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Orbital launches in 1960

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Launches by launch sites

* for airborne launches the take off site of the carrier aircraft is considered


United States
Launch sites:

Cape Canaveral16


1960-02-04VandenbergThor-Agena Thor DM-18A Agena AKH-1 6 (Discoverer 9)failure
1960-02-19VandenbergThor-Agena Thor DM-18A Agena AKH-1 7 (Discoverer 10)failure
1960-02-26Cape CanaveralAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena AMIDAS 1failure
1960-03-11Cape CanaveralThor-Able Thor DM-18 Able IVPioneer 5success
1960-03-23Cape CanaveralJuno-2 Explorer S-46failure
1960-04-01Cape CanaveralThor-Able Thor DM-18 Able IITIROS 1success
1960-04-13Cape CanaveralThor-Able-Star Thor DM-21A AblestarTransit 1B / Solrad-Dummysuccess
1960-04-15BaikonurLuna 8K72Luna Ye-3 #1failure
1960-04-15VandenbergThor-Agena Thor DM-18A Agena AKH-1 8 (Discoverer 11)success
1960-04-16BaikonurLuna 8K72Luna Ye-3 #2failure
1960-05-13Cape CanaveralThor-Delta Thor DM-19 DeltaEcho 1failure
1960-05-15BaikonurVostok 8K72Korabl-Sputnik 1 (Sputnik 4, Vostok-1KP #1)success
1960-05-24Cape CanaveralAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena AMIDAS 2success
1960-06-22Cape CanaveralThor-Able-Star Thor DM-21A AblestarTransit 2A / Grab 1 (Solrad 1)success
1960-06-29VandenbergThor-Agena Thor DM-18A Agena ADiscoverer 12 (Corona 12)failure
1960-07-28BaikonurVostok 8K72Vostok-1K #1failure
1960-08-10VandenbergThor-Agena Thor DM-18A Agena ADiscoverer 13 (Corona 13, Soctop 1)success
1960-08-12Cape CanaveralThor-Delta Thor DM-19 DeltaEcho 1Asuccess
1960-08-18Cape CanaveralThor-Able-Star Thor DM-21A AblestarCourier 1Afailure
1960-08-18VandenbergThor-Agena Thor DM-18A Agena AKH-1 9 (Discoverer 14)success
1960-08-19BaikonurVostok 8K72Korabl-Sputnik 2 (Sputnik 5, Vostok-1K #2)success
1960-09-13VandenbergThor-Agena Thor DM-18A Agena AKH-1 10 (Discoverer 15)success
1960-09-25Cape CanaveralAtlas-Able Atlas-D AblePioneer P 30failure
1960-10-04Cape CanaveralThor-Able-Star Thor DM-21A AblestarCourier 1Bsuccess
1960-10-10BaikonurMolniya 8K78 Mars 1M 1failure
1960-10-11VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena ASamos-E1 1 (Samos 1) / Samos-F1 1failure
1960-10-14BaikonurMolniya 8K78 Mars 1M 2failure
1960-10-26VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-2 1 (Discoverer 16)failure
1960-11-03Cape CanaveralJuno-2 Explorer 8success
1960-11-12VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-2 2 (Discoverer 17)success
1960-11-23Cape CanaveralThor-Delta Thor DM-19 DeltaTIROS 2success
1960-11-30Cape CanaveralThor-Able-Star Thor DM-21A AblestarTransit 3A / Grab (2) (Solrad 2)failure
1960-12-01BaikonurVostok 8K72Korabl-Sputnik 3 (Sputnik 6, Vostok-1K #3)success
1960-12-04Wallops IslandScout X-1 Explorer S 56failure
1960-12-07VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-2 3 (Discoverer 18)success
1960-12-15Cape CanaveralAtlas-Able Atlas-D AblePioneer P 31failure
1960-12-20VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BRM 1 (Discoverer 19)success
1960-12-22BaikonurVostok K 8K72KVostok-1K #4failure