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1951 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Vehicle: Aerobee. LV Configuration: RTV-N-10.
1955 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-1.
1957 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor. LV Configuration: Thor 101. FAILURE: Lox contamination, led to a valve failure. Thrust decayed, the booster settled back throught the thrust ring, causing an oxygen fire, followed by booster explosion.
1959 - Nation: USA.
1960 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-28.
1961 - Nation: USA.
1963 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 39D. FAILURE: Failure.
1964 - - 13:59 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-1-1. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 397 / Agena B s/n 6301 (TA2).
1965 - Nation: USA.
1965 - Nation: USA.
1966 - - 12:28 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Complex: LC86/1. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1M.
1967 - - 13:55 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: R-36-O.
1969 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC90. Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 2. FAILURE: Failed to reach orbit.
1972 - - 11:15 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC133/1. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63.
1977 - Nation: USA.
1979 - - 05:44 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8A92M.
1980 - - 22:19 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 47164-249.
1983 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC132. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 47193-480. FAILURE: Launch vehicle failed to orbit - unknown cause.
1990 - - 17:16 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1992 - - 05:16 GMT. Nation: Russia. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U2. LV Configuration: Soyuz 11A511U2 s/n R15000-058.
1994 - - 00:28 GMT. Nation: Russia. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC32. Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 3.
1994 - - 16:34 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC4W. Launch Vehicle: Titan 2. LV Configuration: Titan 2 SLV s/n 23G-11.
1995 - - 19:26 GMT. Nation: China. Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Complex: LC2. Launch Vehicle: CZ-2E. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2E s/n CZ2E-5. 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 and the spacecraft to be destroyed.
1996 - - 09:56 GMT. Nation: Russia. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC200L. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 374-02 / 11S861 s/n 81L.
2000 - - 01:04 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42L. LV Configuration: Ariane 42L s/n V126.
2000 - - 16:45 GMT. Nation: China. Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Complex: LC2. Launch Vehicle: CZ-3A. LV Configuration: CZ-3A s/n CZ3A-4.
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