Chronology of launch failures from 1990

This list, which probably isn't complete, includes total and partial launch failures. Only some suborbital flights are included. All dates and times on these pages are given in Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) unless otherwise noted.

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Launch date and time (UTC)

Vehicle

Payload(s)

Launch site

2013-07-02 02:21

Proton M/Block DM-03

Three GLONASS

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2013-02-01 06:55

Zenit 3SL/Block DM-SL

Intelsat 27

International Waters, Pacific Ocean

2012-12-08 13:13

Proton M/Briz M

Yamal 402

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2012-08-06 19:31

Proton M/Briz M

Telkom 3, Ekspress MD2

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2012-04-12 22:39

Unha-3

Kwangmyongsong-3

Sohae Satellite Launching Station, North Korea

2011-12-23 12:08

Soyuz 2-1b

Meridian 5

Plesetsk, Russia

2011-08-24 13:00

Soyuz-U

Progress M12-M [44P]

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2011-08-18 06:38

Proton M/Briz M

Ekspress AM4

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2011-08-17 09:28

Chang Zheng 2C

Shi Jian 11-04

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

2011-03-04 10:09

Taurus XL

Glory

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA

2011-02-01 14:00

Rokot-KM

GEO-IK-2

Plesetsk, Russia

2010-12-25 10:34

GSLV Mk. I

GSAT-5P

Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

2010-12-05 10:25

Proton M/Block DM-3

3 GLONASS satellites

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2010-06-10 08:01

KSLV 1

STSAT 2B

Naro, South Korea

2010-04-15 10:57

GSLV Mk. II

GSAT 4

Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

2009-08-31 09:28

Chang Zheng 3B

Palapa D

Xichang, China

2009-08-25 08:00

KSLV 1

STSAT 2

Naro, South Korea

2009-02-24 09:55

Taurus XL

OCO

Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA

2008-08-22 09:10

ALV-X1

HyBoLT, SOAREX

Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA

2008-08-16

Safir 1

Omir (?)

Dasht-e-Kavir desert (?), Iran

2008-08-03 03:34

Falcon 1

Trailblazer et al.

Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

2008-03-14 23:18

Proton M/Briz M

AMC-14

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2008-02

Kavoshgar/Safir 1

?

Dasht-e-Kavir desert (?), Iran

2007-09-05 22:43

Proton M/Briz M

JCSAT-11

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2007-06-15 15:12

Atlas V/Centaur

NROL-30

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA

2007-03-21 01:10

Falcon 1

Demosat

Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

2007-01-30 23:22

Zenit-3SL/Block DM-SL

NSS-8

International Waters, Pacific Ocean

2006-07-26 18:34

Dnepr

BelKa, others

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2006-07-10 12:08

GSLV Mk I

INSAT-4C

Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

2006-07-04 20:01

Taepodong 2

unknown

Musudan-ri (?), North Korea

2006-03-24 22:30

Falcon 1

FalconSat 2

Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

2006-02-28 20:10

Proton M/Briz M

Arabsat 4A

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2005-10-27 06:52

Kosmos 3M

Mozhayets-5 et al.

Plesetsk, Russia

2005-10-08 15:02

Rokot-KM

CryoSat

Plesetsk, Russia

2005-06-21

Volna

Cosmos 1

Barents Sea, Russia

2005-06-21

Molniya-M

Molniya-3K

Plesetsk, Russia

2004-12-24 11:20

Tsiklon 3

Sich 1M, KS5MF2

Plesetsk, Russia

2004-12-21 21:50

Delta IV Heavy

Demosat, Ralphie, Sparky

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA

2004-06-29 03:59

Zenit 3SL/Block DM-SL

Telstar 18/Apstar V

International Waters, Pacific Ocean

2004-09-06 10:53

Shavit 1

Ofeq 6 [Ofek 6]

Israeli Air Force Test Range, Palmachim Beach, Israel

2003-11-29

H-2A

IGS 2A, IGS 2B

Tanegashima Space Centre, Tanegashima, Japan

2003-09-16

Kaituozhe 1 (KT-1)

PS2 (?)

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China

2002-12-11 22:22

Ariane 5 ECA

Hotbird 7, STENTOR

Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana

2002-11-25 23:04

ProtonK/DM 3

Astra 1K

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

2002-10-15 18:20

Soyuz U

Foton M-1 [Foton 13]

Plesetsk, Russia

2002-09-15 10:30

Kaituozhe 1 (KT-1)

unknown

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China

2001-09-21

Taurus

QuikTOMS, OrbView 4

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA

2001-07-20 00:33

Volna

Cosmos 1

Barents Sea, Russia

2001-07-12 21:58

Ariane 5 G

BSAT 2b, Artemis

Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana

2001-06-02

modified Pegasus XL

X-43A

(Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA)

2001-04-18

GSLV D1

GSAT

Sriharikota Range, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India

2000-12-27 09:56

Tsiklon 3

Strela (3), Gonets (3)

Plesetsk, Russia

2000-03-12

Zenit 3 SL/Block DM-SL

ICO F1

International Waters, Pacific Ocean

2000-11-20 23:00

Kosmos 3M

QuickBird 1

Plesetsk, Russia

2000-02-10 01:30

M 5

Astro E

Kagoshima Space Centre, Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan

1999-12-12 19:40

VLS 1

SACI 2

Alcantara Space Centre, Maranhao, Brasil

1999-11-15 07:29

H 2

MTSAT

Tanegashima Space Centre, Tanegashima, Japan

1999-10-27 16:16

Proton K/DM 2

Ekspress A1

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1999-07-05 13:32

Proton K/Briz M

Raduga 1

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1999-05-05 01:00

Delta 3

Orion 3

Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, USA

1999-04-30 16:30

Titan 401B/Centaur

Milstar 2 F1

Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, USA

1999-04-27 18:22

Athena 2

Ikonos 1

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA

1999-04-09 17:01

Titan 402B/IUS-21

DSP 19

Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, USA

1998-09-09 20:29

Zenit 2

Globalstar (12)

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1998-08-31 03:07

Taepodong 1

Kwangmyongsong 1?

Musudan-ri, North Korea

1998-08-27 01:17

Delta 3

Galaxy X

Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, USA

1998-08-12 11:30

Titan 401A/Centaur

[Mercury 3]

Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, USA

1998-06-15

Tsiklon 3

Kosmos 2352

Plesetsk, Russia

1998-02-21

H 2

Comets [Kakehashi]

Tanegashima Space Centre, Tanegashima, Japan

1998-01-22 12:56

Shavit 1

Ofeq 4 [Ofek 4]

Israeli Air Force Test Range, Palmachim Beach, Israel

1997-12-24 23:19

Proton K/DM 3

Asiasat 3

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1997-11-02 12:25

VLS 1

SCD 2A

Alcantara Space Centre, Maranhao, Brasil

1997-10-30 01:43

Ariane 5 G

MAQSAT 3

Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana

1997-05-20 07:07

Zenit 2

[Tselina 2]

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1997-01-17 16:28

Delta 2

GPS SVN 42

Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, USA

1996-11-16 20:48

Proton K/DM 2

Mars 96

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1996-08-18 10:27

Chang Zheng 3

Chinasat [Zhongxing] 7

Xichang Space Centre, Sichuan, China

1996-06-20 18:45

Soyuz

[Kobalt]

Plesetsk, Russia

1996-06-04 12:34

Ariane 5 G

Cluster (4)

Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana

1996-05-14 08:55

Soyuz

[Kometa]

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1996-02-14 19:01

Chang Zheng 3B

Intelsat 708

Xichang Space Centre, Sichuan, China

1995-10-23

Conestoga 1620

Meteor SM, Meteor RV

Wallops Island, USA

1995-08-15 22:30

LLV 1

Gemstar

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA

1995-06-22 19:58

Pegasus XL

Step M3

(Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA)

1995-03-28 10:00

Start

Techsat 1, ENB, EKA 2

Plesetsk, Russia

1995-01-25 19:26

Chang Zheng 2E

Apstar 2

Xichang Space Centre, Sichuan, China

1994-12-01 22:57

Ariane 42P

PAS 3

Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana

1994-06-27 21:15

Pegasus XL

Step M1

(Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA)

1994-05-25 10:15

Tsiklon 3

[Tselina]

Plesetsk, Russia

1994-01-24 21:37

Ariane 44LP

Eutelsat II F5, Türksat 1A

Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana

1993-10-05 17:56

Titan II SLV

Landsat 6

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA

1993-09-20 05:12

PSLV

IRS 1E

Sriharikota Range, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India

1993-08-02 19:59

Titan 403A

[NOSS B3]

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA

1993-05-27 01:22

Proton-K/DM-2

Gorizont

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1992-12-21 11:21

Chang Zheng 2E

Optus B2

Xichang Space Centre, Sichuan, China

1992-08-22 22:40

Atlas I

Galaxy 1R

Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, USA

1992-02-05

Zenit 2

[Tselina]

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1991-08-30 08:58

Zenit 2

[Tselina]

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1991-04-18 23:30

Atlas I

BS 3H

Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, USA

1990-10-04

Zenit 2

[Tselina]

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1990-08-09 20:18

Proton K/DM 2

Ekran M

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1990-02-22 23:17

Ariane 44L

Superbird B, BS 2X

Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana