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1962 September 29 - . 06:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC2E. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor Agena B 341 (TA1).
  • Alouette 1 - . Payload: Alouette 1 / TAVE. Mass: 145 kg (319 lb). Nation: Canada. Agency: Clemson. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft: Alouette. USAF Sat Cat: 424 . COSPAR: 1962-B-Alpha-1. Apogee: 1,022 km (635 mi). Perigee: 987 km (613 mi). Inclination: 80.5000 deg. Period: 105.20 min. Summary: Ionospheric research. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B). .

1970 January 23 - . 11:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC2W. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Delta N6. LV Configuration: Thor Delta N6 542/D76.
  • Oscar 5 - . Payload: Australis-Oscar 5. Mass: 18 kg (39 lb). Nation: Australia. Agency: Clemson. Program: Oscar. Class: Communications. Type: Amateur radio communications satellite. Spacecraft: Oscar. USAF Sat Cat: 4321 . COSPAR: 1970-008B. Apogee: 1,478 km (918 mi). Perigee: 1,434 km (891 mi). Inclination: 101.8000 deg. Period: 115.00 min. Australis-OSCAR 5 was launched piggyback with ITOS-1 (TIROS-M weather satellite. Weight 17.7 kg (9 kg of which was battery mass). Box shaped 304 x 431 x 152 mm. 2 meter monopole and 10 meter dipole antennas. It was the first amateur satellite to be remotely controlled. Built by students at The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Battery powered, Australis-OSCAR 5 transmitted telemetry on both 2 meter (144.050 MHz at 50 mW) and 10 meter (29.450 MHz at 250 mW) bands that operated for 23 and 46 days respectively. Passive magnetic attitude stabilization was performed by carrying two bar magnets to align with the Earth's magnetic field in order to provide a favorable antenna footprint. The University of Melbourne compiled tracking reports from hundreds of stations in 27 countries.

2008 August 22 - . 09:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA0B. LV Family: ALV. Launch Vehicle: ALV. FAILURE: Went off course and destroyed by range safety 27 seconds after launch..
  • HyBolt/SOAREX-VI - . Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Apogee: 3.50 km (2.10 mi). Summary: Carried HyBOLT and SOAREX-VI hypersonic research experiments..

2009 March 20 - . 11:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 12.
  • NASA 40.023UE - . Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Apogee: 560 km (340 mi). Summary: Aurora.

2009 July 15 - . 22:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle.
  • Dragonsat - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2010-03-17 . USAF Sat Cat: 35690 . COSPAR: 2009-038B. Apogee: 332 km (206 mi). Perigee: 326 km (202 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.10 min. Ejected from the Endeavour on 30 July at 12:34 GMT. Dragonsat consisted of two 1.5 kg cubesats, BEVO-1 from the University of Texas at Austin and Aggiesat 2 from Texas A&M University. The two satellites were ejected attached to each other, but failed to separate as planned.
  • ANDE Passive(Pollux) - . Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Decay Date: 2010-03-17 . USAF Sat Cat: 35690 . COSPAR: 2009-038E. Apogee: 332 km (206 mi). Perigee: 326 km (202 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.10 min. Summary: Ejected from the Endeavour on 30 July at 12:33 GMT. Upper atmosphere studies..
  • ANDE Active (Castor) - . Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Decay Date: 2010-03-17 . USAF Sat Cat: 35690 . COSPAR: 2009-038F. Apogee: 332 km (206 mi). Perigee: 326 km (202 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.10 min. Summary: Ejected from the Endeavour on 30 July at 12:33 GMT. Upper atmosphere studies..

2009 August 29 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle.
  • Leonardo - . Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. COSPAR: 2009-045x.

2009 September 19 - . 23:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 11.
  • NASA 39.009DR - . Mass: 283 kg (623 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Summary: Chemical release.

2009 October 28 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. LV Family: Ares. Launch Vehicle: Ares I.
  • Ares I-X - . Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Spacecraft: Ares. First flight test of the Ares/Constellation program. The Ares I-X rocket consisted of the modified Shuttle RSRM-91A solid rocket booster, a dummy Upper Stage Simulator, and a dummy Ares command module / launch abort system. It was launched from the newly modified LC39B at Kennedy Space Center to test the aerodynamics of the vehicle within the atmosphere and provide real-world data to ameliorate concerns regarding the vibration level created by the SRB for any crew in a future mission. The SRB reached 46 km altitude before descending to the Atlantic for recovery.

2010 February 16 - . 09:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 12.
  • NASA 40.025UE - . Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Apogee: 803 km (498 mi). Summary: Auroral payload.

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