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1948 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards .
1955 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Vehicle: Viking.
1959 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11. Launch Vehicle: Atlas B. LV Configuration: Atlas 11B.
1960 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-30.
1960 - - 18:51 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena A. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 218 / Agena A s/n 1052. FAILURE: Failed to achieve orbit.Thor cut off too early.
1961 - - 01:18 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78. LV Configuration: Molniya 8K78 s/n L1-6. FAILURE: At T+531 sec, the fourth vernier chamber of Stage 3's 8D715K engine exploded because the LOX cut-off valve had not closed as scheduled and LOX flowed into the hot chamber.
1967 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S824.
1970 - - 02:49 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC2E. Launch Vehicle: LT Thor Agena D. LV Configuration: Thorad 2L s/n 534 / Agena D (TA12).
1971 - Nation: USA.
1976 - Nation: Japan. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M. Launch Vehicle: Mu-3S. LV Configuration: Mu-3C s/n M-3C-3. FAILURE: Failure - unknown cause.
1978 - - 07:00 GMT. Nation: Japan. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M. Launch Vehicle: Mu-3S. LV Configuration: Mu-3H s/n M-3H-2.
1983 - - 08:37 GMT. Nation: Japan. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Complex: O. Launch Vehicle: N-2. LV Configuration: N-2 s/n N-10(F).
1986 - - 11:16 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1990 - - 12:28 GMT. Nation: China. Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: CZ-3. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 3 s/n CZ3-6.
1994 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1998 - - 23:29 GMT. Nation: International. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2 . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP . LV Configuration: Ariane 44LP s/n V105.
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