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Launches

This is a list of spaceflights launched in 1957. ISS in earth orbit. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Launch Date/Time Rocket Launch
Site
Launch Contractor Payload Operator Orbit Mission/
Function
Re-Entry/
Destruction
Outcome Remarks
January 26 Thor DM-18 LC-17B, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Failure Exploded on pad.
March 1
21:51 GMT
Jupiter LC-5, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Failure Maiden flight of Jupiter IRBM.
Overheated and disintegrated.
April 20
04:33 GMT
Thor DM-18 LC-17B, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Failure Maiden flight of Thor IRBM.
Tracking error led flight controllers to incorrectly believe rocket was off course, self-destruct activated.
April 26
20:12 GMT
Jupiter LC-5, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Failure
May 1
06:29 GMT
Viking LC-18, Cape Canaveral US Navy Vanguard third stage US Navy Sub-orbital Test Vanguard third stage May 1, 1957 Successful Final flight of Viking sounding rocket.
May 15
07:55 GMT
Jupiter C (Juno) LC-6, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Failure Gyro failure at T+134 seconds.
May 15
16:01 GMT
R-7 LC-1, Baikonur MVS (none) N/A N/A Test flight N/A Failure Maiden flight of R-7 rocket.
Booster rocket tore away at T+98 seconds.
Engine fire.
May 22
03:00 GMT
Thor DM-18 LC-17B, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Failure Valve malfunction resulted in high internal pressure and ultimately explosion.
May 31
18:08 GMT
Jupiter LC-5, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Successful
June 11
19:37 GMT
Atlas A LC-14, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A ICBM research and development N/A Failure Maiden flight of Atlas.
Fuel system malfunction.
July 12
12:53 GMT
R-7 LC-1, Baikonur MVS (none) N/A N/A Test flight N/A Failure Loss of control.
Boosters jettisoned prematurely at T+33 seconds.
August 8
06:59 GMT
Jupiter C (Juno) LC-6, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Successful Nosecone recovered, proving re-entry system worked.
August 21
12:25 GMT
R-7 LC-1, Baikonur MVS (none) N/A N/A Test flight N/A Successful
August 28
21:02 GMT
Jupiter LC-26A, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Successful
August 30 Thor DM-18 LC-17A, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Failure Disintegrated at T+92 seconds.
September 7
11:39 GMT
R-7 LC-1, Baikonur MVS (none) N/A N/A Test flight N/A Successful
September 20 Thor DM-18 LC-17B, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Successful
September 25
19:57 GMT
Atlas A LC-14, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A ICBM research and development N/A Failure Fuel system malfunction.
October 3
17:13 GMT
Thor DM-18 LC-17A, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Failure Exploded on pad.
October 4
19:28 GMT
R-7 8K71PS LC-1, Baikonur RVSN Sputnik 1 RVSN LEO Demonstrate orbital launch capability January 3, 1958 Successful First successful orbital satellite.
October 11
16:29 GMT
Thor DM-18 LC-17B, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Partial Failure Pump gearbox failure, still met test objectives.
October 23
01:07 GMT
Jupiter LC-26B, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Successful
October 23
19:22 GMT
Vanguard Test Article LC-18, Cape Canaveral US Navy (none) N/A N/A Test first stage of Vanguard rocket N/A Successful Battleship 2nd and 3rd stages.
October 24
16:32 GMT
Thor DM-18 LC-17A, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Successful
November 3
02:30 GMT
R-7 8K71PS LC-1, Baikonur RVSN Sputnik 2, 1 dog (Laika) RVSN LEO Test effects of spaceflight on a living organism April 14, 1958 Partial Failure First living organism in space.
Animal died prior to completion of experiments.
November 13
01:51 GMT
Skylark LA-2, Woomera RAE/WRE (none) N/A N/A Test sounding rocket
Aeronomy experiments
N/A Successful
November 27
02:10 GMT
Jupiter LC-26B, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Failure Pump failure at T+202 seconds resulted in complete loss of thrust.
December 6
16:44 GMT
Vanguard LC-18, Cape Canaveral US Navy Vanguard 1A US Navy Intended:LEO Demonstrate orbital launch capability T+2 seconds Failure First flight of Vanguard rocket in full configuration.
Lost thrust and exploded on pad.
December 7
22:11 GMT
Thor DM-18 LC-17B, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Successful
December 17
17:39 GMT
Atlas A LC-14, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A ICBM research and development N/A Successful
December 19
00:07 GMT
Jupiter LC-26B, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Failure Pump failure at T+116 seconds resulted in complete loss of thrust.
December 19
20:12 GMT
Thor DM-18 LC-17A, Cape Canaveral US Air Force (none) N/A N/A IRBM research and development N/A Successful

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The first stage of the Boeing Delta II rocket, slated to launch NASAs Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), is lifted into a vertical position for installation into the mobile service tower at Pad 17B Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 17 is a launch site at Merritt Island... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... An intermediate-range ballistic missile, or IRBM, is a ballistic missile with a range of 2750-5500 km or 1719-3437 miles. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... R-7 with Sputnik 2 The R-7 Semyorka (Russian: ) was the worlds first intercontinental ballistic missile and was deployed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War from 1959 to 1968. ... Map showing Baikonurs location in Kazakhstan. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Strategic Rocket Forces. ... Sputnik 1 (Russian: , Satellite 1) was the first artificial satellite to be put into orbit, on October 4, 1957. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Strategic Rocket Forces. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Thor-Ablestar Thor was the United Statess first operational ballistic missile. ... 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For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Thor-Ablestar Thor was the United Statess first operational ballistic missile. ... The first stage of the Boeing Delta II rocket, slated to launch NASAs Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), is lifted into a vertical position for installation into the mobile service tower at Pad 17B Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 17 is a launch site at Merritt Island... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... An intermediate-range ballistic missile, or IRBM, is a ballistic missile with a range of 2750-5500 km or 1719-3437 miles. ...

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