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1957 In Spaceflight

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1957 In Spaceflight


Contents

  • Launches 1
    • January 1.1
    • February 1.2
    • March 1.3
    • April 1.4
    • May 1.5
    • June 1.6
    • July 1.7
    • August 1.8
    • September 1.9
    • October 1.10
    • November 1.11
    • December 1.12
  • Orbital launch summary 2
    • By country 2.1
    • By rocket 2.2
    • By launch site 2.3
    • By orbit 2.4
  • References 3
    • Footnotes 3.1

Launches

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January

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|rowspan=3|19 January |colspan=2|R-5M Pobeda |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:19 January" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Nuclear test|| rowspan=1 | 19 January|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|26 January |colspan=2|PGM-17 Thor DM-18 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-17B |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:26 January" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 26 January|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Maiden launch of Thor missile, exploded on launch pad |-

|rowspan=2|29 January |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:29 January" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 29 January|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |-

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February

|- |rowspan=3|2 February
08:05 |colspan=2|Aerobee AJ10-34 |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:Firefly, Decay:2 February" |Firefly |US Air Force |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 2 February|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 143 kilometres (89 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|7 February |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:7 February" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 7 February|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 107 kilometres (66 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|14 February |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:14 February" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 14 February|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 141 kilometres (88 mi) |-

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March

|- |rowspan=3|1 March
21:51 |colspan=2|PGM-19 Jupiter |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-5 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:1 March" | |ABMA |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 1 March|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 14 kilometres (8.7 mi), maiden flight of Jupiter missile, overheated and disintegrated |-

|rowspan=3|1 March |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:1 March" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 1 March|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 151 kilometres (94 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|11 March |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:11 March" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 11 March|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 134 kilometres (83 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|21 March |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:21 March" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 21 March|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 103 kilometres (64 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|25 March |colspan=2|R-11M Zemlya |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:25 March" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 25 March|| rowspan=1 | Unknown |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|29 March
04:51 |colspan=2|Aerobee RTV-N-10c |colspan=2|White Sands LC-35 |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:29 March" | |NRL |Suborbital |UV astronomy|| rowspan=1 | 29 March|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 135 kilometres (84 mi) |-

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April

|- |rowspan=3|11 April
16:31 |colspan=2|Aerobee-150 (Hi) |colspan=2|White Sands LC-35 |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:11 April" | |NRL |Suborbital |Technology|| rowspan=1 | 11 April|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 204 kilometres (127 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|11 April |colspan=2|R-11M Zemlya |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:11 April" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 11 April|| rowspan=1 | Unknown |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|12 April |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:12 April" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 12 April|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|13 April |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:13 April" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 13 April|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|14 April |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:14 April" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 14 April|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|20 April
04:33 |colspan=2|PGM-17 Thor DM-18 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-17B |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:20 April" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 20 April|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Destroyed by range safety after console error gave erroneous indications that the missile was off course |-

|rowspan=3|26 April
20:12 |colspan=2|PGM-19 Jupiter |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-5 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:26 April" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 26 April|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 18 kilometres (11 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|30 April
15:10 |colspan=2|Aerobee-150 (Hi) |colspan=2|White Sands LC-35 |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:30 April" | |NRL |Suborbital |Meteorite research|| rowspan=1 | 30 April|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 289 kilometres (180 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|April |colspan=2|R-11M Zemlya |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Unknown |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi) |-

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May

|- |rowspan=3|1 May
06:29 |colspan=2|Viking |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-18A |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:1 May" | |US Navy |Suborbital |Technology|| rowspan=1 | 1 May|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 195 kilometres (121 mi), final flight of Viking |-

|rowspan=3|3 May
14:04 |colspan=2|Aerobee-150 (Hi) |colspan=2|White Sands LC-35 |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:Sunfollower, Decay:3 May" |Sunfollower |NRL |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 3 May|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 204 kilometres (127 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|15 May
07:55 |colspan=2|Jupiter-C |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-6 |colspan=2|ABMA |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:15 May" | |ABMA |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 15 May|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 655 kilometres (407 mi), gyroscope malfunctioned 134 seconds after launch, missed landing point by 778 kilometres (483 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|15 May
16:01 |colspan=2|R-7 Semyorka |colspan=2|Baikonur Site 1/5 |colspan=2|MVS |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:15 May" | |MVS |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 15 May|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Maiden flight of R-7 and first launch of an ICBM. Engine fire in Block D booster rocket at liftoff, followed by premature separation 98 seconds after launch. Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|16 May
02:14 |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:16 May" | |OKB-1/AN |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 16 May|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|16 May
03:18 |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:16 May" | |OKB-1/AN |Suborbital |Missile test
Biological|| rowspan=1 | 16 May|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|22 May
03:00 |colspan=2|PGM-17 Thor DM-18 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-17B |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:22 May" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 22 May|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Exploded on pad after valve malfunction caused pressure build up |-

|rowspan=3|24 May |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:24 May" | |OKB-1/AN |Suborbital |Missile test
Biological|| rowspan=1 | 24 May|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|31 May
18:08 |colspan=2|PGM-19 Jupiter |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-5 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:31 May" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 31 May|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi) |-

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June

|- |rowspan=3|7 June |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:7 June" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Target|| rowspan=1 | 7 June|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|10 June |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:10 June" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Target|| rowspan=1 | 10 June|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|11 June
19:37 |colspan=2|SM-65A Atlas |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-14 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:NA" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | +23 seconds|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Maiden flight of Atlas missile, destroyed by range safety after fuel system malfunction, apogee: 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|18 June
14:00 |colspan=2|Aerobee-150 (Hi) |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:18 June" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 18 June|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 171 kilometres (106 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|22 June |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:22 June" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Target|| rowspan=1 | 22 June|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|22 June |colspan=2|R-12 Dvina |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:22 June" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 22 June|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi), maiden flight of R-12 |-

|rowspan=3|23 June |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:23 June" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Target|| rowspan=1 | 23 June|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|25 June
14:07 |colspan=2|Aerobee-150 (Hi) |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:25 June" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 25 June|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 202 kilometres (126 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|27 June |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:27 June" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 27 June|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|28 June |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:28 June" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Target|| rowspan=1 | 28 June|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|29 June |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:29 June" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Target|| rowspan=1 | 29 June|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

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July

|- |rowspan=3|3 July
09:28 |colspan=2|Nike-Deacon |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:3 July" | |NRL |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 3 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|4 July
17:15:40 |colspan=2|Aerobee-150 (Hi) |colspan=2|Fort Churchill |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:4 July" | |NRL |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 4 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 237 kilometres (147 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|4 July |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:4 July" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Target|| rowspan=1 | 4 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|5 July
05:17:56 |colspan=2|Aerobee-150 (Hi) |colspan=2|Fort Churchill |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:5 July" | |NRL |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 5 July|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|5 July |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:5 July" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Target|| rowspan=1 | 5 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|12 July
12:53 |colspan=2|R-7 Semyorka |colspan=2|Baikonur Site 1/5 |colspan=2|MVS |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:12 July" | |MVS |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 12 July|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Control system short-circuited resulting in loss of control, boosters fell off 33 seconds after launch, apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|15 July
14:23 |colspan=2|Nike-Deacon |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:15 July" | |NRL |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 15 July|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 28 kilometres (17 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|16 July |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:16 July" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 16 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|16 July |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:16 July" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Meteorite research|| rowspan=1 | 16 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|18 July |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:18 July" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Meteorite research|| rowspan=1 | 18 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|19 July |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:19 July" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 19 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|22 July |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:22 July" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 22 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 114 kilometres (71 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|23 July
16:29 |colspan=2|Nike-Deacon |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:23 July" | |NRL |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 23 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 129 kilometres (80 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|29 July
21:59 |colspan=2|Aerobee-150 (Hi) |colspan=2|Fort Churchill |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:29 July" | |NRL |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 29 July|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 210 kilometres (130 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|30 July
18:10 |colspan=2|Nike-Cajun |colspan=2|Fort Churchill |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:30 July" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 30 July|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 25 kilometres (16 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|July |colspan=2|R-12 Dvina |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|July |colspan=2|R-12 Dvina |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|July |colspan=2|R-12 Dvina |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi) |-

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August

|- |rowspan=3|5 August
11:53 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-1 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:5 August" | |SUI |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 5 August
11:53|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|5 August
12:20 |colspan=2|Nike-Deacon |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:5 August" | |NRL |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 5 August|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|5 August
16:59 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-2 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:5 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 5 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|6 August
10:52 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-3 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:6 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 6 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 116 kilometres (72 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|6 August
15:30 |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:6 August" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 6 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 143 kilometres (89 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|6 August
16:03 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-4 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:6 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 6 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 117 kilometres (73 mi) |-

|rowspan=2|7 August
03:28 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-5 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:7 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 7 August|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |-

|rowspan=2|7 August
22:04 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-6 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:7 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 7 August|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |-

|rowspan=3|8 August
06:59 |colspan=2|Jupiter-C |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-6 |colspan=2|ABMA |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:8 August" | |ABMA |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 8 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 460 kilometres (290 mi), re-entry vehicle recovered |-

|rowspan=3|8 August
07:17 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-7 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:8 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 8 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 132 kilometres (82 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|8 August |colspan=2|R-11M Zemlya |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:8 August" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 8 August|| rowspan=1 | Unknown |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|9 August |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:9 August" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 9 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|10 August
05:07 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-8 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:10 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 10 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 117 kilometres (73 mi) |-

|rowspan=2|11 August
05:16 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-10 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:11 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 11 August|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |-

|rowspan=3|11 August
20:30 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-11 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:11 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 11 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=2|12 August
07:48 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-12 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:12 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 12 August|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |-

|rowspan=3|12 August
13:55 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-13 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:12 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 12 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|13 August
01:58 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-14 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:13 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 13 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|13 August |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:SOI, Decay:13 August" |SOI |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 13 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|14 August
08:06 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-15 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:14 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 14 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|14 August
20:00 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Plymouth Rock, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 01 LP-17 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:14 August" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 14 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 130 kilometres (81 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|16 August |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:16 August" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 16 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|21 August
21:25 |colspan=2|R-7 Semyorka |colspan=2|Baikonur Site 1/5 |colspan=2|MVS |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:21 August" | |MVS |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 21 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | First successful R-7 launch. Apogee: 1,350 kilometres (840 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|23 August
21:54 |colspan=2|Nike-Cajun |colspan=2|Fort Churchill |colspan=2|US Army |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:23 August" | |BRL |Suborbital |Test flight|| rowspan=1 | 23 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 114 kilometres (71 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|24 August
06:00 |colspan=2|Nike-Cajun |colspan=2|Fort Churchill |colspan=2|US Army |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:24 August" | |US Army |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 24 August|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|25 August
02:23 |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:25 August" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 25 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 206 kilometres (128 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|25 August
03:27 |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:25 August" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 25 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 208 kilometres (129 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|27 August
08:54 |colspan=2|Nike-Deacon |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:27 August" | |US Navy |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 27 August|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|28 August
21:02 |colspan=2|PGM-19 Jupiter |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-26A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:28 August" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 28 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|29 August
14:12 |colspan=2|Nike-Deacon |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:29 August" | |US Navy |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 29 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|30 August |colspan=2|PGM-17 Thor DM-18 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-17A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:NA" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | +92 seconds|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Disintegrated 92 seconds after launch |-

|rowspan=3|31 August
04:57 |colspan=2|Nike-Cajun |colspan=2|Fort Churchill |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:31 August" | |NRL |Suborbital |Auroral|| rowspan=1 | 31 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 115 kilometres (71 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|31 August
05:30 |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:31 August" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Ionospheric
Biological|| rowspan=1 | 31 August|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 185 kilometres (115 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|August |colspan=2|R-11M Zemlya |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Unknown |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|August |colspan=2|R-12 Dvina |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|August |colspan=2|R-12 Dvina |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi) |-

|colspan=8|

September

|- |rowspan=3|1 September
22:28 |colspan=2|Aerobee-150 (Hi) |colspan=2|Fort Churchill |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:1 September" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 1 September|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 160 kilometres (99 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|2 September |colspan=2|R-11M Zemlya |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:2 September" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 2 September|| rowspan=1 | Unknown |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|3 September |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:3 September" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 3 September|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|7 September
11:39 |colspan=2|R-7 Semyorka |colspan=2|Baikonur Site 1/5 |colspan=2|MVS |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:7 September" | |MVS |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 7 September|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 1,350 kilometres (840 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|9 September
15:50 |colspan=2|R-2A |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:9 September" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Ionospheric
Biological|| rowspan=1 | 9 September|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 212 kilometres (132 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|12 September
16:20 |colspan=2|Nike-Deacon |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:12 September" | |US Navy |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 12 September|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) |-

|rowspan=2|15 September
13:27 |colspan=2|Nike-Deacon |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:15 September" | |US Navy |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 15 September|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |-

|rowspan=3|18 September
18:42 |colspan=2|Nike-Deacon |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:18 September" | |US Navy |Suborbital |Solar|| rowspan=1 | 18 September|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 21 kilometres (13 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|19 September
16:30 |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:19 September" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 19 September|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi), released caesium |-

|rowspan=3|20 September |colspan=2|PGM-17 Thor DM-18 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-17B |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:20 September" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 20 September|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | First successful Thor launch, apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|21 September |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:21 September" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 21 September|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|25 September
19:57 |colspan=2|SM-65A Atlas |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-14 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:25 September" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 25 September|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Destroyed by range safety following fuel system malfunction, apogee: 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|25 September |colspan=2|Farside |colspan=2|Eniwetak |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:25 September" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 25 September|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi), maiden flight of Farside, stage zero malfunction |-

|rowspan=3|26 September
17:05 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 02 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:26 September" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 26 September|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|26 September
20:00 |colspan=2|Nike-Asp |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:26 September" | |US Navy |Suborbital |Test flight|| rowspan=1 | 26 September|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|27 September
13:12 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 03 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:27 September" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 27 September|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 119 kilometres (74 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|September |colspan=2|R-12 Dvina |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 402 kilometres (250 mi) |-

|colspan=8|

October

|- |rowspan=3|1 October |colspan=2|WRE |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:1 October" | |WRE |Suborbital |Test flight|| rowspan=1 | 1 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi), maiden flight of Long Tom, first Australian spaceflight |-

|rowspan=2|3 October
17:13 |colspan=2|PGM-17 Thor DM-18 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-17A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:3 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 3 October|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |-

|rowspan=3|3 October |colspan=2|Farside |colspan=2|Eniwetak |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:3 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 3 October|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 800 kilometres (500 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|4 October
19:16 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Atlantic Launch Site 04 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:4 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 4 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|4 October
19:28:34 |colspan=2|Sputnik-PS (8K71PS) |colspan=2|Baikonur Site 1/5 |colspan=2|MVS |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:Sputnik 1 (PS-1), Decay:4 January 1958" |Sputnik 1 (PS-1) |MVS |Low Earth |Technology|| rowspan=1 | 4 January 1958|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | First orbital launch, first artificial satellite of Earth, maiden flight of Sputnik rocket |-

|rowspan=3|7 October |colspan=2|Farside |colspan=2|Eniwetak |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:7 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 7 October|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 700 kilometres (430 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|11 October
16:33 |colspan=2|PGM-17 Thor DM-18 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-17B |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:11 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 11 October|| rowspan=1 | Partial launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi), turbopump gearbox malfunctioned, still met primary test objectives |-

|rowspan=3|11 October |colspan=2|Farside |colspan=2|Eniwetak |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:11 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 11 October|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 30 kilometres (19 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|13 October
18:15 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 05 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:13 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 13 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|14 October
01:04 |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:14 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Meteorite research|| rowspan=1 | 14 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|14 October
21:16 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 06 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:14 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 14 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|16 October
20:02 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 07 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:16 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 16 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|17 October
00:09 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 08 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:17 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 17 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|17 October
02:18 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 09 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:17 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 17 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|17 October
20:01 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 10 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:17 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 17 October|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 41 kilometres (25 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|17 October
23:44 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 11 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:17 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 17 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 127 kilometres (79 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|18 October
09:35 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 12 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:18 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 18 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|18 October
19:43 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 13 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:18 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 18 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 121 kilometres (75 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|18 October
23:43 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 14 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:18 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 18 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 121 kilometres (75 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|19 October
18:50 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 15 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:19 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 19 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 122 kilometres (76 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|20 October
01:06 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 16 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:20 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 20 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 104 kilometres (65 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|20 October
03:57 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 17 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:20 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 20 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|20 October
20:11 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 18 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:20 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 20 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|20 October |colspan=2|Farside |colspan=2|Eniwetak |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:20 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 20 October|| rowspan=1 | Spacecraft failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 5,000 kilometres (3,100 mi), returned no data due to transmitter malfunction[1] |-

|rowspan=3|22 October |colspan=2|Farside |colspan=2|Eniwetak |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:22 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 22 October|| rowspan=1 | Spacecraft failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 5,000 kilometres (3,100 mi), returned no data due to transmitter malfunction[1] |-

|rowspan=3|22 October
22:31 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 19 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:22 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 22 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|23 October
01:07 |colspan=2|PGM-19 Jupiter |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-26B |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:23 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 23 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|23 October
19:22:54 |colspan=2|Vanguard |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-18A |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:23 October" | |US Navy |Suborbital |Test flight|| rowspan=1 | 23 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Maiden flight of Vanguard, battleship upper stages, apogee: 175 kilometres (109 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|23 October |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:23 October" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 23 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|23 October |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:23 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 23 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|24 October
16:32 |colspan=2|PGM-17 Thor DM-18 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-17A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:24 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 24 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|24 October |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:24 October" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 24 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|25 October |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:25 October" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 25 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|26 October
19:47 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 20 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:26 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 26 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|27 October
02:46 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 21 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:27 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 27 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|29 October
00:13 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 22 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:29 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 29 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|30 October
21:40 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 23 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:30 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 30 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|31 October
00:29 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 24 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:31 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 31 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|31 October
19:51 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 25 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:31 October" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 31 October|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|colspan=8|

November

|- |rowspan=3|1 November
01:00 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 26 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:1 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 1 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|3 November
02:30:42 |colspan=2|Sputnik-PS (8K71PS) |colspan=2|Baikonur Site 1/5 |colspan=2|MVS |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:Sputnik 2 (PS-2), Decay:14 April 1958" |Sputnik 2 (PS-2) |MVS |Low Earth |Biological|| rowspan=1 | 14 April 1958|| rowspan=1 | Partial launch failure
Partial spacecraft failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Carried Laika, the first animal in orbit. Spacecraft failed to separate from rocket and Laika died prior to completion of experiments. Final flight of Sputnik-PS. |-

|rowspan=3|3 November
20:08 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 27 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:3 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 3 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|3 November
23:24 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 28 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:3 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 3 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|4 November
01:41 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 29 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:4 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 4 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|4 November
03:47 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 30 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:4 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 4 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|4 November
07:16 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 31 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:4 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 4 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|4 November
18:52 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 32 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:4 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 4 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|5 November
01:25 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 33 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:5 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 5 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|5 November
21:59 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 35 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:5 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 5 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|7 November
16:05 |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:7 November" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 7 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|8 November
14:57 |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:8 November" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 8 November|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|8 November
20:43 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 36 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:8 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 8 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 110 kilometres (68 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|8 November
23:15 |colspan=2|Loki Rockoon |colspan=2|USS Glacier, IGY Pacific Launch Site 37 |colspan=2|SUI |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:8 November" | |SUI |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 8 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 110 kilometres (68 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|8 November |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:8 November" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 8 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|9 November
16:54 |colspan=2|A-1 |colspan=2|Kapustin Yar |colspan=2|OKB-1 |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:9 November" | |OKB-1 |Suborbital |Ionospheric
Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 9 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 330 kilometres (210 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|10 November |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:10 November" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 10 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|13 November
11:52 |colspan=2|Skylark-1 |colspan=2|Woomera LA-2 |colspan=2|RAE |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:13 November" | |RAE |Suborbital ||| rowspan=1 | 13 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 127 kilometres (79 mi), first British spaceflight |-

|rowspan=3|15 November |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:15 November" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 15 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|19 November
16:29:56 |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:Smoke Puff, Decay:19 November" |Smoke Puff |US Air Force |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 19 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 121 kilometres (75 mi), released potassium nitrate and aluminium |-

|rowspan=3|26 November |colspan=2|Aerobee |colspan=2|Holloman LC-A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:26 November" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 26 November|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|27 November
02:10 |colspan=2|PGM-19 Jupiter |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-26B |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:27 November" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 27 November|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi) |-

|colspan=8|

December

|- |rowspan=3|6 December
16:44:35 |colspan=2|Vanguard TV3 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-18A |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:6.5in Satellite 1, Decay:NA" |6.5in Satellite 1 |NRL |Intended: Medium Earth |Geodesy|| rowspan=1 | +2 seconds|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | First all up Vanguard test, first US orbital launch attempt, and first outright orbital failure of an orbital launch attempt. Exploded on launch pad after loss of thrust |-

|rowspan=3|7 December
22:11 |colspan=2|PGM-17 Thor DM-18 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-17B |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:7 December" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 7 December|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|10 December
17:35 |colspan=2|Nike-Cajun |colspan=2|White Sands |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:10 December" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Ionospheric|| rowspan=1 | 10 December|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 145 kilometres (90 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|10 December
18:10 |colspan=2|Nike-Asp |colspan=2|San Nicolas |colspan=2|US Navy |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:10 December" | |US Navy |Suborbital |Test flight|| rowspan=1 | 10 December|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 169 kilometres (105 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|10 December
21:36 |colspan=2|Nike-Cajun |colspan=2|Fort Churchill |colspan=2|US Army |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:10 December" | |US Army |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 10 December|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|11 December |colspan=2|X-17 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-3 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:11 December" | |US Navy |Suborbital |REV test|| rowspan=1 | 11 December|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|16 December
00:38 |colspan=2|Nike-Cajun |colspan=2|Fort Churchill |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:16 December" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Aeronomy|| rowspan=1 | 16 December|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|17 December
17:39 |colspan=2|SM-65A Atlas |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-14 |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:17 December" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 17 December|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | First successful Atlas launch, apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|19 December
00:07 |colspan=2|PGM-19 Jupiter |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-26B |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:27 November" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 27 November|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 92 kilometres (57 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|19 December
20:12 |colspan=2|PGM-17 Thor DM-18 |colspan=2|Cape Canaveral LC-17A |colspan=2|US Air Force |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay:19 December" | |US Air Force |Suborbital |Missile test|| rowspan=1 | 19 December|| rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 520 kilometres (320 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|23 December |colspan=2|Nike-Cajun |colspan=2|Wallops Island |colspan=2|NACA |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName: HUGO, Decay:23 December" | HUGO |NACA |Suborbital |Aeronomy
Imaging|| rowspan=1 | 23 December|| rowspan=1 | Launch failure |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|Unknown |colspan=2|Terrapin |colspan=2|Wallops Island |colspan=2|NACA |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |NACA |Suborbital |Test flight|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|Unknown |colspan=2|Terrapin |colspan=2|Wallops Island |colspan=2|NACA |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |NACA |Suborbital |Test flight|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|Unknown |colspan=2|Terrapin |colspan=2|Wallops Island |colspan=2|NACA |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |NACA |Suborbital |Test flight|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

|rowspan=3|Unknown |colspan=2|Terrapin |colspan=2|Wallops Island |colspan=2|NACA |- bgcolor="#e8eeee" debug="SCName:none, Decay: " | |NACA |Suborbital |Test flight|| rowspan=1 |  || rowspan=1 | Successful |- |- bgcolor="#e9e4e4" | colspan=6 | Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi) |-

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Orbital launch summary

By country

Country Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
}]] Soviet Union 2 1 0 1 First orbital launch
}]] United States 1 0 1 0

By rocket

Rocket Country Type Family Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Sputnik-PS 8K71PS }]] Soviet Union Sputnik R-7 2 1 0 1 Maiden and final flights
Vanguard }]] United States Vanguard Viking 1 0 1 0 Maiden flight

By launch site

Site Country Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Baikonur }]] Soviet Union 2 1 0 1
Cape Canaveral }]] United States 1 0 1 0

By orbit

Orbital regime Launches Successes Failures Accidentally
Achieved
Remarks
Failed to orbit 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A 1
Low Earth 2 2 0 0
Medium Earth 1 0 1 0

References

Footnotes

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