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1948 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
1952 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island .
1953 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: R-5.
1954 - Nation: USA.
1954 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Deacon.
1955 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Vehicle: Aerobee. LV Configuration: RTV-N-10.
1957 - Nation: Sweden.
1957 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn C-3BN, Saturn C-5N, Saturn I RIFT.
1958 - Nation: USA.
1959 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC12. Launch Vehicle: Atlas C. LV Configuration: Atlas 7C. FAILURE: Propulsion or Electrical Failure.
1960 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: R-7A 8K74. LV Configuration: 8K74.
1961 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island .
1962 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn V.
1963 - - 21:13 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: TA Thor Agena D. LV Configuration: Thor 2C s/n 360 / Agena D s/n 1164 (No solids). FAILURE: Launch failure.
1964 - - 15:07 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Complex: Mayak-2. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1.
1965 - Nation: USSR.
1965 - - 04:43 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC4300B6. Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. LV Configuration: Thor MG-18 s/n 306.
1965 - - 07:00 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1966 - - 20:24 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: PALC2-4. Launch Vehicle: SLV-3 Atlas / Agena D. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 7102 / Agena D.
1969 - - 07:40 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: ABRESA2. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. LV Configuration: Atlas F / OV-1 (3x).
1970 - - 14:40 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC133/1. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63.
1976 - - 09:21 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1980 - - 16:01 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC43/4. Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8A92M. FAILURE: Booster exploded on pad during servicing. Severe pad damage, 48 people killed. Cause found to be change in solder with tin to that with lead in H2O2 filters, causing decomposition and explosion.
1980 - - 21:36 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 65098-314.
1981 - - 04:40 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC200P. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S86. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 306-01 / 11S86 s/n 18L.
1987 - - 08:38 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC45. Launch Vehicle: Zenit-2.
1995 - - 21:36 GMT. Nation: Japan. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Complex: Y. Launch Vehicle: H-2. LV Configuration: H-II(2S) s/n H-II-3F.
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