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1930 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Goddard 4.
1946 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-5.
1947 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
1949 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-1.
1951 - Nation: USA.
1956 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Fort Churchill . Launch Vehicle: Aerobee. LV Configuration: AJ 10-34.
1956 -
1957 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Vanguard.
1958 - Nation: USA.
1958 - - 03:22 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC05. Launch Vehicle: Jupiter C. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n RS/CC-49. FAILURE: Upper stages separated prior to burnout. Structural failure after 149 sec due to vibration disturbances generated by the spinning payload.
1961 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Redstone Mercury.
1961 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A-2.
1961 - Nation: USA.
1961 - - 19:23 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 329 / Agena B s/n 1116. FAILURE: Agena-B cut off too early; Satellite failed to separate; No orbit achieved.
1962 - Nation: USA.
1962 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 3 Flight 11.
1964 - Nation: USA.
1964 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 65S3. FAILURE: Launch vehicle failed to orbit - unknown cause.
1964 - - 18:28 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: PALC2-3. Launch Vehicle: Atlas LV-3A / Agena D. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 353D / Agena D.
1968 - Nation: USA.
1968 - - 04:34 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC10W. Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. LV Configuration: Thor Burner 2 s/n 173.
1969 - Nation: USSR.
1970 - - 17:40 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC4W. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3B. LV Configuration: Titan 3B s/n 3B-29 / Agena D.
1971 - - 17:16 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC4W. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3B. LV Configuration: Titan 24B s/n 3B-33 (24B-2) / Agena D.
1974 - - 18:00 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC43/3. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1983 -
1985 - - 07:12 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. LV Configuration: Molniya 8K78M / ML.
1985 - - 17:24 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC133. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 65034-135. FAILURE: Launch vehicle failed to orbit - unknown cause.
1988 - Nation: Russia. Launch Vehicle: Energia.
1991 - - 15:25 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC200L. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 362-02 / 11S861 s/n 55L.
1995 - - 22:03 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Complex: LA0. Launch Vehicle: Conestoga. LV Configuration: Conestoga 1620 s/n F1. FAILURE: Exploded after 45 sec. Stage 1 failure.
1998 - - 00:02 GMT. Nation: Brazil. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: RW02/20. Launch Vehicle: Pegasus. LV Configuration: Pegasus H s/n F24 / P-33.
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