1955 in spaceflight

This is a list of spaceflight related events which occurred in 1955.

1955 in spaceflight
The X-17 made its maiden flight in 1955

Launches

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

January

20 January R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test20 JanuarySuccessful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
25 January R-1E Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Biological25 JanuarySuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
28 January R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test28 JanuarySuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
29 January R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test29 JanuarySuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
January R-5 Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
LKI-III OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
January R-5 Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
LKI-III OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
January R-5 Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
LKI-III OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
January R-11 Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)

February

3 February R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test3 FebruarySuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
4 February
21:55
Viking White Sands NLA-1 US Navy
Viking 12 NRL Suborbital REV test4 FebruarySuccessful
Apogee: 231 kilometres (144 mi)
5 February R-1E Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Biological5 FebruarySuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
7 February
18:51
Aerobee RTV-A-1a Holloman LC-A US Air Force
US Air Force/Utah Suborbital 7 FebruarySuccessful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi)
7 February R-5 Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
LKI-III OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
7 February R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test7 FebruarySuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
21 February
18:25
Aerobee RTV-N-10c White Sands LC-35 US Navy
Sunfollower NRL Suborbital 21 FebruarySuccessful
Apogee: 115 kilometres (71 mi)
February R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
February R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
February R-11 Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Unknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)

March

19 March
06:00
Aerobee RTV-N-10 White Sands LC-35 US Navy
Airglow NRL Suborbital 19 MarchSuccessful
Apogee: 115 kilometres (71 mi)
29 March
16:47
Aerobee RTV-A-1a Holloman LC-A US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital 29 MarchSuccessful
Apogee: 112 kilometres (70 mi)
March R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
March R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)

April

8 April
15:19
Nike-Deacon Wallops Island US Air Force
DAN-1 US Air Force Suborbital Test flight8 AprilSuccessful
Apogee: 108 kilometres (67 mi)
8 April Nike-Nike-Tri-Deacon-T40 Wallops Island PARD
PARD Suborbital Thermodynamics8 AprilLaunch failure
Apogee: 18 kilometres (11 mi)
8 April R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test8 AprilSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
9 April R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test9 AprilSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
12 April R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test12 AprilSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
15 April R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test15 AprilSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
21 April
15:58
Aerobee-150 (Hi) Holloman LC-A US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight29 MarchSuccessful
Apogee: 198 kilometres (123 mi), maiden flight of Aerobee-150 (Aerobee-Hi)
April R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
April R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)

May

21 May R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test21 MaySuccessful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
May R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
May R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
May R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
May R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
May R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)

June

6 June R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test6 JuneSuccessful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
16 June
01:11
Aerobee AJ10-27 Holloman LC-A US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital 16 JuneSuccessful
Apogee: 203 kilometres (126 mi)
18 June R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test18 JuneSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
22 June R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test22 JuneSuccessful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
23 June
12:40
Aerobee-150 (Hi) Holloman LC-A US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight23 JuneLaunch failure
Apogee: 64 kilometres (40 mi)
23 June R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test23 JuneSuccessful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
24 June
18:04
Nike-Deacon Wallops Island US Air Force
DAN-2 US Air Force Suborbital Aeronomy24 JuneSuccessful
Apogee: 105 kilometres (65 mi)
24 June R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test24 JuneSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
June R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
June R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
June R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)

July

8 July
08:39
Aerobee RTV-N-10 White Sands LC-35 US Navy
NRL Suborbital 8 JulySuccessful
Apogee: 113 kilometres (70 mi)
9 July R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test9 JulySuccessful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
25 July R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test25 JulySuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
26 July R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test26 JulySuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
29 July R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test29 JulySuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
30 July R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test30 JulySuccessful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
July R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
July R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
July R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
July R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
July R-11FM Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)

August

1 August R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test1 AugustSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
9 August R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test9 AugustSuccessful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
24 August R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test24 AugustSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
25 August
13:00
Aerobee-150 (Hi) White Sands LC-35 US Navy
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight25 AugustLaunch failure
Apogee: 4 kilometres (2.5 mi)
25 August R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test25 AugustSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
August R-2 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
August R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)

September

12 September
14:32
R-11FM Zemlya B-67, Beloye More OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test12 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)
23 September X-17 Cape Canaveral LC-3 US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight23 SeptemberLaunch failure
Apogee: 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
23 September
20:34
Loki Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-12 LP-1 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
23 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
24 September
16:35
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-2 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
24 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
24 September
21:09
Loki Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-3 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
24 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
25 September
20:39
Loki Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-4 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
25 SeptemberLaunch failure
Apogee: 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
27 September
19:12
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-20 US Navy
NRL Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
27 SeptemberLaunch failure
Apogee: 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
27 September
20:54
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-5 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
27 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
28 September
01:13
Loki Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-6 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
28 SeptemberLaunch failure
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
28 September
14:54
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-7 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
28 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
28 September
17:40
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-22 US Navy
NRL Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
28 SeptemberLaunch failure
Apogee: 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
28 September
19:22
Deacon-Loki Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-8 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Test flight28 SeptemberLaunch failure
Apogee: 102 kilometres (63 mi)
29 September
13:42
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-9 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
29 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
29 September
19:13
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-10 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
29 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
29 September
21:52
Deacon-Loki Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-11 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
29 SeptemberLaunch failure
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
30 September
20:10
Loki Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-12 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
30 SeptemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
September R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
September R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
September R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)

October

4 October
21:18
Loki Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-13 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
4 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
5 October R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test5 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
6 October
10:45
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-23 US Navy
NRL Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
6 OctoberLaunch failure
Apogee: 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
6 October
19:10
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-14 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
6 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
8 October R-1 Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test8 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
11 October
14:33
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-15 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
11 OctoberLaunch failure
Apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi)
13 October
01:00
Aerobee RTV-A-1a Holloman LC-A US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Sodium release13 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 101 kilometres (63 mi)
13 October
12:44
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-16 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
13 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
13 October
13:42
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-26 US Navy
NRL Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
13 OctoberLaunch failure
Apogee: 50 kilometres (31 mi)
13 October
15:24
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-17 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
13 OctoberLaunch failure
Apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi)
13 October
20:13
Deacon Rockoon USS Staten Island, AO-13 LP-18 US Navy
SUI Suborbital Ionospheric
Aeronomy
13 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
18 October
22:49
Aerobee RTV-N-10c White Sands LC-35 US Navy
Airglow NRL Suborbital Solar18 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 101 kilometres (63 mi)
22 October
00:20
Aerobee RTV-N-10c White Sands LC-35 US Navy
Airglow NRL Suborbital Solar22 OctoberSuccessful
Apogee: 185 kilometres (115 mi)
October R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
October R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)

November

4 November
15:30
Aerobee RTV-N-10c White Sands LC-35 US Navy
Airglow NRL Suborbital Solar4 NovemberSuccessful
Apogee: 135 kilometres (84 mi)
5 November R-1E Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Biological5 NovemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
17 November
09:15
Aerobee RTV-N-10 White Sands LC-35 US Navy
NRL Suborbital 17 NovemberSuccessful
Apogee: 105 kilometres (65 mi)
19 November R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test19 NovemberSuccessful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
29 November
17:16
Aerobee RTV-N-10 White Sands LC-35 US Navy
NRL Suborbital 29 NovemberSuccessful
Apogee: 132 kilometres (82 mi)
November R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
November R-5M Pobeda Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test Successful
Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)

December

1 December X-17 Cape Canaveral LC-3 US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight1 DecemberSuccessful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
9 December
14:50
Aerobee-150 (Hi) White Sands LC-35 US Navy
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight9 DecemberLaunch failure
19 March
05:00
Aerobee RTV-N-10a White Sands LC-35 US Navy
Airglow NRL Suborbital 13 DecemberSuccessful
Apogee: 142 kilometres (88 mi)
13 December
17:58
Aerobee AJ10-27 Holloman LC-A US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Solar13 DecemberSuccessful
Apogee: 138 kilometres (86 mi)
30 December R-11M Zemlya Kapustin Yar OKB-1
OKB-1 Suborbital Missile test30 DecemberUnknown
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi), maiden flight of R-11M

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