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astronautix.com Chronology - 1959 - Quarter 3
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- 1959 July - Nation: USA.
- 1959 July - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 1 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Jupiter.
- 1959 Jul 1 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn C-3BN, Saturn C-5N, Saturn I RIFT.
- 1959 Jul 1 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 July 1-2 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 2 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 2 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-2.
- 1959 Jul 3 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: RT-1.
- 1959 Jul 3 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 1. LV Configuration: Titan 1 B-3. FAILURE: Exploded during static testing.
- 1959 Jul 7 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Argo.
- 1959 Jul 8 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Juno II.
- 1959 Jul 9 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 9 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-15.
- 1959 Jul 10 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-2.
- 1959 Jul 14 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-2.
- 1959 Jul 15 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-7A 8K74.
- 1959 Jul 16 - - 17:37 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC05. Launch Vehicle: Juno II. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-16. FAILURE: Control lost after 5.5 sec. Destroyed by range safety.
- 1959 Jul 17 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 18 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: R-7 8K71. LV Configuration: 8K71.
- 1959 Jul 20 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 20 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 21 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Atlas C. LV Configuration: Atlas 8C.
- 1959 Jul 21 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC26A. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n CC-2003. FAILURE: Control system malfunction during re-entry at 380 sec.
- 1959 Jul 22 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 22 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 23 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 24 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Thor.
- 1959 Jul 28 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 11D.
- 1959 Jul 28 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 30 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Jul 30 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: R-7 8K71. LV Configuration: 8K71.
- 1959 Aug 1 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn V.
- 1959 Aug 3 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Thor. LV Configuration: Thor 175.
- 1959 Aug 4 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC26A. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n CC-2004. FAILURE: Pre-launch tanking error caused early cut-off by fuel depletion.
- 1959 Aug 6 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Aug 7 - - 14:23 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17A. Launch Vehicle: Thor Able. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 134 / Able 3.
- 1959 Aug 11 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 14D.
- 1959 Aug 12 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Aug 13 - - 19:00 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 192 / Agena A s/n 1029.
- 1959 Aug 14 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Aug 14 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: R-7 8K71. LV Configuration: 8K71.
- 1959 Aug 14 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Thor. LV Configuration: Thor 190. FAILURE: Early fuel depletion.
- 1959 Aug 15 - - 00:31 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC26B. Launch Vehicle: Juno II. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-19B. FAILURE: First stage shut down too early; no attitude control for upper stages.
- 1959 Aug 15 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Aug 15 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Aug 17 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: NIKE-ASP.
- 1959 Aug 18 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Aug 19 - - 19:24 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 200 / Agena A s/n 1028.
- 1959 Aug 19 - Nation: Canada.
- 1959 Aug 19 - - 19:24 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 200 / Agena A s/n 1028.
- 1959 Aug 21 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Aug 24 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC12. Launch Vehicle: Atlas C. LV Configuration: Atlas 11C.
- 1959 Aug 26 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Aug 26 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-19.
- 1959 Aug 31 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Sep 1 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas D.
- 1959 Sep 1 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Sep 1 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 September - Nation: USA.
- 1959 September - Nation: Russia.
- 1959 Sep 2 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Little Joe.
- 1959 Sep 9 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D.
- 1959 Sep 9 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 12D.
- 1959 Sep 9 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC14. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas D Mercury s/n 10D.
- 1959 September 10-11 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Sep 12 - - 06:39 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Luna 8K72. LV Configuration: Luna 8K72 s/n I1-7B.
- 1959 Sep 15 - Nation: China.
- 1959 Sep 15 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-23. FAILURE: The flight was erratic at lift-off and the missile destroyed itself after 13 seconds, just before command destruct. Failure of a silver soldered connection joint to the pressure sphere caused destruction of the missile.
- 1959 Sep 15 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1A.
- 1959 Sep 16 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 17D. FAILURE: Hydraulics Failure.
- 1959 September 16-18 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3C.
- 1959 Sep 17 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Thor. LV Configuration: Thor 228.
- 1959 Sep 17 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17A. Launch Vehicle: Thor Able. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 136 / Able 2. FAILURE: Third stage failed.
- 1959 Sep 17 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 2 Flight 1.
- 1959 Sep 18 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: R-7 8K71. LV Configuration: 8K71.
- 1959 Sep 18 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: ALA3. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n CC-1018.
- 1959 Sep 18 - - 05:20 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC18A. Launch Vehicle: Vanguard. LV Configuration: Vanguard/X-248 s/n SLV-7.
- 1959 Sep 21 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Sep 28 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Sep 28 - Nation: USA.
- 1959 Sep 30 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: R-14.
- 1959 Sep 30 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-24.
- 1959 Sep 30 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: R-7 8K71. FAILURE: Failure.
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