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Orbital Launches of 1962

Orbital launches by country:
Orbital launches by launch vehicle family:
ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
1962-F01 13.01.1962 KH-3 6 (Corona 37, Mission 9030, Discoverer 37, Taki (3)) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4 Failure
1962-F02 24.01.1962 LOFTI 2
SECOR (1) (EGRS (1))
Poppy 1 (Dyno SV4, Solrad 4A)
Injun 2
Surcal 1
Thor-DM21 Able-Star CC LC-17B Failure
1962 α (001) 26.01.1962 Ranger 3 (P 34) Atlas-LV3 Agena-B CC LC-12
February
1962 β (002) 08.02.1962 TIROS 4 (A 9) Delta CC LC-17A
1962 γ (003) 20.02.1962 Mercury MA-6 (Mercury 13, Friendship 7) Atlas-D Mercury CC LC-14
1962 δ (004) 21.02.1962 P-102 Group 0-D (P-102 7151) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-5
1962 ε (005) 27.02.1962 KH-4 1 (Corona 38, Mission 9031, Discoverer 38, Wild Bill 1) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4
March
1962 ζ (006) 07.03.1962 OSO 1 (S 16) Delta CC LC-17A
1962 η (007) 07.03.1962 Samos-E5 3 (Samos 6, S.T. Low 2) Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-2
1962 θ (008) 16.03.1962 Kosmos 1 (Sputnik 11, DS-2 #1) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
April
1962 ι (009) 06.04.1962 Kosmos 2 (Sputnik 12, 1MS #1) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
1962 κ (010) 09.04.1962 MIDAS 5
West Ford Drag
Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-2
1962 λ (011) 18.04.1962 KH-4 2 (Corona 39, Mission 9032, Discoverer 39, Grape Juice 2) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-5
1962 μ (012) 23.04.1962 Ranger 4 (P 35) Atlas-LV3 Agena-B CC LC-12
1962 ν (013) 24.04.1962 Kosmos 3 (Sputnik 13, 2MS #1) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
1962 ξ (014) 26.04.1962 Kosmos 4 (Sputnik 14, Zenit-2 #2) Vostok-K Ba LC-1/5
1962-F03 26.04.1962 Poppy 2 (Dyno SV5, Solrad 4B) Scout-X2 Va LC-D Failure
1962 ο (015) 26.04.1962 Ariel 1 (UK 1) Delta CC LC-17A
1962 π (016) 26.04.1962 Samos-E6 1 (Samos 7) Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-1
1962 ρ (017) 29.04.1962 KH-4 3 (Corona 40, Mission 9033) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4
May
1962-F04 10.05.1962 ANNA 1A Thor-DM21 Able-Star CC LC-17B Failure
1962 σ (018) 15.05.1962 KH-5 5 (Argon 5, Corona 41, Mission 9034A, FTV 1126) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-5
1962-F05 24.05.1962 DSAP-1 F1 (P-35 1) Scout-X2M Va LC-D Failure
1962 τ (019) 24.05.1962 Mercury MA-7 (Mercury 18, Aurora 7)
Balloon-Subsat 1
Atlas-D Mercury CC LC-14
1962 υ (020) 28.05.1962 Kosmos 5 (Sputnik 15, 2MS #2) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
1962 φ (021) 30.05.1962 KH-4 4 (Corona 42, Mission 9035) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-1-1
June
1962-F06 01.06.1962 Kosmos (6) (Zenit-2 #3) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5 Failure
1962 χ (022) 02.06.1962 KH-4 5 (Corona 43, Mission 9036)
OSCAR 2
Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4
1962 ψ (023) 17.06.1962 Samos-E6 2 (Samos 8) Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-1
1962 ω (024) 18.06.1962 P-102 Group 2-D 1 (P-102 7152) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-5
1962 αα (025) 19.06.1962 TIROS 5 (A 50) Delta CC LC-17A
1962 αβ (026) 23.06.1962 KH-4 6 (Corona 44, Mission 9037) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4
1962 αγ (027) 28.06.1962 KH-4 7 (Corona 45, Mission 9038, Taki 2) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-1
1962 αδ (028) 30.06.1962 Kosmos 6 (Sputnik 16, DS-P1 #1) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
July
1962 αε (029) 10.07.1962 Telstar 1 Delta CC LC-17B
1962 αζ (030) 18.07.1962 Samos-E6 3 (Samos 9) Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-1
1962 αη (031) 21.07.1962 KH-4 8 (Corona 46, Mission 9039) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-5
1962-F07 22.07.1962 Mariner 1 (P 37) Atlas-LV3 Agena-B CC LC-12 Failure
1962 αθ (032) 28.07.1962 KH-4 9 (Corona 47, Mission 9040, New Jersey 1) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4
1962 αι (033) 28.07.1962 Kosmos 7 (Sputnik 17, Zenit-2 #4) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5
August
1962 ακ (034) 02.08.1962 KH-4 10 (Corona 48, Mission 9041) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-1
1962 αλ (035) 05.08.1962 Samos-E6 4 (Samos 10) Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-1
1962 αμ (036) 11.08.1962 Vostok 3 (Vostok-3KA #5) Vostok-K Ba LC-1/5
1962 αν (037) 12.08.1962 Vostok 4 (Vostok-3KA #6) Vostok-K Ba LC-1/5
1962 αξ (038) 18.08.1962 Kosmos 8 (Sputnik 18, DS-K-8 #1) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
1962 αο (039) 23.08.1962 DSAP-1 F2 (P-35 2, FTV 3502) Scout-X2M Va LC-D
1962 απ (040) 25.08.1962 Venera (2a) (2MV-1 #1, Sputnik 19) Molniya Ba LC-1/5 Partial Failure
1962 αρ (041) 27.08.1962 Mariner 2 (P 38) Atlas-LV3 Agena-B CC LC-12
1962 ασ (042) 29.08.1962 KH-4 11 & RM 3 (Corona 49, Mission 9044) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-2
September
1962 ατ (043) 01.09.1962 Venera (2b) (2MV-1 #2, Sputnik 20) Molniya Ba LC-1/5 Partial Failure
1962 αυ (044) 01.09.1962 KH-5 6 (Argon 6, Corona 50, Mission 9042A, FTV 1132) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-5
1962 αφ (045) 12.09.1962 Venera (2c) (2MV-2 #1, Sputnik 21) Molniya Ba LC-1/5 Partial Failure
1962 αχ (046) 17.09.1962 KH-4 12 (Corona 51, Mission 9043, Grape Juice 3)
TRS 2 (ERS 2)
Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4
1962 αψ (047) 18.09.1962 TIROS 6 (A 51) Delta CC LC-17A
1962 αω (048) 27.09.1962 Kosmos 9 (Zenit-2 #5) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5
1962 βα (049) 29.09.1962 Alouette 1
TAVE
Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-1-1
1962 ββ (050) 29.09.1962 KH-4 13 & RM 4 (Corona 52, Mission 9045) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-2
October
1962 βγ (051) 02.10.1962 Explorer 14 (EPE B) Delta-A CC LC-17B
1962 βδ (052) 03.10.1962 Mercury MA-8 (Mercury 16, Sigma 7) Atlas-D Mercury CC LC-14
1962 βε (053) 09.10.1962 KH-5 7 (Argon 7, Corona 53, Mission 9046A, FTV 1134) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4
1962 βζ (054) 17.10.1962 Kosmos 10 (Zenit-2 #6) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5
1962 βη (055) 18.10.1962 Ranger 5 (P 36) Atlas-LV3 Agena-B CC LC-12
1962 βθ (056) 20.10.1962 Kosmos 11 (DS-A1 #1) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
1962 βι (057) 24.10.1962 Mars (1c) (2MV-4 #1, Sputnik 22) Molniya Ba LC-1/5 Partial Failure
1962-F08 25.10.1962 Kosmos (12) (1MS #2) Kosmos KY Mayak-2 Failure
1962 βκ (058) 26.10.1962 Star-Rad 1 (Corona 54) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-2
1962 βλ (059) 27.10.1962 Explorer 15 (EPE C) Delta-A CC LC-17B
1962 βμ (060) 31.10.1962 ANNA 1B Thor-DM21 Able-Star CC LC-17A
November
1962 βν (061) 01.11.1962 Mars 1 (2MV-4 #2, Sputnik 23) Molniya Ba LC-1/5
1962 βξ (062) 04.11.1962 Mars (2a) (2MV-3 #1, Sputnik 24) Molniya Ba LC-1/5 Partial Failure
1962 βο (063) 05.11.1962 KH-4 14 (Corona 55, Mission 9047) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4
1962 βπ (064) 11.11.1962 Samos-E6 5 (Samos 11)
TRS 1 (ERS 1)
Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-1
1962 βρ (065) 24.11.1962 KH-4 15 (Corona 56, Mission 9048, Plymouth Rock 1) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-4
December
1962 βσ (066) 04.12.1962 KH-4 16 (Corona 57, Mission 9049, Red Vino 1) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-2
1962 βτ (067) 13.12.1962 Poppy 3A (NRL-PL 120)
Poppy 3B (NRL-PL 121)
Injun 3
Surcal 2
Calsphere 1
Wild Bill 2
Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-1 Partial failure
1962 βυ (068) 13.12.1962 Relay 1 Delta-B CC LC-17A
1962 βφ (069) 14.12.1962 KH-4 17 (Corona 58, Mission 9050, Taki 3) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-3-5
1962 βχ (070) 16.12.1962 Explorer 16 (S 55b) Scout-X3 WI LA-3
1962-F09 17.12.1962 MIDAS 6
TRS 3 (ERS 3)
TRS 4 (ERS 4)
Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-2 Failure
1962 βψ (071) 19.12.1962 Transit-5A 1 Scout-X3 Va LC-D
1962 βω (072) 22.12.1962 Kosmos 12 (Zenit-2 #7) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5

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
KY = Kapustin Yar (GTsP-4, GTsMP-4), Volgograd, USSR USSR
Va = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA
WI = Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA USA
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