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1941 - Nation: Belgium.
1943 - Nation: USSR.
1949 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 number 41.
1949 - Nation: USA.
1951 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: G-4.
1954 - Nation: USA.
1958 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Burya. LV Configuration: Burya s/n 2/2.
1959 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able. LV Configuration: Thor-DM18 / Able-2.
1960 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC6. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n CC-2020. FAILURE: Control system malfunction during re-entry at 373 sec.
1962 - Nation: China. Launch Site: Jiuquan .
1963 - Nation: USSR.
1963 - Nation: USSR.
1963 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: R-12.
1963 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC110L. Launch Vehicle: N1.
1963 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. LV Configuration: Atlas 83F.
1963 - - 08:24 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8A92.
1964 - - 08:16 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. LV Configuration: Molniya 8K78M s/n T15000-20. FAILURE: At T+290 sec the vernier chambers of Stage 3's 8D715P engine failed to reach their full thrust level - a LOX valve did not open - a rod in the oxidiser valve's pyrotechnic unit broke. At T+486.8s the main chambers of the 8D715P engine cut off prematurely.
1965 - - 21:37 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC12. Launch Vehicle: Atlas LV-3A / Agena B. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 204D / Agena B s/n 6007.
1966 - Nation: USA.
1966 - - 09:36 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1967 - - 10:07 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Complex: LC86/1. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63.
1968 - Nation: USA.
1968 - - 09:50 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1971 - - 03:45 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC4W. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3B. LV Configuration: Titan 33B s/n 3B-36 (33B-1) / Ascent Agena D.
1975 - - 06:57 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1977 - Nation: USA.
1979 - - 04:04 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 47172-413.
1981 - - 23:44 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC90. Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 2.
1984 - - 11:02 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1985 - - 00:14 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 53734-134.
1986 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: Energia.
1986 - - 10:04 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC90. Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 2.
1994 - Nation: United States.
1996 - - 04:53 GMT. Nation: India. Launch Site: Sriharikota . Launch Vehicle: PSLV. LV Configuration: PSLV s/n PSLV-D3.
1999 - - 00:09 GMT. Nation: China. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC81L. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / DM3.
2000 - - 23:28 GMT. Nation: Europe. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5.
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