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Orbital Launches of 1963

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ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
1963-001 04.01.1963 Luna (4c) (Sputnik 25, Ye-6 №2) Molniya (E6) Ba LC-1/5 Partial Failure
1963-002 07.01.1963 KH-4 18 (Corona 59, Mission 9051, New Jersey 2, OPS 0048, FTV 1157) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-1
1963-003 16.01.1963 P-698BK Group 1-D 1 (P-698BK 7153, OPS 0180) Thor-DM21 Agena-B Va 75-3-5
February
1963-F01 03.02.1963 Luna (4d) (Ye-6 №3) Molniya (E6) Ba LC-1/5 Failure
1963-004 14.02.1963 Syncom 1 Delta-B CC LC-17B
1963-005 19.02.1963 DSAP-1 F3 (P-35 3, OPS 0240, FTV 0240) Scout-X3M Va LC-D
1963-F02 28.02.1963 KH-4 19 (Corona 60, Mission 9052, Red Vino 2, OPS 0583) Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va 75-3-5 Failure
March
1963-F03 18.03.1963 KH-6 1 (Lanyard 1, Corona 61, Mission 8001, OPS 0627)
Hitchhiker (1) (P-11 1)
Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va 75-3-4 Failure
1963-006 21.03.1963 Kosmos 13 (Zenit-2 #8) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5
April
1963-007 01.04.1963 KH-4 20 (Corona 62, Mission 9053, OPS 0720, FTV 1660) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-3-5
1963-008 02.04.1963 Luna 4 (Ye-6 №4) Molniya (E6) Ba LC-1/5
1963-009 03.04.1963 Explorer 17 (AE A) Delta-B CC LC-17B
1963-F04 05.04.1963 Transit-5A 2 Scout-X3 Va LC-D Failure
1963-F05 06.04.1963 Kosmos (14) (DS-P1 #2) Kosmos KY Mayak-2 Failure
1963-010 13.04.1963 Kosmos 14 (Omega #1) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
1963-011 22.04.1963 Kosmos 15 (Zenit-2 #9) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5
1963-F06 26.04.1963 DSAP-1 F4 (P-35 4, OPS 1298) Scout-X2M Va LC-D Failure
1963-F07 26.04.1963 KH-5 8 (Argon 8, Corona 63, Mission 9055A, OPS 1008) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-1 Failure
1963-012 28.04.1963 Kosmos 16 (Zenit-2 #10) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5
May
1963-013 07.05.1963 Telstar 2 Delta-B CC LC-17B
1963-014 09.05.1963 MIDAS 7
DASH 1
TRS 5 (ERS 5)
TRS 6 (ERS 6)

West Ford 2
Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-2
1963-015 15.05.1963 Mercury MA-9 (Mercury 20, Faith 7)
Flashing Light Capsule
Balloon Subsat 2
Atlas-D Mercury CC LC-14
1963-016 18.05.1963 KH-6 2 (Lanyard 2, Corona 64, Mission 8002, OPS 0924, FTV 1165) Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va 75-3-5
1963-017 22.05.1963 Kosmos 17 (DS-A1 #2) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
1963-018 24.05.1963 Kosmos 18 (Zenit-2 #11) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5
June
1963-F08 01.06.1963 Kosmos (19a) (DS-MT #(1)) Kosmos KY Mayak-2 Failure
1963-F09 12.06.1963 MIDAS 8
TRS 7 (ERS 7)
TRS 8 (ERS 8)
Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-2 Failure
1963-019 12.06.1963 KH-4 21 (Corona 65, Mission 9054, Wild Bill 3, OPS 0954) Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va 75-3-4
1963-020 14.06.1963 Vostok 5 (Vostok-3KA #7) Vostok-K Ba LC-1/5
1963-021 15.06.1963 Poppy 4A (NRL-PL 110, Solrad 6)
Poppy 4B (NRL-PL 112)
Poppy 4C (NRL-PL 130, RADOSE)
LOFTI 2A
Surcal 3
Wild Bill 4
Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-1 Partial failure
1963-022 16.06.1963 Transit-5A 3 Scout-X3 Va LC-D
1963-023 16.06.1963 Vostok 6 (Vostok-3KA #8) Vostok-K Ba LC-1/5
1963-024 19.06.1963 TIROS 7 (A 52) Delta-B CC LC-17B
1963-025 27.06.1963 KH-4 22 (Corona 66, Mission 9056, OPS 0999)
Hitchhiker 1 (P-11 2)
Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va 75-1-2
1963-026 28.06.1963 GRS (CRL 1) Scout-X4 WI LA-3
1963-027 29.06.1963 P-698BK Group 1-D 2 (P-698BK 7154, Plymouth Rock 2, OPS 1440) Thor-SLV2A Agena-B Va 75-3-5
July
1963-F10 10.07.1963 Kosmos (19b) (Zenit-2 #12) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5 Pre-launch Failure
1963-028 12.07.1963 KH-7 1 (Gambit-1 1, Mission 4001, OPS 1467) Atlas-LV3 Agena-D Va LC-2-3
1963-029 19.07.1963 KH-4 23 (Corona 67, Mission 9057, OPS 1266) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-1
1963-030 19.07.1963 MIDAS 9
DASH 2
TRS 9 (ERS 9)
TRS 10 (ERS 10)
Atlas-LV3 Agena-B Va LC-1-2
1963-031 26.07.1963 Syncom 2 Delta-B CC LC-17A
1963-032 31.07.1963 KH-6 3 (Lanyard 3, Corona 68, Mission 8003, OPS 1370) Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va 75-1-2
August
1963-033 06.08.1963 Kosmos 19 (DS-P1 #3) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
1963-F11 22.08.1963 Kosmos (20) (DS-A1 #(x)) Kosmos KY Mayak-2 Failure
1963-034 25.08.1963 KH-4A 1 (Corona 69, Mission 1001, OPS 1419) Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va 75-3-4
1963-035 29.08.1963 KH-5 9 (Argon 9, Corona 70, Mission 9058A, OPS 1561)
Lampo (0.1 Square Meter Target)
Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-3-5
September
1963-036 06.09.1963 KH-7 2 (Gambit-1 2, Mission 4002, OPS 1947) Atlas-LV3 Agena-D Va LC-2-3
1963-037 23.09.1963 KH-4A 2 (Corona 71, Mission 1002, OPS 1353) Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va 75-1-2
1963-F12 27.09.1963 DSAP-1 F5 (P-35 5, OPS 1610) Scout-X2B Va LC-D Failure
1963-038 28.09.1963 Transit 5BN-1
Transit 5E-1 (S/N 39)
Thor-DSV2A Able-Star Va 75-1-1
October
1963-039 17.10.1963 Vela 1
Vela 2

ERS 12
Atlas-LV3 Agena-D CC LC-13
1963-040 18.10.1963 Kosmos 20 (Zenit-2 #13) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5
1963-F13 24.10.1963 Kosmos (21) (DS-A1 #(x)) Kosmos KY Mayak-2 Failure
1963-041 25.10.1963 KH-7 3 (Gambit-1 3, Mission 4003, OPS 2196) Atlas-LV3 Agena-D Va LC-2-3
1963-042 29.10.1963 KH-5 10 (Argon 10, Corona 72, Mission 9059A, OPS 2437)
Pundit 1 (P-11 4001)
Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va 75-3-4
November
1963-043 01.11.1963 Polyot 1 (I1 1) 11A59 I1 Ba LC-31/6
1963-F14 09.11.1963 KH-4 24 & RM 5 (Corona 73, Mission 9060, OPS 2268) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va 75-1-2 Failure
1963-044 11.11.1963 Kosmos 21 (Zond (1a)) (3MV-1A #1) Molniya Ba LC-1/5
1963-045 16.11.1963 Kosmos 22 (Zenit-4 #1) Voskhod Ba LC-1/5
1963-046 27.11.1963 Explorer 18 (IMP A) Delta-B CC LC-17B
1963-047 27.11.1963 Centaur AC-2 Atlas-LV3C Centaur-B CC LC-36A
1963-048 27.11.1963 KH-4 25 (Corona 74, Mission 9061, Long John 2, OPS 2260) Thor-DM21 Agena-D Va LC-1-1
1963-F15 28.11.1963 Kosmos (23) (Zenit-2 #14) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5 Failure
December
1963-049 05.12.1963 Transit 5BN-2
Transit 5E-3 (S/N 41 ?)
Thor-DSV2A Able-Star Va 75-1-1
1963-050 13.12.1963 Kosmos 23 (Omega #2) Kosmos KY Mayak-2
1963-051 18.12.1963 KH-7 4 (Gambit-1 4, Mission 4004, OPS 2372) Atlas-LV3 Agena-D Va LC-2-3
1963-052 19.12.1963 Kosmos 24 (Zenit-2 #15) Vostok-2 Ba LC-1/5
1963-053 19.12.1963 Explorer 19 (AD A) Scout-X4 Va LC-D
1963-054 21.12.1963 TIROS 8 (A 53) Delta-B CC LC-17B
1963-055 21.12.1963 KH-4 26 (Corona 75, Mission 9062, Long John 1, OPS 1388)
Pundit 2 (P-11 4101)
Thor-SLV2A Agena-D Va 75-1-2

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
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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