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astronautix.com Chronology - 1961 - Quarter 4
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- 1961 October - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Oct 1 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 October - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n CC-1012.
- 1961 Oct 2 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11. Launch Vehicle: Atlas E. LV Configuration: Atlas 25E.
- 1961 Oct 3 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn V.
- 1961 Oct 4 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 1 Flight 23.
- 1961 Oct 5 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 30E.
- 1961 Oct 5 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Inyokern . Launch Vehicle: Caleb. LV Configuration: uprated Caleb. FAILURE: Failure - unknown cause.
- 1961 Oct 6 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 2.
- 1961 Oct 9 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Oct 10 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Argo.
- 1961 Oct 11 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Oct 11 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 2 Flight 20.
- 1961 Oct 12 - Nation: Russia. Launch Vehicle: N1.
- 1961 Oct 13 - - 19:22 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 328 / Agena B s/n 1115.
- 1961 Oct 13 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Thor.
- 1961 Oct 17 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 1 Flight 24.
- 1961 Oct 19 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-1.
- 1961 Oct 20 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-16.
- 1961 Oct 21 - - 13:53 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC1-2. Launch Vehicle: Atlas LV-3A / Agena B. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 105D / Agena B s/n 1202.
- 1961 Oct 21 - - 13:53 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC1-2. Launch Vehicle: Atlas LV-3A / Agena B. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 105D / Agena B.
- 1961 Oct 23 - - 19:23 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 329 / Agena B s/n 1116. FAILURE: Agena-B cut off too early; Satellite failed to separate; No orbit achieved.
- 1961 Oct 23 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Oct 23 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Redstone Mercury.
- 1961 Oct 23 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A-2.
- 1961 Oct 23 - - 19:23 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 329 / Agena B s/n 1116. FAILURE: Failure.
- 1961 Oct 24 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Oct 24 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Nova A.
- 1961 Oct 25 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn V, Nova 8L.
- 1961 Oct 27 - - 16:30 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Complex: Mayak-2. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1. FAILURE: First stage failed.
- 1961 Oct 27 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Oct 27 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 2, SLV-3 Atlas / Agena B.
- 1961 Oct 27 - - 01:00 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC34. Launch Vehicle: Saturn I. LV Configuration: Saturn I Block 1 s/n SA-1.
- 1961 Oct 29 - Nation: USA.
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- 1961 Oct 30 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Oct 30 - Nation: USSR.
- 1961 Oct 30 - Nation: USSR.
- 1961 Oct 31 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: R-12.
- 1961 Oct 31 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 65S3.
- 1961 Autumn - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Nov 1 - - 15:32 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC18B. Launch Vehicle: Blue Scout 2. LV Configuration: Blue Scout 2 s/n D-8. FAILURE: Failure.
- 1961 Nov 1 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Scout A.
- 1961 November - Nation: Russia. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82.
- 1961 Nov 1 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Nov 3 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A-2.
- 1961 Nov 3 - Nation: Europe. Launch Site: Woomera . Launch Vehicle: Europa.
- 1961 Nov 5 - - 20:00 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-1-1. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 330 / Agena B s/n 1117.
- 1961 Nov 5 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Nov 5 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Nov 5 - - 20:00 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-1-1. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 330 / Agena B s/n 1117.
- 1961 Nov 6 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn V.
- 1961 Nov 9 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 2 Flight 21.
- 1961 Nov 10 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 32E. FAILURE: Sustainer engine failed 15 seconds after launch.
- 1961 Nov 12 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D.
- 1961 Nov 14 - Nation: Germany. Launch Vehicle: Al-Zahar.
- 1961 Nov 15 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82.
- 1961 Nov 15 - - 21:23 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 326 / Agena B s/n 1118.
- 1961 Nov 15 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Nov 15 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Argus.
- 1961 Nov 15 - - 21:23 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 326 / Agena B s/n 1118.
- 1961 Nov 15 - - 22:19 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17B. Launch Vehicle: Thor Able-Star. LV Configuration: Thor Ablestar s/n 305 AB009?.
- 1961 Nov 16 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn C-4, Saturn C-5, Saturn V.
- 1961 Nov 17 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn I.
- 1961 Nov 17 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1A.
- 1961 Nov 18 - - 08:12 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC12. Launch Vehicle: Atlas LV-3A / Agena B. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 117D / Agena B s/n 6002. FAILURE: Agena B Second Stage failed to restart.
- 1961 Nov 19 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Atlas Centaur SLV-3C.
- 1961 Nov 20 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Nov 20 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn C-5.
- 1961 Nov 22 - - 20:45 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC1-1. Launch Vehicle: Atlas LV-3A / Agena B. LV Configuration: Atlas LV-3 s/n 108D / Agena B s/n 2202. FAILURE: Failure.
- 1961 Nov 24 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Nov 24 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Nike-Cajun.
- 1961 Nov 27 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Nov 28 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Nov 29 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Nov 29 - - 15:07 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC14. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas D Mercury s/n 93D.
- 1961 Nov 30 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Pershing.
- 1961 Dec 1 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. Launch Vehicle: Atlas E. LV Configuration: Atlas 35E.
- 1961 December - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n CC-1008.
- 1961 Dec 1 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Roksonde.
- 1961 Dec 2 - Nation: Canada. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Black Brant.
- 1961 Dec 4 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Dec 4 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Blue Scout Junior. LV Configuration: Blue Scout Junior.
- 1961 Dec 5 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Thor. LV Configuration: Thor 214.
- 1961 Dec 6 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n CM-115.
- 1961 Dec 6 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Dec 7 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas 82D.
- 1961 Dec 7 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 2.
- 1961 Dec 7 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn I RIFT.
- 1961 Dec 7 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Dec 7 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 2, SLV-3 Atlas / Agena D.
- 1961 Dec 7 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Dec 7 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 2.
- 1961 Dec 9 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3C.
- 1961 Dec 10 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 3 Flight 1.
- 1961 Dec 11 - - 09:39 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8K72K. FAILURE: RO-7 engine of block E upper stage cutoff prematurely. Spacecraft liquidated by self destruct system APO in 407th second of flight. Debris landed 100 km north of Vilyuisk.
- 1961 Dec 12 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. LV Configuration: Atlas 5F. FAILURE: Guidance Failure.
- 1961 Dec 12 - - 20:40 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 325 / Agena B s/n 1119.
- 1961 Dec 14 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Dec 14 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Trailblazer.
- 1961 Dec 15 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn V.
- 1961 Dec 15 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Dec 18 - Nation: USSR.
- 1961 Dec 19 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. Launch Vehicle: Atlas E. LV Configuration: Atlas 36E.
- 1961 Dec 20 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. LV Configuration: Atlas 6F. FAILURE: Hydraulics Failure.
- 1961 Dec 20 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn V.
- 1961 Dec 20 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Dec 21 - - 12:30 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Complex: Mayak-2. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1. FAILURE: Second stage failed 354 seconds after launch.
- 1961 Dec 21 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn C-4, Saturn C-5, Saturn V, Nova 8L, Nova 7S.
- 1961 Dec 22 - Nation: Ukraine.
- 1961 Dec 22 - - 19:12 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC1-2. Launch Vehicle: Atlas LV-3A / Agena B. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 114D / Agena B s/n 2203.
- 1961 Dec 26 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 2.
- 1961 Dec 28 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 2.
- 1961 Dec 28 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3C.
- 1961 Dec 29 - Nation: USA.
- 1961 Dec 30 - Nation: USSR.
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