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1938 - Nation: USA.
1946 - Nation: Russia.
1954 - Nation: Italy.
1956 - Nation: Russia. Launch Vehicle: R-5M.
1958 - Nation: Russia.
1958 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Luna 8K72. LV Configuration: Luna 8K72 B1-3.
1959 - Nation: USA.
1960 - - 19:57 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 237 / Agena A s/n 1056.
1960 - - 19:58 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17B. Launch Vehicle: Thor Able-Star. LV Configuration: Thor Ablestar s/n 262 AB004?. FAILURE: Exploded 2.5 minutes after launch.
1961 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Redstone Mercury.
1962 - - 15:00 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Complex: Mayak-2. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1.
1964 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-4. LV Configuration: Scout X-4A.
1964 - - 09:21 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC41. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 65S3.
1965 - Nation: USSR.
1965 - Nation: USA.
1965 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 2.
1965 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 2.
1966 - - 02:25 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC5. Launch Vehicle: Scout A. LV Configuration: Scout A s/n S149C.
1967 - - 19:46 GMT. Nation: Australia. Launch Site: Woomera . Launch Complex: LA8. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n CC-2039/SV-6.
1970 - - 14:45 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC4W. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3B. LV Configuration: Titan 3B s/n 3B-28 / Agena D.
1972 - - 10:04 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1976 - - 09:30 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC133/1. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63.
1981 - - 09:36 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1985 - - 23:31 GMT. Nation: Japan. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M. Launch Vehicle: Mu-3S. LV Configuration: Mu-3S-II s/n M-3S2-2.
1987 - - 02:38 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC32. Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 3.
1988 -
1988 - - 19:52 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC200P. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 333-02 / 11S861 s/n 15L.
1989 - - 06:00 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17A. Launch Vehicle: Delta 6925. LV Configuration: Delta 6925 / Delta s/n 186.
1996 - - 10:27 GMT. Nation: China. Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: CZ-3. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 3 s/n CZ3-11.
1999 - - 18:00 GMT. Nation: Russia. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC43/3. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
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