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Orbital Launches of 1968

ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
1968-001 07.01.1968 Surveyor 7 Atlas-SLV3C Centaur-D CC LC-36A
1968-002 11.01.1968 Explorer 36 (GEOS B) Delta-E1 Va SLC-2E
1968-003 16.01.1968 Kosmos 199 (Zenit-2 #58) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-004 17.01.1968 Multigroup 3 & Setter 1B (P-770 7163, OPS 1965) Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va SLC-2W
1968-005 18.01.1968 KH-8 11 (Gambit-3 4311, OPS 5028) Titan-3B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
1968-006 19.01.1968 Kosmos 200 (Tselina-O #2) Kosmos-3M Pl
1968-007 22.01.1968 LM 1 (Apollo 5) Saturn-1B CC LC-37B
1968-008 24.01.1968 KH-4A 45 (Corona 123, OPS 2243)
P-11 4412 (OPS 6236)
Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D Va SLC-1E
February
1968-009 06.02.1968 Kosmos 201 (Zenit-4 #38) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1968-F01 07.02.1968 Luna (14) (Ye-6LS #2) Molniya-M (Blok-L) Ba LC-1/5 Failure
1968-010 20.02.1968 Kosmos 202 (DS-U2-V #4) Kosmos-2 KY LC-86/4
1968-011 20.02.1968 Kosmos 203 (Sfera #1) Kosmos-3M Pl
March
1968-012 02.03.1968 Transit-O 18 (NNS 30180, OPS 7034) Scout-A Va SLC-5
1968-013 02.03.1968 Zond 4 (L1 6) Proton-K Blok-D Ba LC-81/23
1968-014 04.03.1968 OGO 5 Atlas-SLV3A Agena-D CC LC-13
1968-015 05.03.1968 Kosmos 204 (DS-P1-I #3) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1968-016 05.03.1968 Kosmos 205 (Zenit-2 #59) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-017 05.03.1968 Explorer 37 (SE B, Solrad 9) Scout-B WI LA-3
1968-F02 06.03.1968 Kosmos (206) (DS-U1-Ya #1) Kosmos-2 KY LC-86/4 Failure
1968-018 13.03.1968 KH-8 12 (Gambit-3 4312, OPS 5057) Titan-3B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
1968-019 14.03.1968 Kosmos 206 (Meteor-1 #9) Vostok-2M Pl LC-41/1
1968-020 14.03.1968 KH-4A 46 (Corona 124, OPS 4849)
P-11 4411 (OPS 7076)
Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D Va SLC-1E
1968-021 16.03.1968 Kosmos 207 (Zenit-4 #39) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-022 21.03.1968 Kosmos 208 (Zenit-2M #1, Gektor #1) & Nauka-1KS 1L Voskhod Ba LC-1/5
1968-023 22.03.1968 Kosmos 209 (US-AO #4) Tsiklon-2A Ba LC-90/19
April
1968-024 03.04.1968 Kosmos 210 (Zenit-2 #60) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-025 04.04.1968 Apollo 6 (CM 020 / SM 014)
LTA 2R
Saturn-5 CCK LC-39A Partial Failure
1968-026 06.04.1968 OV1 13
OV1 14
Atlas-F OV1 (2×) Va ABRES-A2
1968-027 07.04.1968 Luna 14 (Ye-6LS #3) Molniya-M (Blok-L) Ba LC-1/5
1968-028 09.04.1968 Kosmos 211 (DS-P1-Yu #12) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1968-029 14.04.1968 Kosmos 212 (Soyuz-Test #5) Soyuz Ba LC-31/6
1968-030 15.04.1968 Kosmos 213 (Soyuz-Test #6) Soyuz Ba LC-1/5
1968-031 17.04.1968 KH-8 13 (Gambit-3 4313, OPS 5105) Titan-3B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
1968-032 18.04.1968 Kosmos 214 (Zenit-4 #40) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-033 18.04.1968 Kosmos 215 (DS-U1-A #1) Kosmos-2 KY LC-86/4
1968-034 20.04.1968 Kosmos 216 (Zenit-2 #61) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1968-035 21.04.1968 Molniya-1 8 (Molniya-1 10L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Ba LC-1/5
1968-F03 22.04.1968 Zond (5a) (L1 7) Proton-K Blok-D Ba LC-81/24 Failure
1968-036 24.04.1968 Kosmos 217 (I2M #1) Tsiklon-2A Ba LC-90/20
1968-037 25.04.1968 Kosmos 218 (OGCh #17) R-36-O Ba LC-162/36
1968-038 26.04.1968 Kosmos 219 (DS-U2-D #2) Kosmos-2 KY LC-86/4
May
1968-039 01.05.1968 KH-4B 3 (Corona 125, OPS 1419) Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D Va SLC-3W
1968-040 07.05.1968 Kosmos 220 (Zaliv #2) Kosmos-3M Pl
1968-041 17.05.1968 ESRO 2B (Iris 2) Scout-B Va SLC-5
1968-F04 18.05.1968 Nimbus B
SECOR 10 (EGRS 10, S68-2)
Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D Va SLC-2E Failure
1968-042 23.05.1968 DSAP-4B F1 (OPS 7869) Thor-LV2F Burner-2 Va SLC-10W
1968-043 24.05.1968 Kosmos 221 (DS-P1-Yu #13) Kosmos-2 KY LC-86/4
1968-044 30.05.1968 Kosmos 222 (DS-P1-Yu #14) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
June
1968-045 01.06.1968 Kosmos 223 (Zenit-2 #62) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-046 04.06.1968 Kosmos 224 (Zenit-4 #41) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1968-F05 04.06.1968 Kosmos (225) (Sfera #2) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2 Failure
1968-047 05.06.1968 KH-8 14 (Gambit-3 4314, OPS 5138) Titan-3B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
1968-048 11.06.1968 Kosmos 225 (DS-U1-Ya #2) Kosmos-2 KY LC-86/4
1968-049 12.06.1968 Kosmos 226 (Meteor-1 #10) Vostok-2M Pl LC-41/1
1968-050 13.06.1968 IDCSP 20 (OPS 9341)
IDCSP 21 (OPS 9342)
IDCSP 22 (OPS 9343)
IDCSP 23 (OPS 9344)
IDCSP 24 (OPS 9345)
IDCSP 25 (OPS 9346)
IDCSP 26 (OPS 9347)
IDCSP 27 (OPS 9348)
Titan-3C CC LC-41
1968-F06 15.06.1968 Kosmos (227) (Strela-2 #4) Kosmos-3 Ba LC-41/15 Failure
1968-051 18.06.1968 Kosmos 227 (Zenit-4 #42) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1968-052 20.06.1968 KH-4A 47 (Corona 126, OPS 5343)
P-11 4420 (OPS 5259)
Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D Va SLC-1E
1968-053 21.06.1968 Kosmos 228 (Zenit-2M #2, Gektor #2) & Nauka-1KS 2L Voskhod Ba LC-1/5
1968-054 26.06.1968 Kosmos 229 (Zenit-4 #43) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
July
1968-055 04.07.1968 Explorer 38 (RAE A) Delta-J Va SLC-2E
1968-056 05.07.1968 Kosmos 230 (DS-U3-S #2) Kosmos-2 KY LC-86/4
1968-057 05.07.1968 Molniya-1 9 (Molniya-1 13L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Ba LC-1/5
1968-058 10.07.1968 Kosmos 231 (Zenit-2 #63) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1968-059 11.07.1968 OV1 15 (SPADES)
LOADS 1 (Cannonball 1, OV1 16)
Atlas-F OV1 (2×) Va ABRES-A2
1968-060 16.07.1968 Kosmos 232 (Zenit-4 #44) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-061 18.07.1968 Kosmos 233 (DS-P1-Yu #15) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1968-062 30.07.1968 Kosmos 234 (Zenit-4 #45) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
August
1968-063 06.08.1968 Canyon 1 (OPS 2222) Atlas-SLV3A Agena-D CC LC-13
1968-064 06.08.1968 KH-8 15 (Gambit-3 4315, OPS 5187) Titan-3B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
1968-065 07.08.1968 KH-4B 4 (Corona 127, OPS 5955) Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D Va SLC-3W
1968-066 08.08.1968 Explorer 39 (AD C)
Explorer 40 (IE C, Injun 5)
Scout-B Va SLC-5
1968-067 09.08.1968 Kosmos 235 (Zenit-2 #64) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1968-068 10.08.1968 ATS 4 Atlas-SLV3C Centaur-D CC LC-36A Partial Failure
1968-069 16.08.1968 ESSA 7 Delta-N Va SLC-2E
1968-F08 16.08.1968 Orbiscal 1
OV5 8
Gridsphere 1
Gridsphere 2
MylarBalloon
Rigidsphere
LCS 3
LIDOS
SECOR 11 (EGRS 11)
SECOR 12 (EGRS 12)
Radcat
RM 18 & UVR (P68-1(a-l)
Atlas-SLV3 Burner-2 Va SLC-3E Failure
1968-070 27.08.1968 Kosmos 236 (Strela-2 #5) Kosmos-3 Ba LC-41/15
1968-071 27.08.1968 Kosmos 237 (Zenit-4 #46) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-072 28.08.1968 Kosmos 238 (Soyuz-Test #7) Soyuz Ba LC-31/6
September
1968-073 05.09.1968 Kosmos 239 (Zenit-4 #47) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1968-074 10.09.1968 KH-8 16 (Gambit-3 4316, OPS 5247) Titan-3B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
1968-075 14.09.1968 Kosmos 240 (Zenit-2 #65) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1968-076 14.09.1968 Zond 5 (L1 9) Proton-K Blok-D Ba LC-81/23
1968-077 16.09.1968 Kosmos 241 (Zenit-4 #48) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-078 18.09.1968 KH-4A 48 (Corona 128, OPS 0165)
P-11 4413 (OPS 8595)
Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D Va SLC-1E
1968-F09 19.09.1968 Intelsat-3 1 Delta-M CC LC-17A Failure
1968-079 20.09.1968 Kosmos 242 (DS-P1-I #4) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1968-080 23.09.1968 Kosmos 243 (Zenit-2M #3, Gektor #3) & Nauka-2KS 1L Voskhod Ba LC-1/5
1968-081 26.09.1968 LES 6 (P67-2(a))
OV2 5 (P67-2(b))
OV5 2 (ERS 21, P67-2(c))
OV5 4 (ERS 28, P67-2(d))
Titan-3C CC LC-41
October
1968-082 02.10.1968 Kosmos 244 (OGCh #20) R-36-O Ba LC-161/35
1968-083 03.10.1968 Kosmos 245 (DS-P1-Yu #16) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1968-084 03.10.1968 ESRO 1A (Aurorae) Scout-B Va SLC-5
1968-085 05.10.1968 Molniya-1 10 (Molniya-1 14L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Ba LC-1/5
1968-086 05.10.1968 Strawman 1 (OPS 0964) Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D Va SLC-1W
1968-087 07.10.1968 Kosmos 246 (Zenit-4 #49) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-088 11.10.1968 Kosmos 247 (Zenit-2 #66) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-089 11.10.1968 Apollo 7 (CSM 101) Saturn-1B CC LC-34
1968-090 19.10.1968 Kosmos 248 (I2M #2) Tsiklon-2A Ba LC-90/19
1968-091 20.10.1968 Kosmos 249 (I2P #1) Tsiklon-2A Ba LC-90/20
1968-092 23.10.1968 DSAP-4B F2 (OPS 4078) Thor-LV2F Burner-2 Va SLC-10W
1968-093 25.10.1968 Soyuz 2 Soyuz Ba LC-1/5
1968-094 26.10.1968 Soyuz 3 Soyuz Ba LC-31/6
1968-095 30.10.1968 Kosmos 250 (Tselina-O #3) Kosmos-3M Pl
1968-096 31.10.1968 Kosmos 251 (Zenit-4M #1, Rotor #1) Voskhod Ba LC-1/5
November
1968-097 01.11.1968 Kosmos 252 (I2P #2) Tsiklon-2A Ba LC-90/20
1968-098 03.11.1968 KH-4B 5 (Corona 129, OPS 1315) Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D Va SLC-3W
1968-099 06.11.1968 KH-8 17 (Gambit-3 4317, OPS 5296) Titan-3B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
1968-100 08.11.1968 Pioneer 9
TTS 2
Delta-E1 CC LC-17B
1968-101 10.11.1968 Zond 6 (L1 12) Proton-K Blok-D Ba LC-81/23
1968-102 13.11.1968 Kosmos 253 (Zenit-2 #67) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-103 16.11.1968 Proton 4 Proton-K Ba LC-81/24
1968-104 21.11.1968 Kosmos 254 (Zenit-4 #50) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-105 29.11.1968 Kosmos 255 (Zenit-2 #68) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1968-F10 29.11.1968 STV 1 Europa-1 Wo LC-6A Failure
1968-106 30.11.1968 Kosmos 256 (Sfera #3) Kosmos-3M Pl
December
1968-107 03.12.1968 Kosmos 257 (DS-P1-Yu #17) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1968-108 04.12.1968 KH-8 18 (Gambit-3 4318, OPS 6518) Titan-3B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
1968-109 05.12.1968 HEOS 1 Delta-E1 CC LC-17B
1968-110 07.12.1968 OAO 2 Atlas-SLV3C Centaur-D CC LC-36B
1968-111 10.12.1968 Kosmos 258 (Zenit-2 #69) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1968-112 12.12.1968 KH-4A 49 (Corona 130, OPS 4740)
P-801 1 (OPS 7684)
Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D Va SLC-3W
1968-113 14.12.1968 Kosmos 259 (DS-U2-I #3) Kosmos-2 KY LC-86/4
1968-114 15.12.1968 ESSA 8 Delta-N Va SLC-2E
1968-115 16.12.1968 Kosmos 260 (Molniya-1Yu 15L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Ba LC-1/5
1968-116 19.12.1968 Intelsat-3 2 Delta-M CC LC-17A
1968-117 19.12.1968 Kosmos 261 (DS-U2-GK #1) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1968-118 21.12.1968 Apollo 8 (CSM 103)
LTA B
Saturn-5 CCK LC-39A
1968-119 26.12.1968 Kosmos 262 (DS-U2-GF #1) Kosmos-2 KY LC-86/4

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
CCK = NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
KY = Kapustin Yar (GTsP-4, GTsMP-4), Volgograd, USSR USSR
Pl = Plesetsk (NIIP-53, GIK-1, GNIIP), USSR USSR
Va = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA
WI = Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA USA
Wo = Woomera Instrumented Range, Woomera, South Australia, Australia Australia
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