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Orbital Launches of 1973

ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
1973-001 08.01.1973 Luna 21 (Lunokhod 2, Ye-8 #3) Proton-K Blok-D Ba LC-81/23
1973-002 11.01.1973 Kosmos 543 (Zenit-4M #45, Rotor #45) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1973-003 20.01.1973 Kosmos 544 (Tselina-O #17) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1973-004 24.01.1973 Kosmos 545 (DS-P1-Yu #60) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1973-005 26.01.1973 Kosmos 546 (Zaliv-GVM #4) Kosmos-3M KY LC-107/1
February
1973-006 01.02.1973 Kosmos 547 (Zenit-2M #35, Gektor #35) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1973-007 03.02.1973 Molniya-1 23 (Molniya-1 31L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Ba LC-1/5
1973-008 08.02.1973 Kosmos 548 (Zenit-4M #46, Rotor #46) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-009 15.02.1973 Prognoz 3 Molniya-M (Blok-SO-L) Ba LC-31/6
1973-010 28.02.1973 Kosmos 549 (Tselina-O #18) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
March
1973-011 01.03.1973 Kosmos 550 (Zenit-4MK #10, Germes #10) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1973-012 06.03.1973 Kosmos 551 (Zenit-4M #47, Rotor #47) Voskhod Ba LC-31/6
1973-013 06.03.1973 Rhyolite 2 → Aquacade 2 (OPS 6063) Atlas-SLV3A Agena-D CC LC-13
1973-014 09.03.1973 KH-9 5 (Hexagon 1205, OPS 8410) Titan-3D Va SLC-4E
1973-015 20.03.1973 Meteor-1 14 Vostok-2M Pl LC-41/1
1973-016 22.03.1973 Kosmos 552 (Zenit-2M #36, Gektor #36) & Nauka-16KS 2L Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
April
1973-017 03.04.1973 Salyut 2 (OPS 1)
KSI 1
Proton-K Ba LC-81/23
1973-018 05.04.1973 Molniya-2 5 Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-41/1
1973-019 06.04.1973 Pioneer 11 Atlas-SLV3D Centaur-D1A Star-37E CC LC-36B
1973-020 12.04.1973 Kosmos 553 (DS-P1-Yu #61) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1973-021 19.04.1973 Kosmos 554 (Zenit-4MK #11, Germes #11) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-022 19.04.1973 Interkosmos 9 (DS-U2-IK #3) Kosmos-2 KY LC-86/4
1973-023 20.04.1973 Anik A2 Delta-1914 CC LC-17B
1973-F01 25.04.1973 Kosmos (556) (US-A #5) Tsiklon-2 Ba LC-90 Failure
1973-024 25.04.1973 Kosmos 555 (Zenit-2M #37, Gektor #37) & Nauka-14KS 2L Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
May
1973-025 05.05.1973 Kosmos 556 (Zenit-4MK #12, Germes #12) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1973-026 11.05.1973 Kosmos 557 (Salyut (3), DOS 3) Proton-K Ba LC-81/23
1973-027 14.05.1973 Skylab 1 (OWS) Saturn-5-513 CCK LC-39A
1973-028 16.05.1973 KH-8 38 (Gambit-3 4338, OPS 2093) Titan-3(24)B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
1973-029 17.05.1973 Kosmos 558 (DS-P1-Yu #62) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1973-030 18.05.1973 Kosmos 559 (Zenit-4MK #13, Germes #13) Soyuz-U Pl LC-43/3
1973-F02 21.05.1973 Pollux (D 5A)
Castor (D 5B)
Diamant-B Ko ELD Failure
1973-031 23.05.1973 Kosmos 560 (Zenit-4M #48, Rotor #48) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-F03 25.05.1973 Kosmos (562) (Zaliv #12) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1 Failure
1973-032 25.05.1973 Apollo SL-1 (Skylab 2, CSM 116) Saturn-1B CCK LC-39B
1973-033 25.05.1973 Kosmos 561 (Zenit-2M #38, Gektor #38) & Nauka-9KS 1L Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-034 29.05.1973 Meteor-1 15 Vostok-2M Pl LC-41/1
June
1973-035 05.06.1973 Kosmos 562 (DS-P1-Yu #63) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1973-036 06.06.1973 Kosmos 563 (Zenit-4M #49, Rotor #49) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-037 08.06.1973 Kosmos 564 (Strela-1M #41)
Kosmos 565 (Strela-1M #42)
Kosmos 566 (Strela-1M #43)
Kosmos 567 (Strela-1M #44)
Kosmos 568 (Strela-1M #45)
Kosmos 569 (Strela-1M #46)
Kosmos 570 (Strela-1M #47)
Kosmos 571 (Strela-1M #48)
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1973-038 10.06.1973 Kosmos 572 (Zenit-4M #50, Rotor #50) Voskhod Ba LC-1/5
1973-039 10.06.1973 Explorer 49 (RAE B) Delta-1913 CC LC-17B
1973-040 12.06.1973 DSP 4 (OPS 6157) Titan-3(23)C CC LC-40
1973-041 15.06.1973 Kosmos 573 (Soyuz-7K-T #2) Soyuz Ba LC-1/5
1973-042 20.06.1973 Kosmos 574 (Zaliv #13) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1973-043 21.06.1973 Kosmos 575 (Zenit-2M #39, Gektor #39) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-E01 26.06.1973 Kosmos (576) (Tselina-O #19) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1 Pre-launch explosion
1973-F04 26.06.1973 KH-8 39 (Gambit-3 4339, OPS 4018) Titan-3(24)B Agena-D Va SLC-4W Failure
1973-044 27.06.1973 Kosmos 576 (Zenit-4MT #4, Orion #4) Soyuz-M Pl LC-41/1
July
1973-F05 04.07.1973 Kosmos (577) (Zenit-4M #51, Rotor #51) Voskhod Pl LC-43/3 Failure
1973-045 11.07.1973 Molniya-2 6 Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-41/1
1973-046 13.07.1973 KH-9 6 (Hexagon 1206, OPS 8261) Titan-3D Va SLC-4E
1973-F06 16.07.1973 ITOS E Delta-300 Va SLC-2W Failure
1973-047 21.07.1973 Mars 4 (M-73-Orbiter #1) Proton-K Blok-D Ba LC-81/23
1973-048 25.07.1973 Kosmos 577 (Zenit-4M #52, Rotor #52) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-049 25.07.1973 Mars 5 (M-73-Orbiter #2) Proton-K Blok-D Ba LC-81/24
1973-050 28.07.1973 Apollo SL-2 (Skylab 3, CSM 117)
S150 (Galactic X-ray Mapping)
Saturn-1B CCK LC-39B
August
1973-051 01.08.1973 Kosmos 578 (Zenit-2M #40, Gektor #40) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-052 05.08.1973 Mars 6 (M-73-Flyby #1) Proton-K Blok-D Ba LC-81/23
1973-053 09.08.1973 Mars 7 (M-73-Flyby #1) Proton-K Blok-D Ba LC-81/24
1973-054 17.08.1973 DSAP-5B F4 → DMSP-5B F4 (OPS 8364) Thor-LV2F Burner-2A Va SLC-10W
1973-055 21.08.1973 Kosmos 579 (Zenit-4M #53, Rotor #53) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1973-056 21.08.1973 Jumpseat 3 (OPS 7724) Titan-3(33)B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
1973-057 22.08.1973 Kosmos 580 (DS-P1-Yu #64) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1973-058 23.08.1973 Intelsat-4 7 Atlas-SLV3D Centaur-D1A CC LC-36A
1973-059 24.08.1973 Kosmos 581 (Zenit-4M #54, Rotor #54) Voskhod Ba LC-1/5
1973-060 28.08.1973 Kosmos 582 (Tselina-O #20) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2
1973-061 30.08.1973 Molniya-1 24 (Molniya-1 29L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-41/1
1973-062 30.08.1973 Kosmos 583 (Zenit-2M #41, Gektor #41) Voskhod Ba LC-1/5
September
1973-063 06.09.1973 Kosmos 584 (Zenit-4M #55, Rotor #55) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1973-064 08.09.1973 Kosmos 585 (Sfera #10) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2
1973-065 14.09.1973 Kosmos 586 (Zaliv #14) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2
1973-F07 18.09.1973 JSSW (1a) (CK (1a)) ? FB-1 Jq LC-2/138 Failure
1973-066 21.09.1973 Kosmos 587 (Zenit-4MK #14, Germes #14) Soyuz-U Pl LC-43/3
1973-067 27.09.1973 Soyuz 12 Soyuz Ba LC-1/5
1973-068 27.09.1973 KH-8 40 (Gambit-3 4340, OPS 6275) Titan-3(24)B Agena-D Va SLC-4W
October
1973-069 02.10.1973 Kosmos 588 (Strela-1M #49)
Kosmos 589 (Strela-1M #50)
Kosmos 590 (Strela-1M #51)
Kosmos 591 (Strela-1M #52)
Kosmos 592 (Strela-1M #53)
Kosmos 593 (Strela-1M #54)
Kosmos 594 (Strela-1M #55)
Kosmos 595 (Strela-1M #56)
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2
1973-070 03.10.1973 Kosmos 596 (Zenit-2M #42, Gektor #42)
FEU-170 1L
Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1973-071 06.10.1973 Kosmos 597 (Zenit-4MK #15, Germes #15) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1973-072 10.10.1973 Kosmos 598 (Zenit-4M #56, Rotor #56) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1973-073 15.10.1973 Kosmos 599 (Zenit-2M #43 Gektor #43) Voskhod Ba LC-1/5
1973-074 16.10.1973 Kosmos 600 (Zenit-4M #57, Rotor #57) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-075 16.10.1973 Kosmos 601 (DS-P1-Yu #65) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1973-076 19.10.1973 Molniya-2 7 Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-41/1
1973-077 20.10.1973 Kosmos 602 (Zenit-4MK #16, Germes #16) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-078 26.10.1973 Explorer 50 (IMP J) Delta-1604 CC LC-17B
1973-079 27.10.1973 Kosmos 603 (Zenit-4M #58, Rotor #58) Voskhod Pl LC-41/1
1973-080 29.10.1973 Kosmos 604 (Tselina-D #5) Vostok-2M Pl LC-43/4
1973-081 30.10.1973 Transit-O 20 (NNS 30200) Scout-A1 Va SLC-5
1973-082 30.10.1973 Interkosmos 10 (DS-U2-IK #4) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2
1973-083 31.10.1973 Kosmos 605 (Bion #1) Soyuz-U Pl LC-43/3
November
1973-084 02.11.1973 Kosmos 606 (US-K #2) Molniya-M (Blok-2BL) Pl LC-41/1
1973-085 03.11.1973 Mariner 10 Atlas-SLV3D Centaur-D1A CC LC-36B
1973-086 06.11.1973 NOAA 3 (ITOS F) Delta-300 Va SLC-2W
1973-087 10.11.1973 Kosmos 607 (Zenit-4MK #17, Germes #17) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-088 10.11.1973 KH-9 7 (Hexagon 1207, OPS 6630)
P-11 4426 (OPS 7705)
P-801 5 ? (OPS 6630/2)
Titan-3D Va SLC-4E
1973-089 14.11.1973 Molniya-1 25 (Molniya-1 32L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Ba LC-1/5
1973-090 16.11.1973 Apollo SL-3 (Skylab 4, CSM 118) Saturn-1B CCK LC-39B
1973-091 20.11.1973 Kosmos 608 (DS-P1-Yu #66) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1973-092 21.11.1973 Kosmos 609 (Zenit-4M #59, Rotor #59) Voskhod Ba LC-1/5
1973-093 27.11.1973 Kosmos 610 (Tselina-O #21) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2
1973-094 28.11.1973 Kosmos 611 (DS-P1-Yu #67) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1973-095 28.11.1973 Kosmos 612 (Zenit-4MK #18, Germes #18) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-096 30.11.1973 Kosmos 613 (Soyuz-7K-T #3) Soyuz Ba LC-1/5
1973-097 30.11.1973 Molniya-1K 26 (Molniya-1K 36L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-41/1
December
1973-098 04.12.1973 Kosmos 614 (Strela-2M #8) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2
1973-099 13.12.1973 Kosmos 615 (DS-P1-I #14) Kosmos-2 Pl LC-133/1
1973-100 13.12.1973 DSCS-2 3 (OPS 9433)
DSCS-2 4 (OPS 9434)
Titan-3(23)C CC LC-40
1973-101 16.12.1973 Explorer 51 (AE C) Delta-1900 Va SLC-2W
1973-102 17.12.1973 Kosmos 616 (Zenit-4MT #5, Orion #5) Soyuz-M Pl LC-41/1
1973-103 18.12.1973 Soyuz 13 Soyuz Ba LC-1/5
1973-104 19.12.1973 Kosmos 617 (Strela-1M #57)
Kosmos 618 (Strela-1M #58)
Kosmos 619 (Strela-1M #59)
Kosmos 620 (Strela-1M #60)
Kosmos 621 (Strela-1M #61)
Kosmos 622 (Strela-1M #62)
Kosmos 623 (Strela-1M #63)
Kosmos 624 (Strela-1M #64)
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2
1973-105 21.12.1973 Kosmos 625 (Zenit-4MK #19, Germes #19) Voskhod Pl LC-43/4
1973-106 25.12.1973 Molniya-2 8 Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-41/1
1973-107 26.12.1973 Aureole 2 (Oreol 2, DS-U2-GKA #2, ARCAD 2) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2
1973-108 27.12.1973 Kosmos 626 (US-A #6) Tsiklon-2 Ba LC-90/19
1973-109 29.12.1973 Kosmos 627 (Zaliv #15) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/2

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
Jq = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China China
Ko = Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), Kourou, French Guiana French Guiana
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
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