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Orbital launches in 1962

Launches by month:
Launches by launch sites

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


1962-01-13VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-3 6 (Discoverer 37)failure
1962-01-24Cape CanaveralThor-Able-Star Thor DM-21A AblestarLOFTI 2 / SECOR (1) (EGRS (1)) / Poppy 1 (Solrad 4A) / Injun 2 / Surcal 1failure
1962-01-26Cape CanaveralAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BRanger 3success
1962-02-08Cape CanaveralThor-Delta Thor DM-19 DeltaTIROS 4success
1962-02-20Cape CanaveralAtlas D Mercury MA-6success
1962-02-21VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BP-102 Group 0-D (P-102 7151)pfailure
1962-02-27VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 1 (Discoverer 38)success
1962-03-07VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BSamos-E5 3 (Samos 6)success
1962-03-07Cape CanaveralThor-Delta Thor DM-19 DeltaOSO 1success
1962-03-16Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 1 (Sputnik 11) (DS-2 #1)success
1962-04-06Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 2 (Sputnik 12) (1MS #1)success
1962-04-09VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BMIDAS 5 / West Ford Dragsuccess
1962-04-18VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 2 (Discoverer 39)success
1962-04-23Cape CanaveralAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BRanger 4success
1962-04-24Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 3 (Sputnik 13) (2MS #1)success
1962-04-26VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BSamos-E6 1 (Samos 7)success
1962-04-26Cape CanaveralThor-Delta Thor DM-19 DeltaAriel 1 (UK 1)success
1962-04-26VandenbergScout X-2 Poppy 2 (Solrad 4B)failure
1962-04-26BaikonurVostok K 8K72KKosmos 4 (Sputnik 14) (Zenit-2 #2)success
1962-04-29VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 3success
1962-05-10Cape CanaveralThor-Able-Star Thor DM-21A AblestarANNA 1A failure
1962-05-15VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-5 5success
1962-05-24Cape CanaveralAtlas D Mercury MA-7success
1962-05-24VandenbergScout X-2M DSAP-1 F1failure
1962-05-28Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 5 (Sputnik 15) (2MS #2)success
1962-05-30VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 4success
1962-06-01BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Zenit-2 #3failure
1962-06-02VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 5 / OSCAR 2success
1962-06-17VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BSamos-E6 2 (Samos 8)success
1962-06-18VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BP-102 Group 2-D 1success
1962-06-19Cape CanaveralThor-Delta Thor DM-19 DeltaTIROS 5success
1962-06-23VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 6success
1962-06-28VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 7success
1962-06-30Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 6 (Sputnik 16) (DS-P1 #1)success
1962-07-10Cape CanaveralThor-Delta Thor DM-19 DeltaTelstar 1success
1962-07-18VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BSamos-E6 3 (Samos 9)success
1962-07-21VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 8success
1962-07-22Cape CanaveralAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BMariner 1failure
1962-07-28VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 9success
1962-07-28BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Kosmos 7 (Sputnik 17) (Zenit-2 #4)success
1962-08-02VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 10success
1962-08-05VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BSamos-E6 4 (Samos 10)success
1962-08-11BaikonurVostok K 8K72KVostok 3 (Vostok-3KA #5)success
1962-08-12BaikonurVostok K 8K72KVostok 4 (Vostok-3KA #6)success
1962-08-18Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 8 (Sputnik 18) (DS-K-8 #1)success
1962-08-23VandenbergScout X-2M DSAP-1 F2success
1962-08-25BaikonurMolniya 8K78 Venera 2MV-1 #3 (Sputnik 19)pfailure
1962-08-27Cape CanaveralAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BMariner 2success
1962-08-29VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 11success
1962-09-01BaikonurMolniya 8K78 Venera 2MV-1 #4 (Sputnik 20)pfailure
1962-09-01VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-5 6success
1962-09-12BaikonurMolniya 8K78 Venera 2MV-2 #1 (Sputnik 21)pfailure
1962-09-17VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 12 / TRS 2 (ERS 2)success
1962-09-18Cape CanaveralThor-Delta Thor DM-19 DeltaTIROS 6success
1962-09-27BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Kosmos 9 (Zenit-2 #5)success
1962-09-29VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BAlouette 1 / TAVEsuccess
1962-09-29VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 13success
1962-10-02Cape CanaveralDelta A Explorer 14 (EPE B)success
1962-10-03Cape CanaveralAtlas D Mercury MA-8success
1962-10-09VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-5 7success
1962-10-17BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Kosmos 10 (Zenit-2 #6)success
1962-10-18Cape CanaveralAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BRanger 5success
1962-10-20Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 11 (DS-A1 #1)success
1962-10-24BaikonurMolniya 8K78 Mars 2MV-4 1 (Sputnik 22)pfailure
1962-10-25Kapustin YarKosmos 63S11MS #2failure
1962-10-26VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DStar-Rad 1success
1962-10-27Cape CanaveralDelta A Explorer 15 (EPE C)success
1962-10-31Cape CanaveralThor-Able-Star Thor DM-21A AblestarANNA 1Bsuccess
1962-11-01BaikonurMolniya 8K78 Mars 1 (Sputnik 23)success
1962-11-04BaikonurMolniya 8K78 Mars 2MV-3 1 (Sputnik 24)pfailure
1962-11-05VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 14success
1962-11-11VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BSamos-E6 5 (Samos 11) / TRS 1success
1962-11-24VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BKH-4 15success
1962-12-04VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 16success
1962-12-13Cape CanaveralDelta B Relay 1success
1962-12-13VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DPoppy 3A / Poppy 3B / Injun 3 / Surcal 2 / Calsphere 1 / Wild Bill 2pfailure
1962-12-14VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 17success
1962-12-16Wallops IslandScout X-3 Explorer 16 (S 55b)pfailure
1962-12-17VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BMIDAS 6 / TRS 3 / TRS 4failure
1962-12-19VandenbergScout X-3 Transit-5A 1success
1962-12-22BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Kosmos 12 (Zenit-2 #7)success