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Orbital launches in 1963

Launches by month:
Launches by launch sites

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


United States


1963-01-04BaikonurMolniya 8K78/E6 Luna Ye-6 #2 (Sputnik 25)pfailure
1963-01-07VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 18success
1963-01-16VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-BP-698BK Group 1-D 1success
1963-02-03BaikonurMolniya 8K78/E6 Luna Ye-6 #3failure
1963-02-14Cape CanaveralDelta B Syncom 1success
1963-02-19VandenbergScout X-3M DSAP-1 F3success
1963-02-28VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena DKH-4 19failure
1963-03-18VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena DKH-6 1 / Hitchhiker (1)failure
1963-03-21BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Kosmos 13 (Zenit-2 #8)success
1963-04-01VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 20success
1963-04-02BaikonurMolniya 8K78/E6 Luna 4 (Luna Ye-6 #4)success
1963-04-03Cape CanaveralDelta B Explorer 17 (AE-A)success
1963-04-05VandenbergScout X-3 Transit-5A 2failure
1963-04-06Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1DS-P1 #2failure
1963-04-13Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 14 (Omega #1)success
1963-04-22BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Kosmos 15 (Zenit-2 #9)success
1963-04-26VandenbergScout X-2M DSAP-1 F4failure
1963-04-26VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-5 8failure
1963-04-28BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Kosmos 16 (Zenit-2 #10)success
1963-05-07Cape CanaveralDelta B Telstar 2success
1963-05-09VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BMIDAS 7 / DASH 1 / TRS 5 / TRS 6 / West Ford 2success
1963-05-15Cape CanaveralAtlas D Mercury MA-9success
1963-05-18VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena DKH-6 2success
1963-05-22Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 17 (DS-A1 #2)success
1963-05-24BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Kosmos 18 (Zenit-2 #11)success
1963-06-01Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1DS-MT #1failure
1963-06-12VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BMIDAS 8 / TRS 7 / TRS 8failure
1963-06-12VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena DKH-4 21success
1963-06-14BaikonurVostok K 8K72KVostok 5 (Vostok-3KA #7)success
1963-06-15VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DPoppy 4A (Solrad 6) / Poppy 4B / Poppy 4C (RADOSE) / LOFTI 2A / Surcal 3 / Wild Bill 4pfailure
1963-06-16VandenbergScout X-3 Transit-5A 3success
1963-06-16BaikonurVostok K 8K72KVostok 6 (Vostok-3KA #8)success
1963-06-19Cape CanaveralDelta B TIROS 7success
1963-06-27VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena DKH-4 22 / Hitchhiker 1success
1963-06-28Wallops IslandScout X-4 GRS (CRL 1)success
1963-06-29VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena-BP-698BK Group 1-D 2success
1963-07-10BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Zenit-2 #12failure
1963-07-12VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena DKH-7 1success
1963-07-19VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena BMIDAS 9 / DASH 2 / TRS 9 / TRS 10success
1963-07-19VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 23success
1963-07-26Cape CanaveralDelta B Syncom 2success
1963-07-31VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena DKH-6 3success
1963-08-06Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 19 (DS-P1 #3)success
1963-08-22Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1DS-A1 #3failure
1963-08-25VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena DKH-4A 1success
1963-08-29VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-5 9 / Lamposuccess
1963-09-06VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena DKH-7 2success
1963-09-23VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena DKH-4A 2success
1963-09-27VandenbergScout X-2B DSAP-1 F5failure
1963-09-28VandenbergThor-Able-Star Thor DSV-2A Ablestar IITransit 5BN-1 / Transit 5E-1success
1963-10-17Cape CanaveralAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena DVela 1 / Vela 2 / ERS 12success
1963-10-18BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Kosmos 20 (Zenit-2 #13)success
1963-10-24Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1DS-A1 #4failure
1963-10-25VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena DKH-7 3success
1963-10-29VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena DKH-5 10 / Pundit 1success
1963-11-01BaikonurPolyot 11A59Polyot 1 (I1 #1)success
1963-11-09VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 24failure
1963-11-11BaikonurMolniya 8K78 Kosmos 21 (Zond 3MV-1A / 2)pfailure
1963-11-16BaikonurVoskhod 11A57Kosmos 22 (Zenit-4 #1)success
1963-11-27Cape CanaveralAtlas-Centaur Atlas LV-3C / Centaur-BCentaur AC-2success
1963-11-27Cape CanaveralDelta C Explorer 18 (IMP 1)success
1963-11-27VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2 Agena-DKH-4 25success
1963-11-28BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Zenit-2 #14failure
1963-12-05VandenbergThor-Able-Star Thor DSV-2A Ablestar IITransit 5BN-2 / Transit 5E-3success
1963-12-13Kapustin YarKosmos 63S1Kosmos 23 (Omega #2)success
1963-12-18VandenbergAtlas-Agena Atlas LV-3A / Agena DKH-7 4success
1963-12-19VandenbergScout X-4 Explorer 19 (AD A)success
1963-12-19BaikonurVostok-2 8A92Kosmos 24 (Zenit-2 #15)success
1963-12-21Cape CanaveralDelta B TIROS 8success
1963-12-21VandenbergThor-Agena Thor SLV-2A Agena DKH-4 26 / Pundit 2success