1964 in spaceflight

1964 in spaceflight
The launch of Gemini 1, the first flight of the Titan II GLV rocket and the Gemini programme
Orbital launches
First11 January
Last21 December
Partial failures3
National firsts
Satellite Italy
Maiden flightsAtlas SLV-3 Agena-D
Atlas LV-3C Centaur-C
Delta D
Kosmos-1 63S3
Molniya-M 8K78M
Titan II GLV
Titan IIIA
Vostok-2M 8A92M
RetirementsDelta B
Scout X-3
Polyot 11A59
Vostok-K 8K72K
Crewed flights
Total travellers3

Deep Space Rendezvous

Date (UTC) Spacecraft Event Remarks
2 FebruaryRanger 6Lunar impactImpacted Mare Tranquillitatis at 09:24:32, failed to return images
14 JulyZond 1Flyby of VenusClosest approach: 100,000 kilometres (62,000 mi), communications system failed before flyby
31 JulyRanger 7Lunar impactImpacted Mare Nubium at 13:25:48, returned 4,308 images

Orbital launch summary

By country

  Soviet Union
  United States
Orbital launch attempts by country in 1964
Country Launches Successes Failures Partial
 Soviet Union362970
 United States645383

By rocket

Rocket Country Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Atlas LV-3A Agena-B United States3300
Atlas LV-3A Agena-D United States9810
Atlas SLV-3 Agena-D United States4310Maiden flight
Atlas LV-3C Centaur-C United States2011Maiden flight
Delta B United States2110Retired
Delta C United States2101
Delta D United States1100Maiden flight
Kosmos-1 63S3 Soviet Union2110Maiden flight
Kosmos-2I 63S1 Soviet Union8710
Molniya 8K78 Soviet Union3210
Molniya-M 8K78M Soviet Union5140Maiden flight
Polyot 11A59 Soviet Union1100Retired
Saturn I United States3300First orbital launch
Scout X-3 United States1100Retired
Scout X-4 United States7610
Scout X-4 Italy1100First Italian satellite launch
Thor DSV-2A Ablestar United States3210
Thor SLV-2 Agena-B United States2101
Thor SLV-2 Agena-D United States2200
Thrust Augmented Thor SLV-2A Agena-D United States201910
Titan II GLV United States1100Maiden flight
Titan IIIA United States2110Maiden flight
Voskhod 11A57 Soviet Union5500
Vostok-K 8K72K Soviet Union2200Retired
Vostok-2 8A92 Soviet Union9900
Vostok-2M 8A92M Soviet Union1100Maiden flight

By orbit

Orbital regime Launches Achieved Not Achieved Accidentally
Low Earth776882
Medium Earth4310
High Earth11830Including Highly elliptical orbits


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