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List of Thor and Delta launches (1960–1969)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Between 1960 and 1969, there were 314 Thor missiles launched, of which 272 were successful, giving an 86.6% success rate.

List of Thor and Delta launches
1957–1959 · 1960–1969 · 1970–1979 · 1980–1989 · 1990–1999 · 2000–2009 · 2010–2019 · 2020–2029

Launch statistics

Rocket configurations

10
20
30
40
50
  •   Thor DM
  •   Thor SVL
  •   Thor DSV
  •   Thor Burner
  •   Thor-Ablestar
  •   Delta A
  •   Delta B
  •   Delta C
  •   Delta D
  •   Delta E
  •   Delta G
  •   Delta J
  •   Delta L
  •   Delta M
  •   Delta N

Launch sites

10
20
30
40
50
1960
'61
'62
'63
'64
'65
'66
'67
'68
'69
  •   Cape Canaveral LC-17A
  •   Cape Canaveral LC-17B
  •   Cape Canaveral LC-18B
  •   Vandenberg LC-75
  •   Vandenberg LE-7
  •   Vandenberg LE-8
  •   Arguello LC-1-1 (Vandenberg SLC-3)
  •   Vandenberg PALC-1-1
  •   Vandenberg SLC-1W
  •   Vandenberg SLC-1E
  •   Vandenberg SLC-2W
  •   Vandenberg SLC-2E
  •   Vandenberg SLC-3W
  •   Vandenberg SLC-10W
  •   Tanegashima SLC-N
  •   Johnston LE-1
  •   Johnston LE-2

Launch outcomes

10
20
30
40
50
1960
'61
'62
'63
'64
'65
'66
'67
'68
'69
  •   Success
  •   Partial Failure
  •   Failure

1960

There were 29 Thor missiles launched in 1960. 22 of the 29 launches were successful, giving a 75.8% success rate.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1960-01-14
16:35
Thor DM-18C Thor 256 CCAFS LC 18B Missile test Suborbital Success Maiden flight of Thor DM-18C
1960-01-21
20:10
Thor DM-18A Thor 215 VAFB LC-75-1-2 Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-02-04
18:51:45
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 218
Agena 1052
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 9 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Premature Thor cutoff. Agena could not attain orbital velocity.
1960-02-09
17:11
Thor DM-18C Thor 259 CCAFS LC-18B Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-02-19
20:15:14
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 223
Agena 1054
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 10 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Thor flight control malfunction. RSO T+52 seconds.
1960-02-29 Thor DM-18C Thor 263 CCAFS LC-18B Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-03-02
20:06
Thor DM-18A Thor 272 VAFB LC-75-2-8 Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-03-11
13:00
Thor DM-18 Able-IV Thor 219 CCAFS LC 17A Pioneer 5 Scientific Heliocentric Success Only flight of Thor-Able IV
1960-04-01
11:40:09
Thor DM-18 Able-II Thor 148 CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-1 Weather SSO Success Final flight of Thor-Able
1960-04-13
12:02:36
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 257
Ablestar 002
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 1B Navigation LEO Success Maiden flight of Thor-Ablestar
1960-04-15
20:30:37
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 234
Agena 1055
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 11 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-05-13
09:16:05
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 144
Delta 1
CCAFS LC-17A Echo 1 Communication MEO Failure Maiden flight of Thor-Delta, upper-stage attitude control system malfunctioned
1960-06-22
05:54
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 281
Ablestar 003
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 2A
GRAB-1 (Solrad 1)
Navigation
ELINT
LEO Success
1960-06-22
23:26
Thor DM-18A Thor 233 VAFB LC-75-2-7 Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-06-29
22:00:44
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 160
Agena 1053
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 12 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena attitude control malfunction.
1960-08-10
20:37:54
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 231
Agena 1057
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 13 Reconnaissance LEO Success First successful recovery of a manmade object from orbit.
1960-08-12
09:39:43
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 270
Delta 2
CCAFS LC-17A Echo 1A Communications MEO Success
1960-08-18
19:57:08
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 237
Agena 1056
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 14 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-08-18
19:58
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 262
Ablestar 004
CCAFS LC-17B Courier 1A Communications LEO Failure Premature first stage cutoff. RSO T+150 seconds.
1960-09-13
22:14
Thor DM-18 Agena-A Thor 246
Agena 1058
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 15 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-10-04
17:50
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 293
Ablestar 005
CCAFS LC-17B Courier 1B Communications LEO Success
1960-10-11
21:53
Thor DM-18A Thor 186 VAFB LC-75-2-8 Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-10-26
20:26
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 253
Agena 1061
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 16 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Maiden flight of Thor-Agena B. Agena staging failed. Vehicle fell into the Pacific Ocean.
1960-11-12
20:43
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 297
Agena 1062
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 17 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-11-23
11:13:03
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 245
Delta 3
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-2 Weather SSO Success
1960-11-30
19:50
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 283
Ablestar 006
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 3A
GRAB-2 (Solrad-2)
Navigation
ELINT
LEO Failure Premature Thor cutoff. RSO. Debris fell in Cuba.[1]
1960-12-07
20:20:58
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 296
Agena 1103
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 18 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1960-12-13
20:08
Thor DM-18A Thor 267 VAFB LC-75-2-8 Missile test Suborbital Success
1960-12-20
20:32
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 258
Agena 1101
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 19 Technology LEO Success

1961

There were 27 Thor missiles launched in 1961. 21 of the 27 launches were successful, giving a 77.7% success rate.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1961-02-17
20:25
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 298 VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 20 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-02-18
22:58
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 261
Agena 1102
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 21 Technology LEO Success
1961-02-22
03:45
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 313
Ablestar 007
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 3B
Lofti 1
Navigation
Technology
LEO Success
1961-03-25
15:17:04
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 295
Delta 4
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 10 Magnetospheric HEO Success
1961-03-30
05:13:43
Thor DM-18A Thor 243 VAFB LC-75-2-7 Missile test Suborbital Success
1961-03-30
20:34:43
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 300
Agena 1105
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 22 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena control failure.
1961-04-08
19:21
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 307
Agena 1106
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 23 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-06-08
21:16
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 302
Agena 1108
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 24 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena power failure
1961-06-16
23:02
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 303
Agena 1107
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Discoverer 25 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-06-20
23:54
Thor DM-18A Thor 276 VAFB LC-75-2-7 Missile test Suborbital Success
1961-06-29
04:22
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 315
Ablestar 008
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 4A
Injun 1
GRAB-3 (Solrad 3)
Navigation
Ionospheric
ELINT
LEO Success
1961-07-07
23:29:48
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 308
Agena 1109
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 26 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-07-12
10:25:06
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 286
Delta 5
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-3 Weather SSO Success
1961-07-21
22:35
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 322
Agena 1110
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 27 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Open circuit in guidance computer led to loss of control and vehicle breakup at T+60 seconds.
1961-08-04
00:01
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 309
Agena 1111
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Discoverer 28 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena control system malfunctioned
1961-08-16
03:21:05
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 312
Delta 6
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 12 Magnetospheric HEO Success
1961-08-30
20:00
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 323
Agena 1112
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 29 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-09-06
22:30
Thor DM-18A Thor 165 VAFB LE-7 Missile test Suborbital Success
1961-09-12
19:59
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 310
Agena 1113
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 30 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-09-17
21:00
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 324
Agena 1114
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Discoverer 31 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-10-13
19:22
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 328
Agena 1115
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 32 Reconnaissance LEO Success 100th Thor launch
1961-10-23
19:23
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 329
Agena 1116
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 33 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena hydraulics failure
1961-11-05
20:00
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 330
Agena 1117
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Discoverer 34 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Incorrect guidance program left the satellite in a useless orbit.
1961-11-15
21:23
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 326
Agena 1118
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 35 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-11-15
22:26
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 305
Ablestar 009
CCAFS LC-17B Transit 4B
TRAAC
Navigation LEO Success Transit Research and Attitude Control
1961-12-06
01:30
Thor DM-18A Thor 214 VAFB LE-8 Missile test Suborbital Success
1961-12-12
20:40
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 325
Agena 1119
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 36
Oscar 1
Reconnaissance
Amateur radio satellite
LEO Success

1962

There were 50 Thor missiles launched in 1962. 42 of the 50 launches were successful, giving an 84% success rate.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1962-01-13
21:41
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 327
Agena 1120
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 37 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena restart burn failed.
1962-01-15
11:07:01
Thor DSV-2D Thor 337 CCAFS LC-17A ASAT test Suborbital Success
1962-01-24
09:30
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 311
Ablestar 010
CCAFS LC-17B LOFTI-2A
SECOR
GRAB-4 (Solrad 4)
Injun 2
SURCAL 1
Technology
Geodesy
ELINT
Ionospheric
Calibration
LEO Failure Second stage insufficient thrust
1962-02-08
12:43:45
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 317
Delta 7
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-4 Weather SSO Success
1962-02-21
18:44
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 332
Agena 2301
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 2301 ELINT LEO Partial failure Upper stage failed to restart for circularization burn
1962-02-27
19:39
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 241
Agena 1123
VAFB LC-75-3-4 Discoverer 38 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-03-07
16:06:18
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 301
Delta 8
CCAFS LC-17A OSO-1 Solar LEO Success
1962-03-19
23:28
Thor DM-18A Thor 229 VAFB LE-7 Missile test Suborbital Success
1962-04-18
00:54
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 331
Agena 1124
VAFB LC-75-3-5 Discoverer 39 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-04-26
18:00:16
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 320
Delta 9
CCAFS LC-17A United KingdomAriel 1 Ionospheric LEO Success
1962-04-29
00:30:12
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 333
Agena 1125
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1125 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-05-02
23:44:53
Thor DSV-2E Thor 177 Johnston LE-1 TIGERFISH Nuclear test Suborbital Success
1962-05-10
12:06
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 314
Ablestar 011
CCAFS LC-17B ANNA 1A Geodesy LEO Failure Second stage failed to ignite
1962-05-15
19:36
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 334
Agena 1126
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 1126 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-05-30
01:00:04
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 336
Agena 1128
VAFB LC-75-1-1 FTV 1128 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-06-02
00:31
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 335
Agena 1127
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1127
Oscar 2
Reconnaissance
Amateur radio
LEO Success
1962-06-04
09:44:17
Thor DSV-2E Thor 199 Johnston LE-1 Bluegill Nuclear test Suborbital Failure Radar contact lost 5 minutes after launch. RSO destruct command sent.
1962-06-18
20:20
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 343
Agena 2312
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 2312 ELINT LEO Success
1962-06-19
00:30
Thor DM-18A Thor 269 VAFB LE-8 Missile test Suborbital Success
1962-06-19
12:19:01
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 321
Delta 10
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-5 Weather SSO Success
1962-06-20
08:46:16
Thor DSV-2E Thor 193 Johnston LE-1 STARFISH Nuclear test Suborbital Failure RVs caused turbine exhaust gas to enter the thrust section, overheating and weakening the engine mounts. Engine broke loose and ruptured the propellant tanks T+59 seconds. Warhead destroyed by RSO T+65 seconds.
1962-06-23
00:30
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 339
Agena 1129
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1129 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-06-28
01:09
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 340
Agena 1151
VAFB LC-75-1-1 FTV 1151 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-07-09
08:46:28
Thor DSV-2E Thor 195 Johnston LE-1 STARFISH PRIME Nuclear test Suborbital Success
1962-07-10
08:35:05
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 316
Delta 11
CCAFS LC-17B Telstar 1 Communication MEO Success
1962-07-18
09:30:12
Thor DSV-2D Thor 338 CCAFS LC-17A ASAT test Suborbital Success
1962-07-21
00:56
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 342
Agena 1130
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 1130 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-07-26
09:13:53
Thor DSV-2E Thor 180 Johnston LE-1 Bluegill Prime Nuclear test Suborbital Failure Stuck LOX valve caused loss of thrust and fire on the launch stand. Range Safety Officer destroyed the missile and warhead. Launch area extensively contaminated with plutonium.
1962-07-28
00:30
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 347
Agena 1131
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1131 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-08-02
00:17
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 344
Agena 1152
VAFB LC-75-1-1 FTV 1152 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-08-29
01:00
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 349
Agena 1153
VAFB LC-75-1-2 FTV 1153 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-09-01
20:39
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 348
Agena 1132
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 1132 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-09-17
23:46
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 350
Agena 1133
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1133
ERS-2
Reconnaissance
Technology
LEO Success
1962-09-18
08:53:08
Thor DM-19 Delta Thor 318
Delta 12
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-6 Weather SSO Success Final flight of Thor-Delta
1962-09-29
06:05
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 341
TA-1
VAFB LC-75-1-1 CanadaAlouette 1
TAVE
Ionospheric
Technology
LEO Success
1962-09-29
23:34:50
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 351
Agena 1154
VAFB LC-75-1-2 FTV 1154 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-10-02
22:11:30
Delta A Thor 345
Delta 13
CCAFS LC-17B Explorer 14 Magnetospheric HEO Success Maiden flight of Delta A
1962-10-09
18:35
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 352
Agena 1134
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1134 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-10-16
09:14:38
Thor DSV-2E Thor 156 Johnston LE-2 Bluegill Double Prime Nuclear test Suborbital Failure Flight control failure T+85 seconds. RSO T+156 seconds.
1962-10-26
09:44:05
Thor DSV-2E Thor 141 Johnston LE-1 Bluegill Triple Prime Nuclear test Suborbital Success
1962-10-26
16:14
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 353
Agena 1401
VAFB LC-75-1-2 STARAD Radiation MEO Success
1962-10-27
23:15:01
Delta A Thor 346
Delta 14
CCAFS LC-17B Explorer 15 Radiation MEO Success Final flight of Delta A
1962-10-31
08:08
Thor DM-21 Ablestar Thor 319
Ablestar 012
CCAFS LC-17A ANNA 1B Geodesy LEO Success Final flight of Thor DM-21 Ablestar
1962-11-01
11:54:48
Thor DSV-2E Thor 226 Johnston LE-2 KINGFISH Nuclear test Suborbital Success
1962-11-05
22:04
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 356
Agena 1136
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1136 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-11-24
22:01
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 367
Agena 1135
VAFB LC-75-3-4 FTV 1135 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-12-04
21:30
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 361
Agena 1155
VAFB LC-75-1-2 FTV 1155 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-12-13
04:07
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 365 VAFB LC-75-1-1 NRL PL120
Injun 3
NRL PL121
SURCAL 2
Calsphere 1
ELINT
Ionospheric
Calibration
MEO Success
1962-12-13
23:30:01
Delta B Thor 355
Delta 15
CCAFS LC-17A Relay 1 Communications MEO Success Maiden flight of Delta B
1962-12-14
21:26:07
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 368
Agena 1156
VAFB LC-75-3-5 FTV 1156 Reconnaissance LEO Success

1963

There were 30 Thor missiles launched in 1963. 26 of the 30 launches were successful, giving an 86.6% success rate.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1963-01-07
21:09:49
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 369
Agena 1157
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 0048 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-01-16
21:59
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 363
Agena 2313
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 0180 ELINT LEO Success
1963-02-14
05:35:08
Delta B Thor 358
Delta 16
CCAFS LC-17B Syncom 1 Communications GTO Success Electronics failure on payload
1963-02-28
21:48
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 354
Agena 1159
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 0583 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Maiden flight of Thrust-Augmented Thor Agena. One SRB failed to ignite and subsequently separate from the vehicle, resulting in loss of control and self-destruct T+127 seconds.
1963-03-18
21:13
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 360
Agena 1164
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 0627 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Electrical short at staging causes loss of Agena control and no orbit.
1963-04-01
23:01
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 376
Agena 1160
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 0720 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-04-03
02:00:02
Delta B Thor 357
Delta 17
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 17 Atmospheric LEO Success
1963-04-26
20:13
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 372
Agena 1411
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 1008 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Attitude sensor alignment error results in no Agena orbit.
1963-05-07
11:38:03
Delta B Thor 366
Delta 18
CCAFS LC-17B Telstar 2 Communications MEO Success
1963-05-18
22:21
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 364
Agena 1165
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 0924 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-06-12
23:58
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 362
Agena 1161
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 0954 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-06-15
14:29
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 378
Agena 2353
VAFB LC-75-1-1 FTV 1292
Solrad 6A
LOFTI 2B
Surcal 3
Radose 112
ELINT
Radiation
Ionospheric
Calibration
LEO Success
1963-06-19
09:50:01
Delta B Thor 359
Delta 19
CCAFS LC-17B TIROS-7 Weather SSO Success
1963-06-27
00:37
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 381
Agena 1166
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 0999
Hitchhiker 1
Reconnaissance
ELINT
LEO Success
1963-06-29
22:30
TAT SLV-2A Agena-B Thor 380
Agena 2314
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 1440 ELINT LEO Success
1963-07-19
00:00:10
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 388
Agena 1412
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 1266 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-07-26
14:33:00
Delta B Thor 370
Delta 20
CCAFS LC-17A Syncom 2 Communications GTO Success
1963-07-31
00:00:17
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 382
Agena 1167
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 1370 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-08-25
00:30
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 377
Agena 1162
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 1419 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-08-29
20:31
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D Thor 394
Agena 1169
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 1561
LAMPO
Reconnaissance
Target
LEO Success
1963-09-18
09:39
Thor DSV-2F Thor 232 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-1 REV test Suborbital Success Atmospheric flight
1963-09-23
23:00
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 383
Agena 1163
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 1353 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-09-28
20:22
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar Thor 375
Ablestar 013
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Transit 5BN-1
Transit 5E-1
Navigation LEO Success
1963-10-29
21:19
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 386
Agena 1601
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 2437
Hitchhiker 2
Reconnaissance
ELINT
LEO Success
1963-11-09
20:27:54
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D Thor 400
Agena 1171
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 2268 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Loss of heat shield causes high thrust section temperatures. Control loss at T+113 seconds followed by propulsion system shutdown.
1963-11-27
02:30:01
Delta C Thor 387
Delta 21
CCAFS LC-17B Explorer 18 Magnetospheric HEO Success Maiden flight of Delta C
1963-11-27
21:15:40
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D Thor 406
Agena 1172
Arguello LC-1-1 OPS 2260 Reconnaissance LEO Success First Thor launch from Point Arguello
1963-12-05
21:51
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar Thor 385
Ablestar 015
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Transit 5BN-2
Transit 5E-3
Navigation LEO Success
1963-12-21
09:30:00
Delta B Thor 371
Delta 22
CCAFS LC-17B TIROS-8 Weather SSO Success
1963-12-21
21:45
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 398
Agena 1168
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 1388
Hitchhiker 3
Reconnaissance
ELINT
LEO Success

1964

There were 41 Thor missiles launched in 1964. 34 of the 41 launches were successful, giving an 82.9% success rate.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1964-01-11
20:07
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 390
Agena 2354
VAFB LC-75-3-5 NRL PL135 (Poppy 3)
GGSE-1
Solrad 7A
SECOR-1
ELINT
Technology
Raditation
Geodesy
LEO Success
1964-01-19
10:59:54
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D Thor 384
Agena 2302
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 3367A
OPS 3367B
Weather LEO Success
1964-01-21
21:14:59
Delta B Thor 373
Delta 23
CCAFS LC-17B Relay 2 Communications MEO Success
1964-01-25
13:59:04
Thor SLV-2 Agena-B Thor 397
Agena 6301
TA-2
VAFB LC-75-1-1 United StatesSoviet UnionEcho 2 Communications LEO Success
1964-02-14
07:47
Thor DSV-2J Thor 299 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1964-02-15
21:38
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 389
Agena 1174
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 3444 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-02-28
03:20
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 402
Agena 2316
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 3722 ELINT LEO Success
1964-03-01
06:40
Thor DSV-2J Thor 209 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1964-03-19
11:13:41
Delta B Thor 391
Delta 24
CCAFS LC-17A BE-A Ionospheric LEO Failure Third stage underperformed
1964-03-24
12:15
Thor DSV-2G Thor 240 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-2 REV test Suborbital Failure Atmospheric flight, second stage fired intermittently, destroyed by range safety
1964-03-24
22:22:48
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 396
Agena 1175
Arguello LC-1-1 OPS 3467 Reconnaissance LEO Failure Agena power failure. No orbit.
1964-04-21
06:15
Thor DSV-2J Thor 290 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1964-04-21
18:50
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar Thor 379
Ablestar 014
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Transit 5BN-3
Transit 5E-4
Navigation LEO Failure
1964-04-27
23:23:43
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 395
Agena 1604
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 2921 Reconnaissance LEO Success Agena failed to restart in orbit due to power failure.
1964-05-28
07:32
Thor DSV-2J Thor 227 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test Suborbital Failure
1964-06-04
22:59
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 403
Agena 1176
Arguello LC-1-1 OPS 3483 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-06-13
15:47
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 408
Agena 1606
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 3236 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-06-18
04:56:08
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D Thor 407
Agena 2304
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 4467A
OPS 4467B
Weather LEO Success
1964-06-19
23:18
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 410
Agena 1609
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 3754 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-07-02
23:59:56
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 409
Agena 2315
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 3395 ELINT LEO Success
1964-07-10
23:15
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 404
Agena 1177
Arguello LC-1-1 OPS 3491 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-07-22
15:39
Thor DSV-2G Thor 250 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-3 REV test Suborbital Success Atmospheric flight
1964-08-05
23:15:35
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 413
Agena 1605
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 3042 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-08-19
12:15:02
Delta D Thor 417
Delta 25
CCAFS LC-17A Syncom 3 Communications GTO Success
1964-08-21
15:45
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 412
Agena 1603
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 2739 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-08-28
07:56:57
Thor SLV-2 Agena-B Thor 399
Agena 6201
TA-3
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Nimbus 1 Weather LEO Partial failure Second-stage cutoff early during second burn
1964-09-14
22:53
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 405
Agena 1178
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 3497 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-10-04
03:45:00
Delta C Thor 392
Delta 26
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 21 Magnetospheric HEO Partial failure Reached lower than planned orbit
1964-10-05
21:50:14
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 421
Agena 1170
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 3333 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-10-06
17:04:21
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar Thor 423
Ablestar 016
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 5796 (Transit O-1)
Dragsphere 1
Dragsphere 2
Navigation LEO Success
1964-10-17
22:02:23
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 418
Agena 1179
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 3559 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-10-29
03:35
Thor DSV-2F Thor 260 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-4 REV test Suborbital Success Atmospheric flight
1964-11-02
21:30:20
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 420
Agena 1173
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 5434 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-11-04
02:12:11
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 430
Agena 2317
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 3062 ELINT LEO Success
1964-11-16
06:57
Thor DSV-2J Thor 236 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1964-11-18
20:35:54
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 416
Agena 1180
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 3360 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-12-09
02:00
Thor DSV-2F Thor 247 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-5 REV test Suborbital Success Atmospheric flight
1964-12-13
00:08:10
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar Thor 427
Ablestar 017
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 6582 (Transit O-2)
Transit 5E-5
Navigation LEO Success
1964-12-19
21:10:16
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 424
Agena 1607
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 3358 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-12-21
09:00:03
Delta C Thor 393
Delta 27
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 26 Magnetospheric MEO Success
1964-12-21
19:08:56
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 425
Agena 2355
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 3762 (Quill) Reconnaissance LEO Success

1965

There were 36 Thor missiles launched in 1965. 33 of the 36 launches were successful, giving a 91.6% success rate.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1965-01-15
21:00
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 414
Agena 1608
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 3928 (KH-4A #1016) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-01-19
05:03
Thor MG-18 Thor 224 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F1 Military weather satellite planned: LEO / SSO Partial failure Maiden flight of the Thor-Burner series. Satellite failed to separate from the upper stage, but the satellite was able to operate for 6 months.
1965-01-22
07:55
Delta C Thor 374
Delta 28
CCAFS LC-17A TIROS-9 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success
1965-02-03
16:33
Delta C Thor 411
Delta 29
CCAFS LC-17B OSO-2 Solar observation satellite LEO Success
1965-02-23
14:36
Thor DSV-2G Thor 248 CCAFS LC-17B ASSET-6 REV test Suborbital Success Atmospheric flight
1965-02-25
21:44
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 432
Agena 1611
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 4782 (KH-4A #1017) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-03-09
18:29
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 419
Agena 2701
VAFB SLC-2W SECOR 3 / Dodecapole 1 / Poppy 4 / Solrad 7B / GGSE 2 / GGSE 3 / Surcal 4 / Oscar 3 Geodesic research / Radar calibration / ELINT / ELINT / Technological test / Technological test / Technological test / Amateur radio satellite LEO Success
1965-03-11
13:39
Thor-Ablestar Thor 440
Ablestar 018
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 7087 (Transit O-3)
SECOR 2
Navigation
Geodesy
LEO Success
1965-03-18
04:43
Thor MG-18 Thor 306 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F2 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1965-03-25
21:11
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 432
Agena 1611
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 4782 (KH-4A #1018) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-04-05
07:20
Thor DSV-2J Thor 155 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1965-04-06
23:45
Delta D Thor 426
Delta 30
CCAFS LC-17A Intelsat I (Intelsat-1-1 / Early Bird) Communication satellite GTO Success Performed first transcontinental satellite TV broadcast.
1965-04-29
21:44
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 437
Agena 1614
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 5023 (KH-4A #1019) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-05-18
18:02
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 438
Agena 1615
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 8431 (KH-4A #1021) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-05-20
16:30
Thor Burner 1 Thor 282 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F3 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1965-05-29
12:00
Delta C Thor 441
Delta 31
CCAFS LC-17B Explorer 28 (IMP-C) Interplanetary space research satellite HEO Success
1965-06-09
21:53
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 444
Agena 1613
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 8425 (KH-4A #1020) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-06-24
22:35
Thor-Ablestar Thor 447
Ablestar 019
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 8480 (Transit O-4) Navigation LEO Success
1965-07-02
04:04
Delta C Thor 415
Delta 32
CCAFS LC-17B TIROS-10 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success
1965-07-17
05:55
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 422
Agena 2702
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 8411 (Samos-F3 #4 ) ELINT LEO Success
1965-07-19
22:01
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 446
Agena 1617
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 5543 (KH-4A #1022) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-08-13
22:11
Thor-Ablestar Thor 455
Ablestar 020
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OPS 8464 (Transit O-5)
Dodecapole 2
Tempsat 1
Surcal 5
Long Rod 1
Calsphere 2
Navigation
Calibration
LEO Success Final flight of Thor-Ablestar
1965-08-17
20:59
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 449
Agena 1618
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 7208 (KH-4A #1023) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-08-25
15:17
Delta C Thor 434
Delta 33
CCAFS LC-17B OSO-C Solar observation satellite planned: LEO Failure Third stage ignited while still attached to the second stage.
1965-09-02
20:00
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 401
Agena 1602
VAFB LC-75-3-5 MPRV Upper atmosphere and space experiments planned: MEO Failure High winds caused the vehicle to drift off course. RSO T+43 seconds. Debris fell on a trailer park.
1965-09-10
04:41
Thor Burner 1 Thor 213 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F4 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1965-09-22
21:31
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 458
Agena 1619
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 7221 (KH-4A #1024) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-10-05
17:45
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 433
Agena 1616
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 5325 (KH-4A #1025) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-10-14
13:11
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 435
Agena 680
VAFB LC-75-1-1 OGO-2 Magnetosphere research satellite LEO Success
1965-10-28
21:17
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 439
Agena 1620
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 2155 (KH-4A #1026) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-11-06
18:43
Delta E Thor 457
Delta 34
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 29 (GEOS-A) Geodetic research satellite MEO Success
1965-11-29
04:48
Thor DM-21 Agena-B Thor 453
Agena 6102
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Alouette 2 / Explorer 31 (DME) Ionospheric research satellite / Ionospheric research satellite MEO Success
1965-12-07
02:28
Thor DSV-2J Thor 188 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test / Satellite Inspection Test Suborbital Success
1965-12-09
21:10
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 448
Agena 1621
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 7249 (KH-4A #1027) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-12-16
07:31
Delta E Thor 460
Delta 35
CCAFS LC-17A Pioneer 6 Interplanetary space research probe Heliocentric Success Probe continues to work as of late 2000.
1965-12-24
21:06
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 451
Agena 1610
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 4639 (KH-4A #1028) Reconnaissance LEO Success

1966

There were 27 Thor missiles launched in 1966. 25 of the 27 launches were successful, giving a 92.6% success rate.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1966-01-08
04:48
Thor Burner 1 Thor 251 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F5 Military weather satellite planned: LEO / SSO Failure FW-4S second-stage motor failed to ignite.
1966-01-18
18:11
Thor DSV-2J Thor 242 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test / Satellite Inspection Test Suborbital Success
1966-02-02
21:32
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 450
Agena 1623
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 7291 (KH-4A #1029) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-02-03
07:41
Delta C Thor 445
Delta 36
CCAFS LC-17A ESSA-1 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success
1966-02-09
19:45
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 428
Agena 2703
VAFB LC-75-1-2 OPS 1439 (Samos-F3 #5 ) ELINT LEO Success
1966-02-28
13:58
Delta E Thor 461
Delta 37
CCAFS LC-17B ESSA-2 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success
1966-03-09
22:02
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 452
Agena 1622
VAFB LC-75-3-4 OPS 3488 (KH-4A #1030) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-03-12
00:42
Thor DSV-2J Thor 196 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test / Satellite Inspection Test Suborbital Success
1966-03-31
05:41
Thor Burner 1 Thor 147 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-3B-F6 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1966-04-07
22:02
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 474
Agena 1627
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 1612 (KH-4A #1031) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-05-03
19:25
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 465
Agena 1625
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 1508 (KH-4A #1032) Reconnaissance planned: LEO Failure Agena failed to separate from the Thor at staging. Vehicle fell into the Pacific Ocean.
1966-05-15
07:55
TAT SLV-2A Agena-B Thor 456
Agena 6202
VAFB LC-75-1-1 Nimbus-2 Weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1966-05-24
02:00
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 469
Agena 1630
VAFB PALC-1-1 OPS 1778 (KH-4A #1033) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-05-25
14:00
Delta C1 Thor 436
Delta 38
CCAFS LC-17B Explorer 32 (AE-B) Atmospheric research Satellite LEO Success
1966-06-21
21:31
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 466
Agena 1626
VAFB LC-75-3-5 OPS 1599 (KH-4A #1034) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-06-24
00:12
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 473
Agena 631
VAFB LC-75-1-1 PAGEOS-1 Geodesic research satellite MEO Success
1966-07-01
16:04
Delta E1 Thor 467
Delta 39
CCAFS LC-17A Explorer 33 (IMP-D) Magnetosphere research Satellite HEO Success
1966-07-02
22:53
Thor DSV-2J Thor 289 Johnston LE-2 ASAT test / Satellite Inspection Test Suborbital Success
1966-08-09
20:46
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 506
Agena 1631
VAFB SLC-1W KH-4A (S/N 1036) Reconnaissance LEO Success Maiden flight of Thorad-Agena
1966-08-17
15:20
Delta E1 Thor 462
Delta 40
CCAFS LC-17A Pioneer 7 Interplanetary space research probe Heliocentric Success
1966-09-16
04:36
Thor Burner 2 Thor 167 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4A-F1 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1966-09-20
21:14
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 477
Agena 1628
VAFB SLC-3W OPS 1703 (KH-4A #1035) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-10-02
10:34
Delta E Thor 463
Delta 41
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-3 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success First Delta launch from VAFB
1966-10-26
23:05
Delta E1 Thor 464
Delta 42
CCAFS SLC-17B Intelsat 2-1 Communication Satellite GTO Success
1966-11-08
19:53
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 507
Agena 1632
VAFB SLC-1W KH-4A (S/N 1037) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-12-14
19:26
Delta G Thor 471
Delta 43
CCAFS LC-17A Biosatellite 1 Life science research satellite LEO Success
1966-12-29
12:00
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 459
Agena 2731
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 1584 (Samos-F3 #6 ) ELINT LEO Success

1967

There were 29 Thor missiles launched in 1967. 28 of the 29 launches were successful, giving a 96.6% success rate.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1967-01-11
10:55
Delta E1 Thor 468
Delta 44
CCAFS SLC-17B Intelsat 2-2 Communication Satellite GTO Success
1967-01-14
21:28
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 495
Agena 1629
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 1664 (KH-4A #1038) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-01-26
17:31
Delta E Thor 472
Delta 45
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-4 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success
1967-02-08
08:00
Thor Burner 2 Thor 169 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4A-F2 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1967-02-22
22:02
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 493
Agena 1635
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 4750 (KH-4A #1039) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-03-08
16:19
Delta C Thor 431
Delta 46
CCAFS LC-17A OSO-3 Solar observation satellite LEO Success
1967-03-23
01:30
Delta E1 Thor 470
Delta 47
CCAFS SLC-17B Intelsat 2-3 Communication Satellite GTO Success
1967-03-30
18:54
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 501
Agena 1636
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 4779 (KH-4A #1040) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-03-31
06:44
Thor DSV-2J Thor 168 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1967-04-20
11:17
Delta E Thor 484
Delta 48
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-5 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success
1967-05-09
21:50
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 508
Agena 1634
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1041)/SRV S/N 731 Reconnaissance planned: LEO Partial failure Rocket failed to cut off, resulting in incorrect, but usable orbit
1967-05-24
14:06
Delta E1 Thor 486
Delta 49
VAFB SLC-2E Explorer 34 (IMP-F) Interplanetary space research satellite HEO Success
1967-05-31
09:30
Thor DM-21 Agena-D Thor 443
Agena 2704
VAFB SLC-2W Timation 1 / GGSE 4 / GGSE 5 / Poppy 5 / Calsphere 3 / Calsphere 4 / Surcal 152 / Surcal 153 / Surcal 150B Experimental navigation satellite / Technological research satellite / ELINT / Technological research satellites (x5) LEO Success Final flight of the original Thor-Agena series.
1967-06-16
21:35
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 509
Agena 1633
VAFB SLC-1W KH-4A (S/N 1042)/SRV S/N 725 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-06-29
21:01
Thor Burner 2 Thor 171 VAFB SLC-10W Aurora (P67-1) / SECOR-9 Magnetosphere research satellite / Geodesic research satellite MEO Success
1967-07-19
14:19
Delta E1 Thor 488
Delta 50
CCAFS SLC-17B Explorer 35 (IMP-E) Interplanetary space research satellite Lunar Orbit Success
1967-07-25
03:48
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 496
Agena 2732
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 1879 (Samos-F3 #7 ) ELINT LEO Success
1967-07-28
14:21
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 478
Agena 681
VAFB SLC-2E OGO-4 Magnetosphere research satellite LEO Success
1967-08-07
21:44
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 510
Agena 1637
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1043) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-08-23
04:41
Thor Burner 2 Thor 266 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4A-F3 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1967-09-07
22:04
Delta G Thor 475
Delta 51
CCAFS LC-17B Biosatellite 2 Life science research satellite LEO Success
1967-09-15
19:41
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 512
Agena 1641
VAFB SLC-1W KH-4B (S/N 1101) Reconnaissance LEO Success First KH-4B satellite
1967-09-28
00:45
Delta E1 Thor 442
Delta 52
CCAFS SLC-17B Intelsat 2-4 Communication Satellite GTO Success
1967-10-11
07:57
Thor Burner 2 Thor 268 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4A-F4 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1967-10-18
16:04
Delta C Thor 490
Delta 53
CCAFS LC-17B OSO-4 Solar observation satellite LEO Success
1967-11-02
21:31
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 513
Agena 1639
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1044)/SRV S/N 733 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-11-10
18:00
Delta E1 Thor 480
Delta 54
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-6 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success
1967-12-09
22:26
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 514
Agena 1642
VAFB SLC-1W KH-4B (S/N 1102) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-12-13
14:08
Delta E1 Thor 489
Delta 55
CCAFS LC-17B Pioneer 8 / TTS-1 Interplanetary space research probe / Technology demonstration satellite Heliocentric Success

1968

There were 23 Thor missiles launched in 1968. 21 of the 23 launches were successful, giving a 91.3% success rate.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1968-01-11
16:19
Delta E1 Thor 454
Delta 56
VAFB SLC-2E Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) Geodetic research satellite LEO / SSO Success
1968-01-17
10:12
TAT SLV-2A Agena-D Thor 498
Agena 2733
VAFB SLC-2W OPS 1965 (Samos-F3 #8 ) ELINT LEO Success Final flight of the TAT Thor-Agena series.
1968-01-24
22:26
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 516
Agena 1640
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1045)/SRV S/N 741 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1968-03-14
22:00
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 518
Agena 1638
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1046)/SRV S/N 747 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1968-05-01
21:31
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 511
Agena 1643
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1103)/SRV S/N 807 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1968-05-14
07:05
Thor DSV-2J Thor 205 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1968-05-18
08:23
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 520
Agena 6221
VAFB SLC-2E Nimbus B/EGRS-10 Weather Satellite / Geodesic research satellite planned: LEO / SSO Failure Incorrectly-installed yaw gyro led to loss of control. RSO T+101 seconds.
1968-05-23
04:38
Thor Burner 2 Thor 277 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4B-F1 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1968-06-20
21:46
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 517
Agena 1645
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1047)/SRV S/N 745 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1968-07-04
17:31
Delta J Thor 476
Delta 57
VAFB SLC-2E Explorer 38 (RAE-A) Radio astronomy satellite MEO Success
1968-08-07
21:36
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 522
Agena 1644
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1104) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1968-08-16
11:31
Delta N Thor 528
Delta 58
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-7 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success Maiden Flight of the Long Tank Thor-Delta
1968-09-18
21:32
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 524
Agena 1647
VAFB SLC-1E KH-4A (S/N 1048)/SRV S/N 749 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1968-09-19
00:09
Delta M Thor 529
Delta 59
CCAFS SLC-17A Intelsat 3-1 Communication Satellite planned: GTO Failure Pitch gyroscope failure led to loss of control starting at T+20 seconds. RSO T+110 seconds.
1968-10-05
11:16
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 521
Agena 2734
VAFB SLC-1W Ferret 13 (OPS 0964) ELINT LEO Success
1968-10-23
04:34
Thor Burner 2 Thor 173 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4B-F2 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1968-11-03
21:30
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 515
Agena 1646
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1105)/SRV S/N 741 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1968-11-08
09:46
Delta E1 Thor 479
Delta 60
CCAFS LC-17B Pioneer 9 / TTS-2 Interplanetary space research probe / Technology demonstration satellite Heliocentric Success
1968-11-20
07:08
Thor DSV-2J Thor 252 Johnston LE-1 ASAT test Suborbital Success
1968-12-05
18:55
Delta E1 Thor 481
Delta 61
CCAFS LC-17B HEOS-A Magnetosphere research satellite HEO Success
1968-12-12
22:22
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 527
Agena 1648
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4A (S/N 1049)/SRV S/N 751 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1968-12-15
17:17
Delta N Thor 532
Delta 62
VAFB SLC-2E ESSA-8 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success
1968-12-19
00:32
Delta M Thor 536
Delta 63
CCAFS SLC-17A Intelsat 3-2 Communication Satellite GTO Success

1969

There were 22 Thor missiles launched in 1969. 20 of the 22 launches were successful, giving a 90.9% success rate.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1969-01-22
16:48
Delta C1 Thor 487
Delta 64
CCAFS LC-17B OSO-5 Solar observation satellite LEO Success
1969-01-30
06:43
Delta E1 Thor 485
Delta 65
VAFB SLC-2E ISIS-I Ionosphere research satellite MEO Success
1969-02-05
21:59
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 519
Agena 1650
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1106)/SRV S/N 801R Reconnaissance LEO Success
1969-02-06
00:39
Delta M Thor 530
Delta 66
CCAFS SLC-17A Intelsat 3-3 Communication Satellite GTO Success
1969-02-26
07:47
Delta E1 Thor 483
Delta 67
CCAFS SLC-17B ESSA-9 Weather Satellite LEO / SSO Success
1969-03-19
21:38
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 541
Agena 1651
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1150)/SRV S/N 737 Reconnaissance LEO Success Satellite later failed
1969-04-14
07:54
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 543
Agena 6222
VAFB SLC-2E Nimbus 3/Secor 13 Weather satellite / Geodesic research satellite LEO / SSO Success
1969-05-02
01:46
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 544
Agena 1649
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4A (S/N 1051)/SRV S/N 739 Reconnaissance LEO Success
1969-05-22
02:00
Delta M Thor 533
Delta 68
CCAFS SLC-17A Intelsat 3-4 Communication Satellite GTO Success
1969-06-05
14:42
Thorad SLV-2H Agena-D Thor 526
Agena 6803
VAFB SLC-2E OGO-6 Magnetosphere research satellite LEO Success Maiden flight of SLV-2H
1969-06-21
08:53
Delta E1 Thor 482
Delta 69
VAFB SLC-2W Explorer 41 (IMP-G) Interplanetary space research satellite HEO Success
1969-06-29
13:26
Delta N Thor 539
Delta 70
CCAFS SLC-17A Biosatellite 3 Life science research satellite LEO Success
1969-07-23
04:39
Thor Burner 2 Thor 279 VAFB SLC-10W DMSP-4B-F3 Military weather satellite LEO / SSO Success
1969-07-24
01:30
Thorad SLV-2H Agena-D Thor 545
Agena 1652
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1107) Reconnaissance LEO Success
1969-07-26
02:06
Delta M Thor 547
Delta 71
CCAFS SLC-17A Intelsat 3-5 Communication Satellite planned: GTO Partial failure Stage 3 motor case ruptured, leaving spacecraft in unusable orbit
1969-07-31
10:19
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 523
Agena 2735
VAFB SLC-1W Ferret 14 (OPS 8285) ELINT LEO Success
1969-08-09
07:32
Delta N Thor 548
Delta 72
CCAFS LC-17A OSO-6 / PAC-1 Solar observation satellite / Technology test GTO Success
1969-08-27
21:59
Delta L Thor 540
Delta 73
CCAFS LC-17A Pioneer E / TTS-3 Interplanetary space research probe / Technology demonstration satellite planned: Heliocentric Failure Defective valve in Stage 1 caused a hydraulic fluid leak and loss of engine gimbaling at T+220 seconds, making it impossible for the second stage to reach orbit. RSO T+480 seconds.
1969-09-22
21:11
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 531
Agena 1653
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4A (S/N 1052)/SRV S/N 743R Reconnaissance LEO Success
1969-09-30
13:40
Thorad SLV-2G Agena-D Thor 525
Agena Unknown
VAFB SLC-1W EHH B-17 (OPS 1807), Surcal (x5), Timation 2, Tempsat 2, SOICAL (x2) Experimental navigation satellite / Radar calibration / Technological demonstration satellites (x7) LEO Success
1969-11-22
00:37
Delta M Thor 554
Delta 74
CCAFS SLC-17A Skynet 1A Military communication Satellite GTO Success
1969-12-04
21:37
Thorad SLV-2H Agena-D Thor 549
Agena 1655
VAFB SLC-3W KH-4B (S/N 1108) Reconnaissance LEO Success

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