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- 1959 April 1-8 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 April - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 1 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-7A 8K74.
- 1959 Apr 1 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 April 2-5 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 2 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 April 2-16 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 2 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 5 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n CM-22A.
- 1959 Apr 7 - Nation: Russia. Launch Vehicle: RS.
- 1959 Apr 8 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able. LV Configuration: Thor-DM18 / Able-2.
- 1959 April 9-10 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 9 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 10 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 12 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 12 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 13 - - 21:18 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 170 / Agena A s/n 1018.
- 1959 Apr 13 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 13 - - 21:18 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 170 / Agena A s/n 1018.
- 1959 Apr 14 - - 02:49 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC18A. Launch Vehicle: Vanguard. LV Configuration: Vanguard s/n SLV-5. FAILURE: Failure.
- 1959 Apr 14 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 3D. FAILURE: Propellant Feed Failure.
- 1959 Apr 14 - Nation: Slovakia.
- 1959 Apr 14 - - 02:49 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC18A. Launch Vehicle: Vanguard. LV Configuration: Vanguard s/n SLV-5. FAILURE: Second stage damaged at separation.
- 1959 Apr 15 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn A-1.
- 1959 Apr 16 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 16 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 16 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor. LV Configuration: Thor 161.
- 1959 Apr 19 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Burya. LV Configuration: Burya s/n 2-05.
- 1959 Apr 20 - Nation: Canada.
- 1959 Apr 22 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 23 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor.
- 1959 Apr 24 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 24 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 27 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 27 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 27 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Apr 28 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Delta A.
- 1959 May 1 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 1 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn I.
- 1959 May 3 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn I.
- 1959 May 4 - Nation: Italy.
- 1959 May 4 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 1. LV Configuration: Titan 1 A-6.
- 1959 May 6 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 6 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-12.
- 1959 May 6 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 7 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 9 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Atlas Vega.
- 1959 May 9 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: R-7 8K71. LV Configuration: 8K71.
- 1959 May 10 - Nation: Russia. Launch Vehicle: R-5M.
- 1959 May 12 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: ALA3. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n CC-1013. FAILURE: Known initial laying error of approximately 26 min.
- 1959 May 13 - Nation: USSR.
- 1959 May 13 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-9, R-16.
- 1959 May 14 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-17.
- 1959 May 15 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 1. LV Configuration: Titan 1 B-4. FAILURE: Exploded during static testing.
- 1959 May 17 - Nation: Russia.
- 1959 May 17 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 18 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC14. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 7D. FAILURE: Launcher System Failure.
- 1959 May 20 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able. LV Configuration: Thor-DM18 / Able-2.
- 1959 May 21 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 22 - Nation: USSR.
- 1959 May 22 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 22 - Nation: Russia.
- 1959 May 25-26 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn C-2, Nova 4L, Saturn C-3BN, Saturn C-5N.
- 1959 May 25-26 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 26 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn I.
- 1959 May 27 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 28 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 28 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 May 28 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-18.
- 1959 May 31 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: R-7 8K71. LV Configuration: 8K71.
- 1959 June - Nation: USA.
- 1959 June - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 3 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn I.
- 1959 Jun 3 - - 20:09 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 174 / Agena A s/n 1020. FAILURE: Agena-A failed.
- 1959 Jun 4 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 4 - Nation: USSR.
- 1959 Jun 4 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 5 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Saturn I.
- 1959 Jun 6 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 5D. FAILURE: Propellant Feed Failure.
- 1959 Jun 6 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Juno II.
- 1959 Jun 8 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 8 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 8 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 8 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 1 Flight 1.
- 1959 Jun 9 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: R-7 8K71. LV Configuration: 8K71.
- 1959 Jun 11 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able. LV Configuration: Thor-DM18 / Able-2.
- 1959 June 14-27 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 16 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Thor. LV Configuration: Thor 191. FAILURE: Autopilot error.
- 1959 Jun 18 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 18 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Luna 8K72. LV Configuration: Luna 8K72 s/n I1-7. FAILURE: Inertial system failed at 153 seconds after launch. Vehicle destroyed by range safety.
- 1959 Jun 18 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn I.
- 1959 Jun 20 - Nation: China.
- 1959 Summer - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 22 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 22 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-2.
- 1959 Jun 22 - - 20:16 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC18A. Launch Vehicle: Vanguard. LV Configuration: Vanguard s/n SLV-6. FAILURE: Failure - unknown cause.
- 1959 Jun 24 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Redstone Mercury.
- 1959 Jun 25 - - 22:47 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 179 / Agena A s/n 1023. FAILURE: Agena-A failed.
- 1959 June 25-26 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn C-2.
- 1959 Jun 25 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 June 25-26 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 June 25-26 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 June 25-26 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jun 25 - - 22:47 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 179 / Agena A s/n 1023. FAILURE: Failure.
- 1959 June 25-26 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 June 25-26 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn V.
- 1959 Jun 28 - Nation: USA.
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