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Orbital Launches of 1960

Orbital launches by country:
Orbital launches by launch vehicle family:
ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
February
1960-F01 04.02.1960 KH-1 6 (Corona 9, Discoverer 9) Thor-DM18 Agena-A Va 75-3-4 Failure
1960-F02 19.02.1960 KH-1 7 (Corona 10, Discoverer 10) Thor-DM18 Agena-A Va 75-3-5 Failure
1960-F03 26.02.1960 MIDAS 1 Atlas-LV3 Agena-A CC LC-14 Failure
March
1960 α (001) 11.03.1960 Pioneer 5 (P 2) Thor-DM18 Able-4 CC LC-17A
1960-F04 23.03.1960 Explorer (8) (S 46) Juno-2 CC LC-26B Failure
April
1960 β (002) 01.04.1960 TIROS 1 (A 1) Thor-DM18 Able-2 (mod.) CC LC-17A
1960 γ (003) 13.04.1960 Transit 1B
Solrad-Dummy
Thor-DM21 Able-Star CC LC-17B
1960 δ (004) 15.04.1960 KH-1 8 (Corona 11, Discoverer 11) Thor-DM18 Agena-A Va 75-3-5
1960-F05 15.04.1960 Luna (4a) (Ye-3 #1) Vostok-L Ba LC-1/5 Failure
1960-F06 16.04.1960 Luna (4b) (Ye-3 #2) Vostok-L Ba LC-1/5 Failure
May
1960-F07 13.05.1960 Echo 1 Delta CC LC-17A Failure
1960 ε (005) 15.05.1960 Korabl-Sputnik 1 (Sputnik 4, Vostok-1KP #1) Vostok Ba LC-1/5
1960 ζ (006) 24.05.1960 MIDAS 2 Atlas-LV3 Agena-A CC LC-14
June
1960 η (007) 22.06.1960 Transit 2A
Grab 1 (Dyno 1, Solrad 1)
Thor-DM21 Able-Star CC LC-17B
1960-F08 29.06.1960 Discoverer 12 (Corona 12) Thor-DM18 Agena-A Va 75-3-4 Failure
July
1960-F09 28.07.1960 Korabl-Sputnik (2) (Sputnik (5), Vostok-1K #1) Vostok Ba LC-1/5 Failure
August
1960 θ (008) 10.08.1960 Discoverer 13 (Corona 13, Soctop 1) Thor-DM18 Agena-A Va 75-3-5
1960 ι (009) 12.08.1960 Echo 1A Delta CC LC-17A
1960-F10 18.08.1960 Courier 1A Thor-DM21 Able-Star CC LC-17B Failure
1960 κ (010) 18.08.1960 KH-1 9 (Corona 14, Discoverer 14) Thor-DM18 Agena-A Va 75-3-4
1960 λ (011) 19.08.1960 Korabl-Sputnik 2 (Sputnik 5, Vostok-1K #2) Vostok Ba LC-1/5
September
1960 μ (012) 13.09.1960 KH-1 10 (Corona 15, Discoverer 15, Soctop 2) Thor-DM18 Agena-A Va 75-3-5
1960-F11 25.09.1960 Pioneer (P 30) Atlas-D Able CC LC-12 Failure
October
1960 ν (013) 04.10.1960 Courier 1B Thor-DM21 Able-Star CC LC-17B
1960-F12 10.10.1960 Mars (1a) (1M #1) Molniya Ba LC-1/5 Failure
1960-F13 11.10.1960 Samos-E1 1 (Samos 1)
Samos-F1 1
Atlas-LV3 Agena-A Va LC-1-1 Failure
1960-F14 14.10.1960 Mars (1b) (1M #2) Molniya Ba LC-1/5 Failure
1960-F15 26.10.1960 KH-2 1 (Corona 16, Discoverer 16, Soctop 3) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4 Failure
November
1960 ξ (014) 03.11.1960 Explorer 8 (S 30) Juno-2 CC LC-26B
1960 ο (015) 12.11.1960 KH-2 2 (Corona 17, Discoverer 17, Soctop 4) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-5
1960 π (016) 23.11.1960 TIROS 2 (A 2) Delta CC LC-17A
1960-F16 30.11.1960 Transit 3A
Grab (2) (Dyno (2), Solrad 2)
Thor-DM21 Able-Star CC LC-17B Failure
December
1960 ρ (017) 01.12.1960 Korabl-Sputnik 3 (Sputnik 6, Vostok-1K #3) Vostok Ba LC-1/5
1960-F17 04.12.1960 Explorer (9) (S 56) Scout-X1 WI LA-3 Failure
1960 σ (018) 07.12.1960 KH-2 3 (Corona 18, Discoverer 18) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4
1960-F18 15.12.1960 Pioneer (P 31) Atlas-D Able CC LC-12 Failure
1960 τ (019) 20.12.1960 RM 1 (Corona 19, Discoverer 19) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-5
1960-F19 22.12.1960 Korabl-Sputnik (4) (Sputnik (9), Vostok-1K #4) Vostok-K Ba LC-1/5 Failure

Launch sites:

Ba = Baikonur (Tyuratam, NIIP-5, GIK-5), Tyuratam, USSR USSR
CC = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
Va = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA
WI = Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA USA
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