM-17 Thor DM-18C United StatesCape Canaveral LC-18B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 9 February Successful
Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi)
19 February
17:18
United StatesExos United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
UMI Suborbital Cosmic ray research 19 February Launch failure
Apogee: 37 kilometres (23 mi)
19 February
20:15:14
United StatesThor DM-18 Agena-A United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesDiscoverer 10 (KH-1 9007) CIA DST Intended: Low Earth (Polar) Optical imaging 19 February Launch failure
United StatesDiscoverer 9 SRV CIA DST Intended: Low Earth (Polar) Film return
Destroyed by range safety during ascent to orbit
23 February FranceVéronique FranceHammaguira Blandine FranceCASDN
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 23 February Launch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
24 February United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-15 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital RV test 24 February Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
25 February
18:02
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 25 February Successful
Maiden flight of Pershing, apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
26 February
17:25
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-A United StatesCape Canaveral LC-14 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesMidas-1 US Air Force Intended: Low Earth Missile defence 26 February Launch failure
Maiden flight of Atlas-Agena, upper stage failed to separate.
26 February United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 26 February Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
27 February
06:53
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) CanadaFort Churchill United StatesUS Air Force
JHU Suborbital Auroral 27 February Successful
Apogee: 117 kilometres (73 mi)
27 February
23:20
United StatesShotput United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Technology 27 February Successful
Apogee: 400 kilometres (250 mi), test of systems for Echo satellites
29 February United StatesPGM-17 Thor DM-18C United StatesCape Canaveral LC-18B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 29 February Successful
Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi)

March[edit]

1 March
22:11
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Solar 1 March Successful
Apogee: 212 kilometres (132 mi)
2 March
18:32
FranceVéronique FranceHammaguira Blandine FranceCASDN
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 2 March Successful
Apogee: 188 kilometres (117 mi)
2 March
20:06
United StatesPGM-17 Thor DM-18A United StatesVandenberg LC-75-2-8 United KingdomRoyal Air Force
Royal Air Force Suborbital Missile test 2 March Successful
Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi)
3 March
22:50
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Solar 3 March Successful
Apogee: 212 kilometres (132 mi)
5 March FranceVéronique FranceHammaguira Blandine FranceCASDN
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 5 March Successful
Apogee: 187 kilometres (116 mi)
8 March
13:10
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-11 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 8 March Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi), first use of inertial guidance[citation needed]
8 March
18:00
United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-16 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital RV test 8 March Launch failure
Second stage malfunction
9 March United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 9 March Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
11 March
00:36
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-13 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 11 March Launch failure
11 March
13:00
United StatesThor DM-18 Able-IV United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesPioneer 5 NASA Heliocentric Scientific In orbit Successful
Only flight of Thor-Able IV
16 March
21:25
United StatesAerobee-300 CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
UMI Suborbital Ionospheric 16 March Successful
Apogee: 337 kilometres (209 mi)
16 March United StatesAerobee-300 United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesTattletale PCC-3 NSA Suborbital SIGNIT
Technology
16 March Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
17 March
01:52
United StatesNike-Asp CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
UMI Suborbital Ionospheric 17 March Launch failure
17 March
23:55
Soviet UnionR-7A Semyorka Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 18 March Successful
Apogee: 1,350 kilometres (840 mi)
18 March United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25B United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 18 March Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
20 March Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 20 March Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
22 March United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-15 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital RV test 22 March Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
22 March United StatesAstrobee-500 United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 22 March Launch failure
23 March
13:35:11
United StatesJuno II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-26B United StatesABMA
United StatesS-46 NASA Intended: Highly elliptical Radiation research 23 March Launch failure
Third stage failed to ignite
24 March
02:06
Soviet UnionR-7A Semyorka Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 24 March Successful
Apogee: 1,350 kilometres (840 mi)
24 March Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 24 March Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
25 March
18:40
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Test flight 25 March Successful
Apogee: 212 kilometres (132 mi)
25 March Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 25 March Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
25 March United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25B United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 25 March Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
28 March Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 28 March Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
29 March United StatesTrailblazer 1 United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital RV test 29 March Successful
Apogee: 260 kilometres (160 mi)
29 March United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSNS Observation Island, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 29 March Launch failure
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
29 March Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 29 March Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
31 March Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 31 March Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
March Soviet UnionR-13 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test March Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)

April[edit]

1 April
11:40:09
United StatesThor DM-18 Able-II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesTiros-1 (Tiros-A) NASA/NOAA Low Earth Weather In orbit Partial spacecraft failure
Final flight of Thor-Able. Spacecraft ceased operations due to electrical system malfunciton fifteen days short of planned end of mission
1 April United StatesShotput United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Technology 1 April Successful
Apogee: 400 kilometres (250 mi), test of systems for Echo satellites
7 April
02:06
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Solar 7 April Successful
Apogee: 236 kilometres (147 mi)
8 April
02:06
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-11 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 8 April Launch failure
Propulsion system malfunction, apogee: 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
8 April
12:04
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesUS Air Force
BRL Suborbital Aeronomy 8 April Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
8 April United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-16 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital RV test 8 April Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
12 April
03:18
United KingdomSkylark-2C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
RAE Suborbital Test flight 12 April Successful
Apogee: 218 kilometres (135 mi)
13 April
12:02:36
United StatesThor DM-21 Ablestar United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesTransit 1B US Navy Low Earth Navigation
Technology
5 October 1967 Successful
United StatesSolrad prototype US Navy Low Earth Technology 17 July Successful
Maiden flight of Thor-Ablestar, first restart of an upper stage
15 April
15:06:45
Soviet UnionLuna 8K72 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionLuna E-3 No.1 RVSN Intended: Heliocentric Lunar probe 15 April Launch failure
Second stage engine malfunctioned
15 April
20:30:37
United StatesThor DM-18 Agena-A United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesDiscoverer 11 (KH-1 9008) CIA DST Low Earth (Polar) Optical imaging 26 April Spacecraft failure
United StatesDiscoverer 11 SRV CIA DST Low Earth (Polar) Film return
Spacecraft attitude control system malfunctioned, image recovery not attempted
16 April
16:07:41
Soviet UnionLuna 8K72 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionLuna E-3 No.2 RVSN Intended: Heliocentric Lunar probe 16 April Launch failure
Blok-B booster separated less than a second after launch
18 April
23:09
United StatesScout X United StatesWallops Island LA-3 United StatesNASA
United StatesCub Scout NASA Suborbital Test flight 18 April Launch failure
Maiden flight of Scout family, only flight of Scout X, structural Failure during staging, apogee: 48 kilometres (30 mi)
18 April United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSNS Observation Island, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 18 April Launch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
19 April
14:15
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands United StatesNRL
NRL Suborbital Solar 19 April Successful
Apogee: 222 kilometres (138 mi)
20 April
18:30
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 20 April Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
20 April United StatesViper (ALSOR) United StatesF-104, Edwards United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Test flight 20 April Launch failure
Apogee: 70 kilometres (43 mi)
21 April
10:35
United KingdomSkylark-2 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
UCL Suborbital Aeronomy 21 April Successful
Apogee: 141 kilometres (88 mi)
21 April
15:00
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Fields research 21 April Successful
Apogee: 245 kilometres (152 mi)
21 April
20:55
United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-15 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital RV test 21 April Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
22 April
19:39:01
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-2 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 22 April Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
23 April
21:45
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Test flight 23 April Successful
Apogee: 246 kilometres (153 mi)
26 April
01:13
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 26 April Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
26 April United StatesHonest John-Nike-Gosling United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital RV test 26 April Launch failure
Apogee: 43 kilometres (27 mi)
27 April
04:18
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital UV Astronomy 27 April Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
27 April
21:56
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Solar 27 April Launch failure
Apogee: 24 kilometres (15 mi)
28 April
14:50
United StatesNike-Zeus United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Test flight 28 April Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
28 April
20:18
United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-16 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital RV test 28 April Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
29 April
15:47
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 29 April Successful
Apogee: 242 kilometres (150 mi)
29 April
23:45
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 29 April Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
29 April Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 29 April Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
30 April
03:45
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 30 April Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)

May[edit]

2 May FranceOPd-56-39-22D (Antares) FranceCERES FranceONERA
ONERA Suborbital RV test 2 May Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
2 May FranceOPd-56-39-22D (Antares) FranceCERES FranceONERA
ONERA Suborbital RV test 2 May Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
5 May Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 5 May Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
5 May FranceOPd-56-39-22D (Antares) FranceCERES FranceONERA
ONERA Suborbital RV test 5 May Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
6 May
16:47:02
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-2 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 6 May Launch failure
Apogee: 2 kilometres (1.2 mi)
6 May Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 6 May Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
10 May
16:00
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 10 May Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
13 May
09:16:05
United StatesThor DM-19 Delta United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesEcho 1 NASA Intended: Medium Earth Communication
Technology
13 May Launch failure
Maiden flight of Thor-Delta, upper stage attitude control system malfunctioned, failed to reach orbit
13 May
21:25
United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-15 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital RV test 13 May Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
15 May
00:00:05
Soviet UnionVostok-L 8K72 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionKorabl'-Sputnik 1 (Vostok-1KP) RVSN Low Earth Test flight 15 October 1965 Partial spacecraft failure
Deorbit burn boosted spacecraft into higher orbit due to incorrect orientation
18 May
21:04
CanadaBlack Brant I CanadaFort Churchill CanadaCARDE
CARDE Suborbital Test flight 18 May Launch failure
Apogee: 89 kilometres (55 mi)
18 May United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25B United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 18 May Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
20 May
15:00
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-12 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 20 May Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi), set distance record of 14,548 kilometres (9,040 mi) for suborbital spaceflight
23 May United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSNS Observation Island, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 23 May Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
24 May
08:57
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 24 May Launch failure
Apogee: 24 kilometres (15 mi)
24 May
11:30
United KingdomBlack Knight 201 AustraliaWoomera LA-5A United KingdomRAE
RAE Suborbital RV test 24 May Launch failure
Gaslight test, apogee: 563 kilometres (350 mi)
24 May
16:40
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 24 May Successful
Apogee: 269 kilometres (167 mi)
24 May
17:36:46
United StatesAtlas LV-3A Agena-A United StatesCape Canaveral LC-14 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesMidas-2 US Air Force Low Earth Missile defence 7 February 1974 Successful
24 May
17:44
CanadaBlack Brant I CanadaFort Churchill CanadaCARDE
CARDE Suborbital Test flight 24 May Successful
Apogee: 171 kilometres (106 mi)
25 May
00:48
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
GCA Suborbital Aeronomy 25 May Successful
Apogee: 199 kilometres (124 mi)
25 May
22:00
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Solar 25 May Successful
Apogee: 193 kilometres (120 mi)
27 May
04:05
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNRL
Suborbital UV Astronomy 27 May Successful
Apogee: 193 kilometres (120 mi)
27 May
05:30
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital UV Astronomy 27 May Successful
Apogee: 215 kilometres (134 mi)
27 May
17:20
United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-16 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital RV test 27 May Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
28 May
18:27
CanadaBlack Brant I CanadaFort Churchill CanadaCARDE
CARDE Suborbital Test flight 28 May Successful
Apogee: 177 kilometres (110 mi)
30 May Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 30 May Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
31 May United StatesShotput United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Technology 31 May Successful
Apogee: 400 kilometres (250 mi), test of systems for Echo satellites
May Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test May Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)

June[edit]

4 June
15:49
Soviet UnionR-7 Semyorka Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 4 June Successful
Apogee: 1,350 kilometres (840 mi)
6 June
17:10
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Magnetospheric 6 June Successful
Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi)
6 June United StatesR-14 Chusovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 6 June Successful
Maiden flight of R-14, apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)
7 June United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 7 June Launch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
9 June
16:19
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 9 June Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
10 June Soviet UnionR-5A Pobeda Soviet UnionChelkar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 10 June Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
11 June
06:30
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-11 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 11 June Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
13 June FranceVéronique FranceHammaguira Blandine FranceCASDN
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 13 June Successful
Apogee: 176 kilometres (109 mi)
15 June
02:43
Soviet UnionEast GermanyR-2A Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital Aeronomy 15 June Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
15 June
15:45
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands United StatesNRL
Suborbital Aeronomy 15 June Successful
Apogee: 224 kilometres (139 mi)
15 June
22:56
United StatesAerobee-300 CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
UMI Suborbital Ionospheric 15 June Successful
Apogee: 321 kilometres (199 mi)
16 June
05:29
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 16 June Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
16 June
12:04
United KingdomSkylark-2 AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomRAE
QUB Suborbital Aeronomy 16 June Successful
Apogee: 129 kilometres (80 mi)
16 June FranceVéronique FranceHammaguira Blandine FranceCASDN
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 16 June Successful
Apogee: 180 kilometres (110 mi)
18 June FranceVéronique FranceHammaguira Blandine FranceCASDN
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 18 June Successful
Apogee: 152 kilometres (94 mi)
21 June
10:05
United KingdomBlack Knight 201 AustraliaWoomera LA-5A United KingdomRAE
RAE Suborbital RV test 21 June Successful
Gaslight test, apogee: 484 kilometres (301 mi)
21 June United StatesKiva-Hopi United StatesPoint Mugu United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesPhoenix 1 US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 21 June Successful
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
22 June
05:54
United StatesThor DM-21 Ablestar United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17B United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesTransit 2A US Navy Low Earth Navigation
Technology
In orbit Successful
United StatesSolrad 1 (GRAB-1) US Navy/NRL Low Earth Radiation research
ELINT
In orbit Successful
22 June
14:49
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-14 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 22 June Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
22 June
23:26
United StatesPGM-17 Thor DM-18A United StatesVandenberg LC-75-2-7 United KingdomRoyal Air Force
Royal Air Force Suborbital Missile test 22 June Successful
Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi)
22 June United StatesNike-Zeus United StatesWhite Sands LC-38 United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Test flight 22 June Launch failure
22 June FranceVéronique FranceHammaguira Blandine FranceCASDN
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 22 June Launch failure
Apogee: 60 kilometres (37 mi)
23 June
02:22
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesUSNS Observation Island, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 23 June Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
23 June
23:00
Soviet UnionEast GermanyR-2A Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Ionospheric 23 June Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
23 June
05:00
Soviet UnionR-11A Zemlya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital Aeronomy 23 June Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
23 June
05:52
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-25B United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 23 June Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
24 June
06:25
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital UV Astronomy 24 June Successful
Apogee: 211 kilometres (131 mi)
24 June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 24 June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
24 June United StatesHGM-30A Titan I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-15 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital RV test 24 June Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
26 June
06:17
United StatesTrailblazer 1 United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital RV test 26 June Successful
Apogee: 294 kilometres (183 mi)
27 June
13:15
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNRL
Suborbital Aeronomy 27 June Successful
Apogee: 222 kilometres (138 mi)
27 June
19:10
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 27 June Launch failure
Apogee: 170 kilometres (110 mi)
27 June United StatesNike-Asp United StatesCape Canaveral United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 27 June Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
28 June
02:30
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesCape Canaveral LC-12 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 28 June Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
28 June
05:10
United StatesNike-Asp United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Ionospheric 28 June Successful
Apogee: 195 kilometres (121 mi)
29 June
22:00:44
United StatesThor DM-18 Agena-A United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesDiscoverer 12 (KH-1 prototype) CIA DST Intended: Low Earth (Polar) Technology 29 June Launch failure
United StatesDiscoverer 12 SRV CIA DST Intended: Low Earth (Polar) Technology
Failed to reach orbit
29 June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 29 June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
30 June
16:00
United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesCape Canaveral LC-30A United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 30 June Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
30 June
20:25
United StatesJavelin United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Magnetospheric 30 June Launch failure
Apogee: 65 kilometres (40 mi)
June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
June Soviet UnionR-12 Dvina Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test June Successful
Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi)
June United StatesR-14 Chusovaya Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test June Successful
Apogee: 675 kilometres (419 mi)

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