1952 in spaceflight

This is a list of spaceflight-related events which occurred in 1952.

Launches

Date and time (UTC) Rocket Flight number Launch site LSP
Payload
(⚀ = CubeSat)
Operator Orbit Function Decay (UTC) Outcome
Remarks

January

30 January
20:45
Aerobee RTV-A-1a Holloman LC-A ARDC
ARDC/Utah Suborbital Ionospheric30 JanuaryLaunch failure

February

19 February
14:49
Aerobee RTV-A-1c Holloman LC-A ARDC
Airglow ARDC Suborbital 19 FebruaryLaunch failure

April

22 April
17:28
Aerobee RTV-A-1 Holloman LC-A ARDC
ARDC Suborbital Ionospheric22 AprilSuccessful
Apogee: 116 kilometres (72 mi)
30 April
13:30
Aerobee RTV-N-10 White Sands LC-35 US Navy
NRL Suborbital UV Astronomy30 AprilSuccessful
Apogee: 128 kilometres (80 mi)

May

1 May
14:59
Aerobee RTV-N-10 White Sands LC-35 US Navy
NRL Suborbital UV Astronomy1 MaySuccessful
Apogee: 126 kilometres (78 mi)
5 May
13:44
Aerobee RTV-N-10 White Sands LC-35 US Navy
NRL Suborbital UV Astronomy5 MaySuccessful
Apogee: 137 kilometres (85 mi)
20 May
16:06
V-2 White Sands LC-33 US Army
US Army Suborbital 20 MaySuccessful
Project Hermes launch, apogee: 124 kilometres (77 mi)

June

6 June
17:30
Viking White Sands ALA-1 US Navy
Viking 8 NRL Suborbital Solar6 JuneLaunch failure
Accidentally launched during static fire ground test
18 June
17:50
Aerobee RTV-A-1 Holloman LC-A ARDC
ARDC Suborbital 18 JuneSuccessful
Apogee: 137 kilometres (85 mi)
30 June
14:32
Aerobee RTV-A-1 Holloman LC-A ARDC
Airglow 1 ARDC Suborbital 30 JuneSuccessful
Apogee: 101 kilometres (63 mi)

August

1 August R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test1 AugustSuccessful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
8 August R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test8 AugustSuccessful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi) First launch of production quality assurance test.
20 August R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test20 AugustSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
21 August R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test21 AugustSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
25 August R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test25 AugustSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 August
18:53
Aerobee RTV-A-1a Holloman LC-A ARDC
ARDC/Utah Suborbital Ionospheric26 AugustLaunch failure
Apogee: 32 kilometres (20 mi)
August R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
August R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
August R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
August R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
August R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
August R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)

September

1 September R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test1 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
3 September
14:49
Aerobee RTV-N-10 White Sands LC-35 US Navy
Sunfollower NRL Suborbital 3 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 106 kilometres (66 mi)
18 September R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test18 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
19 September
15:49
V-2 White Sands LC-33 US Army
US Army Suborbital 19 SeptemberLaunch failure
Final flight of V-2, project Hermes launch, apogee: 7 kilometres (4.3 mi)
25 September
03:50
Aerobee XASR-SC-1 White Sands LC-35 US Army
GRENADES US Army Suborbital 25 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 117 kilometres (73 mi)
September R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
September R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
September R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
September R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
September R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)

October

10 October
14:24
Aerobee RTV-A-1 Holloman LC-A ARDC
ARDC Suborbital 10 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 101 kilometres (63 mi)
22 October
14:35
Aerobee RTV-A-1 Holloman LC-A ARDC
T-day ARDC Suborbital 22 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
23 October
03:45
Aerobee XASR-SC-2 White Sands LC-35 US Army
GRENADES US Army Suborbital 23 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 112 kilometres (70 mi)
29 October R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test29 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
30 October R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test30 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
30 October R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test30 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)

November

21 November R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test21 NovemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)

December

11 December
23:47
Aerobee XASR-SC-1 White Sands LC-35 US Army
SPHERE US Army Suborbital 11 DecemberSuccessful
Apogee: 105 kilometres (65 mi)
15 December
21:38
Viking White Sands NLA-1 US Navy
Viking 9 NRL Suborbital Solar15 DecemberSuccessful
Apogee: 217 kilometres (135 mi)

References

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