1965 in spaceflight (October–December)

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This is a list of spaceflights launched between October and December 1965. For launches in the rest of the year, see 1965 in spaceflight (January–March), 1965 in spaceflight (April–June) and 1965 in spaceflight (July–September). For an overview of the whole year, see 1965 in spaceflight.

Launches[edit]

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

October[edit]

1 October
01:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital XR astronomy 1 October Successful
Apogee: 148 kilometres (92 mi)
1 October
03:57
Soviet UnionR-5B Pobeda Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital Ionospheric
Solar
1 October Successful
Apogee: 480 kilometres (300 mi)
1 October Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-31 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 1 October Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
1 October United StatesAthena RTV United StatesGreen River Pad 3 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 1 October Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
2 October
00:59:59
United StatesLGM-30F Minuteman II United StatesCape Canaveral LC-31B United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 2 October Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
2 October
04:22
United KingdomSkylark-7C ItalySalto di Quirra EuropeESRO
UCL/MPE Suborbital Aeronomy 2 October Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
4 October
03:00
JapanKappa-9M JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
Kyoto Suborbital Ionospheric 4 October Successful
Apogee: 299 kilometres (186 mi)
4 October
07:56:40
Soviet UnionMolniya Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionLuna 7 Highly elliptical Lunar lander 7 October
22:08
Spacecraft failure
Retrorockets fired too early, spacecraft crashed on landing
5 October
00:42
United StatesJavelin United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
PSU Suborbital Ionospheric 5 October Successful
Apogee: 960 kilometres (600 mi)
5 October
03:00
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNRL
NRL Suborbital Astronomy 5 October Successful
Apogee: 171 kilometres (106 mi)
5 October
09:07:08
United StatesSM-65D Atlas D United StatesVandenberg LC-576B-3 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesPod 29 AFCRL/NRL Suborbital Ionospheric/Aeronomy 5 October Successful
United StatesOV1-2 US Air Force Medium Earth Radiation In orbit Successful
5 October
09:27
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 5 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
5 October
17:45:57
United StatesThrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 5325 (KH-4A #1025) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 29 October Successful
United StatesSRV 636 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return October Successful
United StatesSRV 650 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return October Successful
5 October
23:21
United StatesNike-Apache CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 5 October Successful
Apogee: 206 kilometres (128 mi)
6 October
03:00
United StatesNike-Apache CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 6 October Launch failure
Apogee: 2 kilometres (1.2 mi)
6 October
04:00
JapanKappa-8L JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
Tokai Suborbital Aeronomy 6 October Successful
Apogee: 141 kilometres (88 mi)
6 October United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesGilson Butte United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 6 October Launch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
6 October United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesGilson Butte United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 6 October Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
6 October United StatesLGM-30F Minuteman II United StatesVandenberg LF-22 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 6 October Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
9 October FranceSaphir AlgeriaHammaguira Brigitte FranceONERA
ONERA Suborbital REV Test 9 October Successful
Apogee: 1,150 kilometres (710 mi)
9 October Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-33 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 9 October Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
10 October
01:25
United StatesJavelin United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
PSU Suborbital Ionospheric 10 October Launch failure
Apogee: 32 kilometres (20 mi)
11 October United StatesAthena RTV United StatesGreen River Pad 2 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 11 October Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
13 October
03:13
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
Princeton Suborbital UV Astronomy 13 October Successful
Apogee: 183 kilometres (114 mi)
13 October
16:01
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesPoint Barrow United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 13 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
13 October
16:11
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 13 October Successful
Apogee: 124 kilometres (77 mi)
13 October
16:51
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 13 October Successful
Apogee: 110 kilometres (68 mi)
13 October United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesGilson Butte United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test 13 October Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
13 October Soviet UnionR-5 VAO Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital Ionospheric 13 October Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
14 October
13:11:55
United StatesThrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOGO-2 (OGO-C/S-50) NASA Low Earth Ionospheric
Magnetospheric
17 September 1981 Partial spacecraft failure
Control problems led to propellent depletion within nine days of launch, partially operational until 1 November 1967, and then briefly reactivated in February 1968.
14 October
19:40
Soviet UnionMolniya Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionMolniya 1-02 Molniya Communications 17 March 1967 Successful
15 October
17:23:59
United StatesTitan IIIC United StatesCape Canaveral LC-40 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOV2-1 US Air Force Low Earth Technology 27 July 1972 Launch failure
United StatesLCS-2 Lincoln Low Earth Radar calibration
Upper stage disintegrated, payloads remained attached
15 October Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-32 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 15 October Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
15 October FranceVesta AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
LRBA Suborbital Test flight 15 October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
16 October
08:09
Soviet UnionVoskhod Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 92 (Zenit-4) Low Earth Optical imaging 24 October Successful
18 October
08:30:11
United StatesNike-Iroquois United StatesFort Wainwright United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 18 October Successful
Apogee: 103 kilometres (64 mi)
18 October
11:23
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
UCL/QUB Suborbital Aeronomy 18 October Successful
Apogee: 205 kilometres (127 mi)
19 October
05:44
Soviet UnionKosmos-2M Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Site 86/1 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 93 (DS-U2-V #1) Low Earth Technology 3 January 1966 Successful
Maiden flight of Kosmos-2M
19 October
17:30
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesPoint Barrow United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 19 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
19 October
17:30
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 19 October Successful
Apogee: 124 kilometres (77 mi)
19 October
20:00
United StatesAerobee-150A United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
UCO Suborbital UV Astronomy 19 October Successful
Apogee: 179 kilometres (111 mi)
19 October
23:10
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 19 October Successful
Apogee: 114 kilometres (71 mi)
20 October
05:20
United KingdomSkylark 3AC AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
CULH Suborbital Solar 20 October Successful
Apogee: 214 kilometres (133 mi)
20 October
18:09:22
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesVandenberg LC-395C United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 20 October Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
20 October
20:35
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
NRL Suborbital Astronomy
Solar
20 October Successful
Apogee: 184 kilometres (114 mi)
20 October United StatesTerrier/551 United StatesSan Nicolas United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Test flight 20 October Launch failure
Apogee: 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
21 October
16:00
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Johns Hopkins Suborbital UV Astronomy 21 October Successful
Apogee: 191 kilometres (119 mi)
21 October United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Target 21 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
22 October
07:54:28
United StatesNike-Iroquois United StatesFort Wainwright United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Ionospheric 22 October Successful
Apogee: 137 kilometres (85 mi)
22 October
20:18
FranceVeronique AGI AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
BREI Suborbital Ionospheric 22 October Successful
Apogee: 210 kilometres (130 mi)
23 October
05:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNRL
NRL Suborbital Aeronomy 23 October Successful
Apogee: 254 kilometres (158 mi)
23 October
15:38
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesPoint Barrow United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 23 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
23 October
16:14
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 23 October Successful
Apogee: 118 kilometres (73 mi)
23 October
16:38
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 23 October Successful
Apogee: 114 kilometres (71 mi)
25 October
15:00
United StatesAtlas SLV-3 Agena-D United StatesCape Canaveral LC-14 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesGATV 5002 US Air Force Intended: Low Earth Docking target +375 seconds Launch failure
Agena exploded 375 seconds after launch
25 October FranceVesta AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
LRBA Suborbital Test flight 25 October Successful
Apogee: 105 kilometres (65 mi)
26 October
12:03
Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
26 October Successful
Apogee: 170 kilometres (110 mi)
26 October
15:25
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Solar 26 October Successful
Apogee: 195 kilometres (121 mi)
27 October
23:48
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 27 October Successful
Apogee: 118 kilometres (73 mi)
27 October
23:48
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesPoint Barrow United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 27 October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
28 October
00:10
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 28 October Successful
Apogee: 117 kilometres (73 mi)
28 October
06:55
FranceVeronique AGI AlgeriaHammaguira Blandine FranceCNES
BREI Suborbital Ionospheric 28 October Successful
Apogee: 210 kilometres (130 mi)
28 October
08:24
Soviet UnionVoskhod Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 94 (Zenit-4) Low Earth Optical imaging 5 November Successful
28 October
18:01:50
United StatesHydra-Iris United StatesUSNS Wheeling, PO-1 United StatesUS Navy
LRL Suborbital XR astronomy 28 October Successful
Apogee: 194 kilometres (121 mi)
28 October
21:17:12
United StatesThrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United StatesVandenberg PALC-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 2155 (KH-4A #1026) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 17 November Successful
United StatesSRV 701 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return October/November Successful
United StatesSRV 702 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return November Successful
29 October
11:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNRL
NRL Suborbital IR Astronomy 29 October Successful
Apogee: 205 kilometres (127 mi)
29 October Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-33 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 29 October Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
October United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Target October Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
October United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesGilson Butte United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
October United StatesMGM-31 Pershing I United StatesGilson Butte United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
October Soviet UnionRT-1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test October Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)

November[edit]

2 November
12:27:59
Soviet UnionUR-500 (Proton) Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 81/23 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionProton 2 (N-4 #2) Low Earth Physics 6 February 1966 Successful
2 November
20:00
United StatesExos United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 2 November Successful
Apogee: 686 kilometres (426 mi)
2 November
23:35:00
United StatesSparrow-Arcas United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
2 November Successful
Apogee: 134 kilometres (83 mi)
2 November Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-31 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 2 November Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
3 November
09:17
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 3 November Successful
Apogee: 137 kilometres (85 mi)
3 November
19:00
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Solar 3 November Successful
Apogee: 210 kilometres (130 mi)
3 November Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 3 November Launch failure
4 November
05:31
Soviet UnionKosmos-2M Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Site 86/1 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 95 (DS-U2-V #2) Low Earth Technology 18 January 1966 Successful
4 November Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/3 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 4 November Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
5 November Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 5 November Launch failure
5 November United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS James Madison, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 5 November Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
5 November United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS James Madison, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 5 November Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
5 November United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS James Madison, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 5 November Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
5 November United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS James Madison, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 5 November Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
5 November United StatesAthena RTV United StatesGreen River Pad 1 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 5 November Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
6 November
18:38:42
United StatesDelta E United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesNASA
United StatesExplorer 29 (GEOS-1/GEOS-A) NASA Medium Earth Geodesy In orbit Successful
Ceased operations on 17 December 1967, Maiden flight of Delta E
8 November
05:05
JapanKappa 10 JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
ISAS Suborbital Ionospheric 8 November Successful
Apogee: 228 kilometres (142 mi)
8 November
19:26
United StatesAtlas SLV-3 Agena-D United StatesVandenberg PALC-2-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 8293 (KH-7 #23/AFP-206) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 11 November Successful
United StatesOPS 6232 (AURORAL) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth 9 November Successful
9 November
09:58
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 9 November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
9 November
18:40:00
United StatesNike-Apache CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
Michigan Suborbital Aeronomy 9 November Successful
Apogee: 144 kilometres (89 mi)
9 November
19:00
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Solar 9 November Successful
Apogee: 238 kilometres (148 mi)
9 November
19:16
United StatesNike-Tomahawk CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 9 November Successful
Apogee: 328 kilometres (204 mi)
9 November United StatesHonest John-Nike-Hydac United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 9 November Successful
Apogee: 521 kilometres (324 mi)
9 November United StatesLGM-30F Minuteman II United StatesVandenberg LF-21 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 9 November Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
10 November
02:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital IR Astronomy 10 November Successful
Apogee: 180 kilometres (110 mi)
10 November
06:30
United StatesNike-Apache CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
Michigan Suborbital Aeronomy 10 November Launch failure
Apogee: 2 kilometres (1.2 mi)
10 November
07:00
United StatesNike-Tomahawk CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 10 November Successful
Apogee: 328 kilometres (204 mi)
11 November
04:10
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 11 November Successful
Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi)
11 November
04:15:00
United StatesSparrow-Arcas United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
11 November Successful
Apogee: 137 kilometres (85 mi)
12 November
05:02
Soviet UnionMolniya-M Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionVenera 2 Heliocentric Venus flyby In orbit Spacecraft failure
Overheated during flyby and failed to reestablish communications with Earth afterwards
12 November
22:28:14
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A1 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-29A United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 12 November Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
12 November United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
Sandia Suborbital Aeronomy 12 November Successful
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
12 November Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 12 November Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
14 November Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-32 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 14 November Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
15 November
20:03
CanadaMartlet 3 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Test flight 15 November Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
16 November
14:19
Soviet UnionMolniya-M Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionVenera 3 Heliocentric Venus lander 1 March 1966 Spacecraft failure
Overheated shortly before entering the atmosphere of Venus, resulting in the failure of the spacecraft's communications system. Spacecraft landed, becoming the first man-made object to reach the surface of another planet, but did not return any data.
16 November
16:00
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
ARC Suborbital Meteorite research 16 November Successful
Apogee: 144 kilometres (89 mi)
16 November
17:18
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Test flight 16 November Successful
Apogee: 110 kilometres (68 mi)
16 November
18:22
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
16 November Successful
Apogee: 114 kilometres (71 mi)
16 November
22:15:00
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 16 November
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
16 November
22:15
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Ionospheric 16 November Successful
Apogee: 119 kilometres (74 mi)
16 November
23:00
United StatesHonest John-Nike-Nike United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
NASA Suborbital Aeronomy 16 November Successful
Apogee: 183 kilometres (114 mi)
17 November
04:25
United StatesNike-Apache CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
Fairbanks Suborbital Auroral 17 November Successful
Apogee: 178 kilometres (111 mi)
17 November
22:15
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Aeronomy 17 November Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi)
17 November
23:34
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Aeronomy 17 November Successful
Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi)
17 November
23:36
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 17 November Successful
Apogee: 155 kilometres (96 mi)
18 November
00:38
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Launch failure
Apogee: 71 kilometres (44 mi)
18 November
02:20:00
United StatesSparrow-Arcas United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
18 November
03:15
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Successful
Apogee: 123 kilometres (76 mi)
18 November
04:45
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Successful
Apogee: 126 kilometres (78 mi)
18 November
05:20:00
United StatesSparrow-Arcas United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
18 November
05:20
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Successful
Apogee: 116 kilometres (72 mi)
18 November
05:20
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Successful
Apogee: 107 kilometres (66 mi)
18 November
05:58
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Launch failure
Apogee: 32 kilometres (20 mi)
18 November
07:30
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Successful
Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi)
18 November
08:01:00
United StatesSparrow-Arcas United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
18 November Successful
Apogee: 137 kilometres (85 mi)
18 November
09:08
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Successful
Apogee: 119 kilometres (74 mi)
18 November
11:21
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Successful
Apogee: 155 kilometres (96 mi)
18 November
14:31
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesNASA
DUD Suborbital Meteorite research 18 November Successful
Apogee: 149 kilometres (93 mi)
18 November
17:45
FranceCentaure 1 AlgeriaHammaguira Bou Hammadi FranceCNES
MPE Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Successful
Apogee: 170 kilometres (110 mi)
18 November United StatesNike-Javelin United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 18 November Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
19 November
04:48:27
United StatesScout X-4 United StatesWallops Island LA-3A United StatesNASA
United StatesExplorer 30 (SR-8/SE-A) NASA/NRL Low Earth Solar 20 November 1967 Successful
19 November
04:54
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
UCL/QUB Suborbital Ionospheric
Solar
19 November Successful
Apogee: 138 kilometres (86 mi)
19 November
17:45
FranceCentaure 1 AlgeriaHammaguira Bou Hammadi FranceCNES
MPE Suborbital Aeronomy 19 November Successful
Apogee: 190 kilometres (120 mi)
20 November
00:37:53
United StatesNike-Apache NorwayAndøya NorwayNDRE
NASA Suborbital Ionospheric 20 November Successful
Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi)
20 November
05:20
United StatesNike-Apache CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
Fairbanks Suborbital Auroral 20 November Successful
Apogee: 175 kilometres (109 mi)
20 November
08:28
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesKPNO
KPNO Suborbital UV Astronomy 20 November Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
20 November
16:00
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Test flight 20 November Successful
Apogee: 104 kilometres (65 mi)
20 November
17:53
FranceDragon AlgeriaHammaguira Bou Hammadi FranceCNES
MPE Suborbital Aeronomy 20 November Successful
Apogee: 404 kilometres (251 mi)
20 November
20:47
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Aeronomy 20 November Launch failure
Apogee: 58 kilometres (36 mi)
21 November
16:10
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados CanadaUnited StatesDND/DoD
DND/DoD Suborbital Test flight 21 November Successful
Apogee: 128 kilometres (80 mi)
22 November
06:35
JapanLS-A JapanNiijima FranceSTA
STA Suborbital Test flight 22 November Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
22 November
22:15
United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
NASA Suborbital XR astronomy 22 November Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
22 November
23:09
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados United StatesUS Air Force
US Army Suborbital Aeronomy 22 November Successful
Apogee: 142 kilometres (88 mi)
22 November
23:30
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados United StatesUS Air Force
US Army Suborbital Aeronomy 22 November Successful
Apogee: 133 kilometres (83 mi)
22 November United StatesAthena RTV United StatesGreen River Pad 3 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 22 November Launch failure
22 November United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
Sandia Suborbital Aeronomy 22 November Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
22 November United StatesNike-Tomahawk United StatesBarking Sands United StatesSandia
Sandia Suborbital Aeronomy 22 November Launch failure
Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)
23 November
00:30:00
United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 23 November
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
23 November
00:55
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados United StatesUS Air Force
US Army Suborbital Aeronomy 23 November Launch failure
Apogee: 31 kilometres (19 mi)
23 November
02:59
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados United StatesUS Air Force
US Army Suborbital Aeronomy 23 November Successful
Apogee: 135 kilometres (84 mi)
23 November
03:21
Soviet UnionMolniya-M Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 96 (Venera 3MV-4 #6) Intended: Heliocentric
Achieved: Low Earth
Venus flyby 9 December Launch failure
Block I engine exploded following fuel line rupture
23 November
05:31
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados United StatesUS Air Force
US Army Suborbital Aeronomy 23 November Successful
Apogee: 133 kilometres (83 mi)
23 November
07:28
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados United StatesUS Air Force
US Army Suborbital Aeronomy 23 November Successful
Apogee: 143 kilometres (89 mi)
23 November
09:16
CanadaMartlet 2 BarbadosBarbados United StatesUS Air Force
US Army Suborbital Aeronomy 23 November Successful
Apogee: 141 kilometres (88 mi)
24 November
04:04
United StatesNike-Apache CanadaFort Churchill United StatesNASA
Fairbanks Suborbital Auroral 24 November Successful
Apogee: 175 kilometres (109 mi)
24 November
15:37
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Rice Suborbital Plasma research 24 November Successful
Apogee: 169 kilometres (105 mi)
25 November
04:40
FranceCentaure 1 ArgentinaCELPA ArgentinaCNIE
Zaragoza Suborbital Aeronomy 25 November Successful
Apogee: 175 kilometres (109 mi)
25 November
08:24
FranceCentaure 1 ArgentinaCELPA ArgentinaCNIE
Zaragoza Suborbital Aeronomy 25 November Successful
Apogee: 175 kilometres (109 mi)
25 November
13:20
United KingdomBlack Knight 301 AustraliaWoomera LA-5 United KingdomRAE
RAE Suborbital REV Test 25 November Successful
Apogee: 632 kilometres (393 mi)
26 November
08:24
FranceCentaure 1 ArgentinaCELPA ArgentinaCNIE
Zaragoza Suborbital Aeronomy 26 November Successful
Apogee: 175 kilometres (109 mi)
26 November
12:14
Soviet UnionKosmos-2M Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Site 86/1 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 97 (DS-U2-M #1) Low Earth Technology 2 April 1967 Successful
26 November
14:47:21
FranceDiamant A AlgeriaHammaguira Brigitte FranceArmée de Terre
FranceAsterix (A-1) Armée de Terre Low Earth Technology In orbit Successful
First French orbital launch and satellite.
27 November
08:24
Soviet UnionVostok-2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 98 (Zenit-2 #31) Low Earth Optical imaging 5 December Successful
27 November
10:00:50
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesVandenberg LC-395D United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 27 November Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
27 November Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-33 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 27 November Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
29 November
04:48:47
United StatesThor SLV-2 Agena-B United StatesVandenberg LC-75-1-1 United StatesUS Air Force
CanadaAlouette 2 DRTE Medium Earth Ionospheric In orbit Successful
United StatesExplorer 31 (DME-A/ISIS-X) NASA Medium Earth Ionospheric In orbit Successful
Final flight of Thor SLV-2 Agena-B, Alouette 2 ceased operations on 29 November 1975, Explorer stopped responding to ground commands on 15 January 1971
29 November
14:30:13
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg ABRES-A-1 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 29 November Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
30 November
07:48
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital UV Astronomy 30 November Successful
Apogee: 179 kilometres (111 mi)
30 November
14:44:33
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesVandenberg LC-395B United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 30 November Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
30 November Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 30 November Launch failure
November Soviet UnionRT-1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test November Launch failure
Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
November United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Army
US Army Suborbital Target November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
November United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Target November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
November United StatesNike-Javelin United StatesWhite Sands United StatesDASA
DASA Suborbital Aeronomy November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
November United StatesNike-Javelin United StatesWhite Sands United StatesDASA
DASA Suborbital Aeronomy November Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)

December[edit]

2 December
17:30
United StatesAerobee-150 (Hi) United StatesWhite Sands LC-35 United StatesNASA
NASA Suborbital Solar 2 December Successful
Apogee: 185 kilometres (115 mi)
3 December
10:46:14
Soviet UnionMolniya Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionLuna 8 Highly elliptical Lunar lander 6 December
21:51:30
Spacecraft failure
Retrorockets fired too late, spacecraft crashed on landing. Final flight of Molniya rocket.
4 December
19:30:04
United StatesTitan II GLV United StatesCape Canaveral LC-19 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesGemini VII NASA Low Earth Technology/Biological/Target 18 December
14:05:04
Successful
Carried two astronauts, set endurance record for manned spaceflight, used as a rendezvous target by Gemini VIA, first rendezvous between two spacecraft in orbit
6 December
10:24
United StatesHAD AustraliaWoomera LA-2 AustraliaWRE
WRE Suborbital Aeronomy 6 December Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
6 December
19:25:41
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640), ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 6 December Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi), launch observed from orbit by Gemini VII
6 December
21:05:47
United StatesScout X-4 United StatesVandenberg PALC-D United StatesUS Air Force
FranceFR-1 CNES Low Earth Ionospheric In orbit Successful
Final flight of Scout X-4
6 December United StatesAthena RTV United StatesGreen River Pad 3 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 6 December Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
7 December
02:28
United StatesThor DSV-2J United StatesJohnston LE-2 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital ABM test 7 December Successful
Apogee: 487 kilometres (303 mi)
7 December
03:53
FranceCentaure 1 ItalySalto di Quirra EuropeESRO
ESRO Suborbital Aeronomy 7 December Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
7 December Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-32 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 7 December Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
8 December
13:21
CanadaBlack Brant III United StatesEglin United StatesNRL
NRL Suborbital Aeronomy 8 December Successful
Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
9 December
20:33
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 9 December Successful
Apogee: 139 kilometres (86 mi)
9 December
21:10:19
United StatesThrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-5 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 7249 (KH-4A #1027) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 26 December Partial spacecraft failure
United StatesSRV 648 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return 12 December Successful
United StatesSRV 655 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return 26 December Successful
Ceased operations after two days due to attitude control problems
10 December
05:00
United StatesNike-Cajun CanadaFort Churchill United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 10 December Successful
Apogee: 141 kilometres (88 mi)
10 December
08:09
Soviet UnionVostok-2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 99 (Zenit-2 #32) Low Earth Optical imaging 18 December Successful
10 December United StatesAthena RTV United StatesGreen River Pad 1 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 10 December Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
11 December
04:05
FranceCentaure 1 ItalySalto di Quirra EuropeESRO
ESRO Suborbital Aeronomy 11 December Successful
Apogee: 159 kilometres (99 mi)
11 December
18:55
United StatesNike-Apache CanadaFort Churchill United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 11 December Successful
Apogee: 155 kilometres (96 mi)
11 December United StatesNike-Javelin United StatesEglin United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy 11 December Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
12 December
04:51
United StatesNike-Apache CanadaFort Churchill United StatesUS Air Force
AFCRL Suborbital Aeronomy 12 December Successful
Apogee: 155 kilometres (96 mi)
13 December
06:20
JapanKappa-9M JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
Osaka Suborbital Aeronomy
Ionospheric
13 December Successful
Apogee: 318 kilometres (198 mi)
13 December
10:08
United KingdomSkylark-7C AustraliaWoomera LA-2 United KingdomAustraliaRAE/WRE
UCL/QUB Suborbital Ionospheric
Solar
13 December Successful
Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi)
14 December
12:49
FranceCentaure 1 ItalySalto di Quirra EuropeESRO
UCL Suborbital Solar 14 December Successful
Apogee: 159 kilometres (99 mi)
14 December
17:20
United StatesUGM-133A Minuteman IA United StatesVandenberg LF-04 United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 14 December Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
14 December Soviet UnionR-7A Semyorka Soviet UnionPlesetsk Site 41/1 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 14 December Successful
Apogee: 1,350 kilometres (840 mi)
15 December
13:37:25
United StatesTitan II GLV United StatesCape Canaveral LC-19 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesGemini VIA NASA Low Earth Technology 16 December
15:28:50
Successful
Carried two astronauts, rendezvoused with Gemini VII, first rendezvous between two spacecraft in orbit
15 December
17:00:00
United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
Urbana-Champaign Suborbital Ionospheric 15 December Successful
Apogee: 184 kilometres (114 mi)
15 December
19:19
United StatesNike-Apache BrazilBarreira do Inferno United StatesNASA
NASA/INPE Suborbital Ionospheric 15 December Successful
Apogee: 185 kilometres (115 mi)
16 December
07:31:21
United StatesDelta E United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United StatesNASA
United StatesPioneer 6 (Pioneer A) NASA Heliocentric Scientific In orbit Successful
Ceased operations but still online at time of most recent attempt to contact it in December 2000, oldest spacecraft known to be active
16 December Soviet UnionR-36O Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 67/21 Soviet UnionRVSN
Soviet UnionOGCh #01L RVSN Suborbital Missile test 16 December Successful
Maiden flight of R-36O, apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
16 December United StatesLGM-30F Minuteman II United StatesVandenberg LF-24 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 16 December Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
16 December FranceCentaure 1 AlgeriaHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
GRI Suborbital Ionospheric 16 December Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
16 December FranceCentaure 1 AlgeriaHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
GRI Suborbital Ionospheric 16 December Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
16 December FranceCentaure 1 AlgeriaHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
CNRS Suborbital Aeronomy 16 December Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
17 December
02:24
Soviet UnionVostok-2M Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 100 (Meteor #3) Low Earth Weather 15 February 2002 Successful
18 December
04:59
United StatesNike-Apache BrazilBarreira do Inferno United StatesNASA
NASA/INPE Suborbital Ionospheric 18 December Successful
Apogee: 188 kilometres (117 mi)
18 December
06:00
JapanKappa-9M JapanKagoshima JapanISAS
Nagasaki Suborbital Ionospheric 18 December Successful
Apogee: 316 kilometres (196 mi)
19 December Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 19 December Launch failure
20 December
13:39:56
United StatesSM-65D Atlas United StatesVandenberg ABRES-B-2 United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital REV Test 20 December Successful
Apogee: 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)
20 December
16:33:03
United StatesUGM-27 Polaris A3 United StatesUSS Benjamin Franklin, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 20 December Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
20 December FranceCentaure 1 AlgeriaHammaguira Bacchus FranceCNES
GRI Suborbital Ionospheric 20 December Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
21 December
06:14
Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Site 86/1 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 101 (DS-P1-Yu #4) Low Earth 12 July 1966 Successful
21 December
14:00:01
United StatesTitan IIIC United StatesCape Canaveral LC-41 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOV2-3 US Air Force Intended: Geosynchronous
Achieved: Transfer
Technology 17 August 1975 Launch failure
United StatesLES-3 Lincoln Intended: Geosynchronous
Achieved: Transfer
Technology 6 April 1968 Partial launch failure
United StatesLES-4 Lincoln Intended: Geosynchronous
Achieved: Transfer
Technology 1 August 1977
United StatesOSCAR 4 Intended: Geosynchronous
Achieved: Transfer
Amateur radio 12 April 1976
Upper stage failed to separate
21 December Soviet UnionR-7A Semyorka Soviet UnionPlesetsk Site 43/3 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 21 December Successful
Apogee: 1,350 kilometres (840 mi)
22 December
04:33:04
United StatesScout A United StatesVandenberg PALC-D United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 1509 (Transit O-6/NNS 30060) US Navy Low Earth Navigation In orbit Partial spacecraft failure
Maiden flight of Scout A, satellite failed within eleven months of launch due to poor construction
22 December
14:10:45
United StatesLGM-25C Titan II United StatesVandenberg LC-395C United StatesStrategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command Suborbital Missile test 22 December Successful
Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
23 December FranceJericho FranceCERES FranceDassault
Dassault Suborbital Missile test 23 December Launch failure
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
23 December Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/4 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 23 December Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
24 December
21:06:15
United StatesThrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United StatesVandenberg LC-75-3-4 United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesOPS 4639 (KH-4A #1028) US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Optical imaging 20 January 1966 Successful
United StatesSRV 703 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return December Successful
United StatesSRV 704 US Air Force/NRO Low Earth Film return December/January 1966 Successful
25 December Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/3 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 25 December Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
25 December Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-33 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 25 December Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
25 December Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-32 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 25 December Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
26 December Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/3 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 26 December Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
26 December Soviet UnionR-36 Soviet UnionBaikonur PU-31 Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 26 December Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
27 December
22:19
Soviet UnionSoyuz/Vostok Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 31/6 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 102 (US-A) Low Earth Technology 13 January 1966 Successful
Prototype satellite, maiden flight of Soyuz/Vostok
28 December
12:30
Soviet UnionKosmos-1 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 41/15 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKosmos 103 (Strela-2) Low Earth Communication 2 January 1990 Successful
Final flight of Kosmos-1
28 December Soviet UnionKosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Site 86/1 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionDS-K-40 #1 Intended: Low Earth Technology 28 December Launch failure
First stage malfunctioned, failed to achieve orbit
30 December Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 30 December Launch failure
December Soviet UnionA-350Zh Soviet UnionSary Shagan Site 6 Soviet UnionPRO
PRO Suborbital Missile test December Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
December United StatesNike-Apache United StatesWhite Sands United StatesUS Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Target December Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
December Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionPlesetsk Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test December Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
December Soviet UnionR-16U Soviet UnionPlesetsk Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test December Successful
Apogee: 1,210 kilometres (750 mi)
Unknown United StatesNike-Cajun United StatesTonopah United StatesSandia
Sandia Suborbital Technology Unknown Launch failure
Apogee: 2 kilometres (1.2 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionMR-12 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionAN
AN Suborbital Aeronomy Unknown Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionR-27 Zyb Soviet UnionNenoksa Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 620 kilometres (390 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionR-9 Desna Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,160 kilometres (720 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionRT-15 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionRT-15 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionRT-1 Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
Unknown FranceBerenice FranceCERES FranceONERA
ONERA Suborbital REV Test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionUR-100 Soviet UnionBaikonur Soviet UnionRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Unknown Soviet UnionR-17 Elbrus Soviet UnionKapustin Yar Soviet UnionMVS
MVS Suborbital Missile test Unknown Successful
Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)

References[edit]

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Footnotes[edit]