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Rocket Hardware-Vanguard
Vanguard TV-0
Vanguard TV-0 (Viking 13)
Vanguard TV-1
Vanguard TV-1
Vanguard TV-1 (Viking 14)
Vanguard TV-2
Vanguard TV-2
Vanguard TV-3
Vanguard TV-3BU
Vanguard SLV-5
Vanguard SLV-5
Vanguard Satellite
Vanguard SLV-6
Vanguard TV-3BU
Vanguard TV-4
Vanguard TV-5
Dec 8, 1956 1:05 a.m.
Successful
May 1, 1957 1:29 a.m.
Successful
Oct 23, 1957 2:23 p.m.
Successful
Dec 6, 1957 11:45 a.m.
Unsuccessful
Vanguard TV-4 (Vanguard 1 satellite)
Vanguard TV-5
Feb 5, 1958  2:33 a.m.
Unsuccessful
Mar 17, 1958  7:16 a.m.
Successful
Mar 17, 1958  7:16 a.m.
Unsuccessful
Vanguard TV-2
Vanguard SLV-4 (Vangard II satellite)
Vanguard II Satellite
Vanguard SLV-4
Vanguard Satellite
Feb 17, 1959  10.55 a.m.
Successful
Apr 13, 1959 9:50 p.m.
Unsuccessful
Jun 22, 1959  3:16 p.m.
Unsuccessful
Vanguard SLV-7 (Vanguard III satellite)
Jun 22, 1959  3:16 p.m.
Successful
Vanguard SLV-1
May 27, 1958  10:46 p.m.
Unsuccessful
Failure of proper second stage shutdown and third stage fired at wrong angle. Carried full-sized 20 inch diameter Lyman Alpha radiation satellite. Orbit failed.
Vanguard SLV-2
June 26, 1958  1:01 a.m.
Unsuccessful
Second stage encountered premature shutdown. Caried full-sized 20 inch diameter X-ray satellite. Orbit failed
Vanguard SLV-3
Sep 26, 1958  10:38 a.m.
Unsuccessful
Second stage performance below expected. Carried 20 inch "weather eye" satellite. Orbit failed.
Successful tracking and telemetry test flight.
Successfully tested Vanguard third stage housed with modified conical nose.
First successful flight of Vanguard first stage to be used for orbital flights. Carried dummy second and third stages.
First attempt to fly Vanguard vehicle with all stages live with ultimate goal of orbit. Carried small 6" diameter test satellite. Vehicle exploded after rising four feet from launch pad.
Repeat attempt with same goals as Vanguard TV-3. Also carried small test satellite. Broke up at 20,000 feet 57 seconds into flight after severe course deviation.
Same goals at TV-3 and TV-3BU. Successfully carried small test satellite which is still orbiting as of 2010.













Carrying a 20 inch "weather eye" satellite, had same mission objectives as Vanguard SLV-3. Successfully placed satellite into orbit where it remains as of 2010. Success of satellite was diminished when third stage recontacted the satellite after deployment.
Two satellites were carried on Vanguard SLV-5...a 13 inch diameter magnetometer satellite and a 30 inch inflatable aluminized mylar satellite to measure high-altitude air densities. The mission failed when as the second stage separated from the first the engine of the second stage gimballed hard over and sent the vehicle into a spin. The payload crashed into the Atlantic.
Mission failed when, 40 seconds after second stage ignition, the helium tank used to pressurize the second stage propellant tanks ruptured. The vehicle carried a 20 inch satellite intended to measure solar radiation.
Final mission of the Vanguard program was actually the repurposed Vanguard TV-4BU vehicle carrying a modified 20 inch diameter Vanguard satellite carrying magentometer, X-ray and environmental measuring devices. The satellite is still in orbit as of 2010.
Carrying the first of the 20 inch standard Vanguard satellites, orbit was not acheived when the third stage failed to ignite.
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Vanguard TV-0
Vanguard SLV-6
Vanguard 1 Satellite
Vanguard II Satellite
Vanguard III Satellite
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