List of Scout launches

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This is a list of launches made by the Scout rocket.

Launches By Vehicle[edit]

Vehicle Launches Successes Failures
Blue Scout II 1 0 1
Scout X-1 4 1 3
Scout X-2 4 1 3
Scout X-3 6 5 1
Scout X-4 12 11 1
Scout A 13 12 1
Scout B 24 23 1
Scout D 15 15 0
Scout E 1 1 0
Scout F 2 1 1
Scout G 17 17 0

Launches By Decade[edit]

Year Launches Success Failures
1960-69 53 42 11
1970-79 30 29 1
1980-89 11 11 0
1990-99 5 5 0

Launch History[edit]

Date/Time (UTC) Configuration Serial number Launch site Outcome
Payload Separation orbit Operator Function
Remarks

1960[edit]

18 April 1960
23:09
Scout X X-1 Wallops LA-3 Failure
N/A Suborbital (planned) NASA Test flight
2 July 1960
00:04
Scout X-1 ST-1 Wallops LA-3 Failure
N/A Suborbital (planned) NASA Test flight
4 October 1960
15:23
Scout X-1 ST-2 Wallops LA-3 Successful
N/A Suborbital NASA Test flight
4 December 1960
21:14
Scout X-1 ST-3 Wallops LA-3 Failure
Explorer S-56 Low Earth (planned) NASA Technology

1961[edit]

7 January 1961
17:33
Blue Scout I D-3 Cape Canaveral LC-18B Successful
N/A Suborbital USAF Test flight
16 February 1961
13:05
Scout X-1 ST-4 Wallops LA-3 Successful
Explorer 9 Low Earth NASA Technology
3 March 1961
16:02
Blue Scout II D-4 Cape Canaveral LC-18B Successful
N/A Suborbital USAF Test flight
12 April 1961
06:07
Blue Scout II D-5 Cape Canaveral LC-18B Successful
N/A Suborbital USAF Test flight
9 May 1961
16:00
Blue Scout I D-6 Cape Canaveral LC-18B Successful
N/A Suborbital USAF Test flight
30 June 1961
17:09
Scout X-1 ST-5 Wallops LA-3 Failure
Explorer S-55 Low Earth (planned) NASA Micrometeorite Research
25 August 1961
18:29
Scout X-1 ST-6 Wallops LA-3 Partial Failure
Explorer 13 Low Earth NASA Micrometeorite Research
19 October 1961
17:38
Scout X-1 ST-7 Wallops LA-3 Successful
P-21 Suborbital NASA Ionospheric research
1 November 1961
15:32
Blue Scout II D-8 Cape Canaveral LC-18B Failure
Mercury-Scout 1 Low Earth (planned) NASA Technology

1962[edit]

1 March 1962
05:07
Scout X-1A ST-8 Wallops LA-3 Successful
Re-Entry 1 Suborbital NASA Test flight
29 March 1962
07:27
Scout X-2 ST-9 Wallops LA-3 Successful
P-21A Suborbital NASA Ionospheric research
12 April 1962
16:00
Blue Scout I D-7 Cape Canaveral LC-18B Successful
N/A Suborbital USAF Test flight
26 April 1962
10:49
Scout X-2 S111 Vandenberg SLC-5 Failure
Solrad 4B Low Earth (planned) NRL Reconnaissance/Ionospheric research
24 May 1962
?
Scout X-2M S112 Vandenberg SLC-5 Failure
DSAP-1 F1 Low Earth (planned) USAF Meteorology
23 August 1962
11:44
Scout X-2M S117 Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
DSAP-1 F2 Low Earth USAF Meteorology
31 August 1962
16:25
Scout X-3A S114 Wallops LA-3 Failure
Re-Entry 2 Suborbital (planned) NASA Test flight
16 December 1962
14:33
Scout X-3 S115 Wallops LA-3 Successful
Explorer 16 Low Earth NASA Micrometeorite Research
19 December 1962
01:25
Scout X-3 S118 Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-5A 1 Low Earth USAF Navigation

1963[edit]

19 February 1963
16:33
Scout X-3M S126 Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
DSAP-1 F3 Low Earth USAF Meteorology
5 April 1963
03:01
Scout X-3 S119 Vandenberg SLC-5 Failure
Transit-5A 2 Low Earth (planned) USAF Navigation
26 April 1963
?
Scout X-2M S121 Vandenberg SLC-5 Failure
DSAP-1 F4 Low Earth (planned) USAF Meteorology
22 May 1963
04:38
Scout X-3 S116 Wallops LA-3 Successful
RFD-1 Suborbital NASA Re-entry test
16 June 1963
01:49
Scout X-3 S120 Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-5A 3 Low Earth USAF Navigation
28 June 1963
21:19
Scout X-4 S113 Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
CRL-1 (GRS) Low Earth USAF CRL Geophysics
20 July 1963
05:44
Scout X-3A S110 Wallops LA-3 Failure
Re-Entry 3 Suborbital (planned) NASA Re-entry test
27 September 1963
11:17
Scout X-2B S132 Vandenberg SLC-5 Failure
DSAP-1 F5 Low Earth (planned) USAF Meteorology
19 December 1963
18:49
Scout X-4 S122R Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Explorer 19 Low Earth NASA Atmospheric Research

1964[edit]

27 March 1964
17:25
Scout X-3 S127R Wallops LA-3 Successful
Ariel 2 Low Earth SERC Ionopheric Research
4 June 1964
03:50
Scout X-4 S125R Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-5C 1 Low Earth USAF Navigation
25 June 1964
01:40
Scout X-4 S128R Vandenberg SLC-5 Failure
CRL-2 (ESRS) Low Earth (planned) USAF CRL Ionospheric Research
20 July 1964
10:53
Scout X-4 S124R Wallops LA-3A Successful
SERT-1 Suborbital NASA Technology
18 August 1964
06:05
Scout X-4A S129R Wallops LA-3 Successful
Re-Entry 4A Suborbital NASA Re-entry test
25 August 1964
13:43
Scout X-4 S134R Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Explorer 20 Low Earth NASA Ionospheric Research
9 October 1964
04:04
Scout X-3C S130R Wallops LA-3A Successful
RFD-2 Suborbital NASA Re-entry test
10 October 1964
03:01
Scout X-4 S123R Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Explorer 22 Low Earth NASA Geodesy/Ionospheric Research
6 November 1964
12:02
Scout X-4 S133R Wallops LA-3A Successful
Explorer 23 Low Earth NASA Micrometeorite Research
21 November 1964
17:09
Scout X-4 S135R Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Explorer 24
Explorer 25
Low Earth NASA Atmospheric Research
15 December 1964
20:20
Scout X-4 S137R Wallops LA-3A Successful
San Marco 1 Low Earth CRN Atmospheric Research
First Italian satellite

1965[edit]

29 April 1965
14:17
Scout X-4 S136R Wallops LA-3A Successful
Explorer 27 Low Earth NASA Geodesy/Ionospheric Research
10 August 1965
17:54
Scout B S131R Wallops LA-3A Successful
SECOR-5
SEV
Low Earth US Army
NASA
Geodesy
Technology
19 November 1965
04:48
Scout X-4 S138R Wallops LA-3A Successful
Explorer 30 Low Earth NASA Solar Research
6 December 1965
21:05
Scout X-4 S139R Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
FR-1 Low Earth CNES Ionospheric Research
22 December 1965
04:33
Scout A S140C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 6 Low Earth USAF Navigation

1966[edit]

28 January 1966
17:06
Scout A S142C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 7 Low Earth USAF Navigation
10 February 1966
00:55
Scout X-4A S141C Wallops LA-3A Successful
Re-Entry 4B Suborbital NASA Re-entry test
26 March 1966
03:31
Scout A S143C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 8 Low Earth USAF Navigation
22 April 1966
09:45
Scout B S145C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
OV3-1 Low Earth USAF Ionospheric Research
19 May 1966
02:27
Scout A S146C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 9 Low Earth USAF Navigation
10 June 1966
04:15
Scout B S147C Wallops LA-3A Successful
OV3-4 Low Earth USAF Ionospheric Research
4 August 1966
10:45
Scout B S148C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
OV3-3 Low Earth USAF Ionospheric Research
18 August 1966
02:25
Scout A S149C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 10 Low Earth USAF Navigation
28 October 1966
11:56
Scout B S150C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
OV3-2 Low Earth USAF Ionospheric Research

1967[edit]

31 January 1967
12:45
Scout B S151C Vandenberg SLC-5 Failure
OV3-5 Low Earth (planned) USAF Ionospheric Research
14 April 1967
03:25
Scout A S154C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 12 Low Earth USAF Navigation
26 April 1967
10:06
Scout B S153C San Marco Successful
San Marco 2 Low Earth CRN Atmospheric Research
5 May 1967
16:00
Scout A S155C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Ariel 3 Low Earth SERC Ionospheric Research
18 May 1967
09:05
Scout A S156C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 13 Low Earth USAF Navigation
30 May 1967
02:06
Scout A S152C Vandenberg SLC-5 Failure
ESRO 2A Low Earth (planned) ESRO Ionospheric Research
25 September 1967
08:25
Scout A S157C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 14 Low Earth USAF Navigation
19 October 1967
17:33
Scout B S159C Wallops LA-3A Successful
RAM-C1 Suborbital NASA Re-entry test
5 December 1967
01:03
Scout B S158C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
OV3-6 Low Earth USAF Ionospheric Research

1968[edit]

2 March 1968
03:55
Scout A S162C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 18 Low Earth USAF Navigation
5 March 1968
18:28
Scout B S160C Wallops LA-3A Successful
Explorer 37 Low Earth NASA Solar Research
27 April 1968
05:19
Scout X-5C S164C Wallops LA-3A Successful
Re-Entry 5 Suborbital NASA Re-entry test
17 May 1968
02:06
Scout B S161C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
ESRO 2B Low Earth ESRO Ionospheric Research
8 August 1968
20:12
Scout B S165C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Explorer 39
Explorer 40
Low Earth NASA Atmospheric/Ionospheric Research
22 August 1968
15:16
Scout B S168C Wallops LA-3A Successful
RAM-C2 Suborbital NASA Re-entry test
3 October 1968
20:49
Scout B S167C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
ESRO 1A (Aurorae) Low Earth ESRO Ionospheric Research

1969[edit]

1 October 1969
22:29
Scout B S172C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
ESRO 1B (Boreas) Low Earth ESRO Ionospheric Research
8 November 1969
01:52
Scout B S169C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Azur (GRS-1) Low Earth DLR Ionospheric Research

1970[edit]

27 August 1970
13:23
Scout A S176C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 19 Low Earth USAF Navigation
30 September 1970
20:06
Scout B S171C Wallops LA-3A Successful
RAM-C3 Suborbital NASA Re-entry test
9 November 1970
06:00
Scout B S174C Wallops LA-3A Successful
OFO Low Earth NASA Life Sciences
12 December 1970
10:53
Scout B S175C San Marco Successful
Explorer 42 (Uhuru) Low Earth NASA X-ray Astronomy

1971[edit]

24 April 1971
07:32
Scout B S173C San Marco Successful
San Marco 3 Low Earth ASI Atmospheric Research
20 June 1971
19:31
Scout B S144CR Wallops LA-3A Successful
PAET Suborbital NASA Re-entry test
8 July 1971
22:58
Scout B S177C Wallops LA-3A Successful
Explorer 44 Low Earth NASA Solar Research
16 August 1971
18:39
Scout B-1 S180C Wallops LA-3A Successful
Eole Low Earth CNES Data Relay
20 September 1971
23:31
Scout B S166C Wallops LA-3A Successful
BIC Suborbital NASA/DLR Ionospheric Research
15 November 1971
05:52
Scout B S163CR San Marco Successful
Explorer 45 High Earth NASA Magnetosphere Research
11 December 1971
20:47
Scout B-1 S183C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Ariel 4 Low Earth SERC Ionospheric Research

1972[edit]

13 August 1972
15:10
Scout D-1 S184C Wallops LA-3A Successful
Explorer 46 Low Earth NASA Micrometeorite Research
2 September 1972
17:50
Scout B-1 S182C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Triad 1 Low Earth USAF Navigation
15 November 1972
22:13
Scout D-1 S170CR San Marco Successful
Explorer 48 (SAS-B) Low Earth NASA Astronomy
22 November 1972
00:17
Scout D-1 S185C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
ESRO 4 Low Earth ESRO Ionospheric Research
16 December 1972
11:24
Scout D-1 S181C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Aeros-A Low Earth DLR/NASA Ionospheric Research

1973[edit]

30 October 1973
00:37
Scout A-1 S178C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 20 Low Earth USAF Navigation

1974[edit]

18 February 1974
10:05
Scout D-1 S190C San Marco Successful
San Marco 4 Low Earth ASI Atmospheric Research
9 March 1974
02:22
Scout D-1 S188C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Miranda (X-4) Low Earth SERC Technology
3 June 1974
23:09
Scout E-1 S191C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Explorer 52 High Earth NASA Magnetosphere Research
16 July 1974
11:51
Scout D-1 S186C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Aeros-B Low Earth DLR/NASA Ionospheric Research
30 August 1974
14:07
Scout D-1 S189C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
ANS Low Earth NIVR/NASA Astronomy
15 October 1974
07:47
Scout B-1 S187C San Marco Successful
Ariel 5 Low Earth SERC Astronomy

1975[edit]

7 May 1975
22:45
Scout F-1 S194C San Marco Successful
Explorer 53 (SAS-C) Low Earth NASA Astronomy
12 October 1975
06:39
Scout D-1 S195C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Triad 2 Low Earth USAF Navigation
6 December 1975
03:35
Scout F-1 S196C Vandenberg SLC-5 Failure
Dual Air Density Explorer-A
Dual Air Density Explorer-B
Low Earth (planned) NASA Atmospheric Research

1976[edit]

22 May 1976
07:42
Scout B-1 S179CR Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Wideband (STP P76-5) Low Earth USAF Ionospheric Research
18 June 1976
11:41
Scout D-1 S193C Wallops LA-3A Successful
Gravity Probe A Suborbital NASA Cosmology Research
1 September 1976
21:14
Scout D-1 S197C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Triad 3 Low Earth USAF Navigation

1977[edit]

28 October 1977
04:52
Scout D-1 S200C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transat (Transit-O 11) Low Earth USAF Navigation/Technology

1978[edit]

26 April 1978
10:20
Scout D-1 S201C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Explorer 56 (HCMM) Low Earth NASA Earth Observation

1979[edit]

18 February 1979
16:18
Scout D-1 S202C Wallops LA-3A Successful
Explorer 60 (SAGE) Low Earth NASA Atmospheric Research
2 June 1979
23:26
Scout D-1 S198C Wallops LA-3A Successful
Ariel 6 Low Earth SERC Astronomy
30 October 1979
14:16
Scout G-1 S203C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Explorer 61 (Magsat) Low Earth NASA Magnetosphere Research

1980[edit]

1981[edit]

15 May 1981
06:07
Scout G-1 S192C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Nova 1 Low Earth USAF Navigation

1982[edit]

1983[edit]

27 June 1983
15:37
Scout D-1 S205C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
HILAT (STP P83-1) Low Earth USAF Ionospheric Research

1984[edit]

12 October 1984
01:43
Scout G-1 S208C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Nova 3 Low Earth USAF Navigation

1985[edit]

3 August 1985
03:31
Scout G-1 S209C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 24
Transit-O 30
Low Earth USAF Navigation
13 December 1985
02:35
Scout G-1 S207C Wallops LA-3A Successful
ITV-1 (USA-13)
ITV-2 (USA-14)
Low Earth USAF ASAT target

1986[edit]

14 November 1986
00:23
Scout G-1 S199C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Polar Bear (STP P87-1) Low Earth USAF Ionospheric Research

1987[edit]

16 September 1987
19:22
Scout G-1 S204C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 27
Transit-O 29
Low Earth USAF Navigation

1988[edit]

25 March 1988
19:50
Scout G-1 S206C San Marco Successful
San Marco 5 Low Earth ASI Atmospheric Research
26 April 1988
01:57
Scout G-1 S211C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 23
Transit-O 32
Low Earth USAF Navigation
16 June 1988
06:54
Scout G-1 S213C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Nova 2 Low Earth USAF Navigation
25 August 1988
06:59
Scout G-1 S214C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
Transit-O 25
Transit-O 31
Low Earth USAF Navigation

1989[edit]

1990[edit]

9 May 1990
17:50
Scout G-1 S212C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
MACSAT-1
MACSAT-2
Low Earth DARPA Communication/Technology

1991[edit]

29 June 1991
14:00
Scout G-1 S216C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
REX (STP P89-1A) Low Earth USAF Ionospheric Research

1992[edit]

3 July 1992
14:19
Scout G-1 S215C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
SAMPEX (Explorer 68) Low Earth NASA Solar Research
21 November 1992
13:45
Scout G-1 S210C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
MSTI-1 Low Earth SDIO Technology

1993[edit]

25 June 1993
23:30
Scout G-1 S217C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
RADCAL (STP P92-1) Low Earth USAF Radar calibration

1994[edit]

9 May 1994
02:47
Scout G-1 S218C Vandenberg SLC-5 Successful
MSTI-2 Low Earth SDIO Technology

References[edit]

  • McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  • McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  • Wade, Mark. "Scout". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 24 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.