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1945 - Nation: USA.
1961 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn C-4, Saturn C-5, Saturn V, Nova 8L, Nova 7S.
1961 - - 12:30 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Complex: Mayak-2. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1. FAILURE: Second stage failed 354 seconds after launch.
1962 - Nation: USA.
1963 - - 09:30 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17B. Launch Vehicle: Delta B. LV Configuration: Thor Delta B s/n 371 / Delta s/n 22.
1963 - - 21:45 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-1-2. Launch Vehicle: TA Thor Agena D. LV Configuration: Thor 2C s/n 398 / Agena D s/n 1168.
1964 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Blue Scout Junior. LV Configuration: Blue Scout Junior SLV-1B-m.
1964 - - 09:00 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17A. Launch Vehicle: Delta C. LV Configuration: Thor Delta C s/n 393 / Delta s/n 27.
1964 - - 19:08 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-1-1. Launch Vehicle: TA Thor Agena D. LV Configuration: Thor 2C s/n 425 / Agena D SS-01A s/n 2355.
1965 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC41. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3C. LV Configuration: Titan 3C s/n 3C-8.
1965 - Nation: USA.
1965 - - 06:14 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Complex: LC86/1. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1.
1965 - - 14:00 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC41. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3C. LV Configuration: Titan 3C s/n 3C-8.
1966 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: SLV-3 Atlas. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3 - No Agena.
1966 - - 10:17 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. LV Configuration: Molniya 8K78M s/n N103-45.
1966 - - 13:12 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Complex: LC86/1. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1.
1968 - - 07:51 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC39A. Launch Vehicle: Saturn V. LV Configuration: Saturn V s/n SA-503.
1971 - Nation: USSR.
1972 - Nation: USSR.
1972 - Nation: USA.
1972 - - 01:55 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC132. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n Yu149-43.
1972 - - 17:45 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC4W. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3B. LV Configuration: Titan 24B s/n 3B-40 (24B-6) / Agena D.
1973 - - 12:28 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1974 - - 02:24 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M.
1977 - - 10:33 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC90. Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 2.
1981 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Vertikal.
1982 - - 02:38 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W. Launch Vehicle: Atlas E. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 60E / Star-37S-ISS.
1983 - - 06:08 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC41/1. Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. LV Configuration: Molniya 8K78M / ML.
1984 - - 09:13 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC200P. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S824M. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 325-02 / 11S824M s/n 12L.
1987 - - 11:18 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U2.
1990 - - 06:28 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U2.
1992 - - 11:21 GMT. Nation: Australia. Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Complex: LC2. Launch Vehicle: CZ-2E. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2E s/n CZ2E-3. FAILURE: Shortcomings in the guidance system lead to the vehicle not anticipating the true effects of hoizontal wind-shear once the mountains surrounding the launch site were cleared. This caused the nose fairing to collapse 45 seconds after launch.
1997 - - 00:16 GMT. Nation: International. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42L. LV Configuration: Ariane 42L s/n V104.
1999 - - 07:12 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: 576E. Launch Vehicle: Taurus. LV Configuration: Taurus s/n T4.
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