Liftoff! Statistics

Agency Statistics for 1972

Budget column does NOT include any budget collected that would be collected in 1973.

Name Planned Launches Successful missions Scrubbed Missions Astronauts in roster/hired Total Budget Cost of Launch Facility Repairs
ASA 18 4 6 9/17 $1,900,000,000 -
GOSsiP 19 8 3 12/13 $1,181,000,000 $40,000,000
SARSA 19 (1 Launch carried 3 Satellites, 1 Launch carried 2 Satellites) 7 4 7/13 $1,633,000,000 $15,000,000
SHADO 16 3 1 0/3 $1,243,000,000 $40,000,000
Smaug Inc. 23 5 10 6/18 $1,369,000,000 -
Totals 95 (1 Launch carried 3 Satellites, 1 Launch carried 2 Satellites, 1 Launch carried 2 capsules) 27 24 34/64 $7,326,000,000 $95,000,000

Mission Completions (as of 1972)

Mission Type First Agency to complete Second Agency to complete Third Agency to complete
Orbital Satellite SARSA in 1957 Smaug Inc. in 1960 ASA in 1964
Manned Space Mission ASA in 1960 Smaug Inc in 1962 SARSA in 1866
Manned Orbital ASA in 1960 Smaug Inc in 1962 SARSA in 1966
Manned Docking
Space Walk SARSA in 1966 GOSsiP in 1969
International Docking
Two-Person Craft (No Bonus) (No Bonus) (No Bonus)
Three-Person Craft ASA in 1960 Smaug Inc in 1962 SARSA in 1966
Four-Person Craft
Re-usable Shuttle
International Crew
Lunar Fly-by SARSA in 1962 Smaug Inc in 1964 SHADO in 1965
Mars Fly-by SARSA in 1965 SHADO in 1966
Venus Fly-by SARSA in 1963 SHADO in 1965
Manned Lunar Pass ASA in 1965 GOSsiP in 1970 (*) See Note
Manned Lunar Orbit GOSsiP in 1971
Lunar Probe Landing SARSA in 1964 Smaug Inc in 1966 GOSsiP in 1971

No bonus award for first or second completion of a manned mission using a two person craft as both ASA and Smaug Inc. completed manned missions using a three person craft before any one else launched a two person craft.

(*) While the third nation bonus for a Manned Lunar Pass is still available, SARSA has completed a lunar pass with monkeys as the crew. This does count as a manned lunar pass for the purposes of avoiding the -3% safety factor for skipping required missions.


Mission History (as of 31st December 1972)

Date Agency Mission Result/Status Budget Effect Notes
12 Dec 1957 SARSA Orbital Satellite Success +16
13 Dec 1957 SHADO Orbital Satellite Catastrophic Failure -10 Repair Cost of 15m
15 Dec 1958 GOSsiP Orbital Satellite Catastrophic Failure -10 Repair Cost of 25m
10 Dec 1959 SHADO Orbital Satellite Catastrophic Failure -10 Repair Cost of 25m
20 Dec 1959 SARSA Orbital Satellite Failure -62 -3 for the failure, budget then halved as the government ordered mission failed.
10 Oct 1960 GOSsiP Lunar Fly-by and Mars Fly-by Failure -6
15 Dec 1960 ASA Manned Orbital by Steve Zodiac, Ken Ross & Dr. Venus Success +60
20 Dec 1960 Smaug Inc. Orbital Satellite Success +10
1 Dec 1961 GOSsiP Orbital Satellite Failure -3
15 Dec 1961 Smaug Inc. Orbital Satellite Success +2
31 Dec 1961 Smaug Inc. Manned Orbital by Anna Rivetti, Ben Mezera and Caroline Freburg Failure -10
10 Dec 1962 SARSA Lunar Fly-by Success +6
10 Dec 1962 SARSA Mars Fly-by Failure -3
10 Dec 1962 SARSA Venus Fly-by Success +8
15 Dec 1962 SHADO Orbital Satellite Failure -3
20 Dec 1962 Smaug Inc. Manned Orbital by Anna Rivetti, Ben Mezera and Caroline Freburg Success +32
23 Dec 1962 Smaug Inc. Scrubbed -3
6 Dec 1963 GOSsiP Lunar Fly-by Failure -3
18 Dec 1963 SHADO Lunar Fly-by Failure -3
27 Dec 1963 Smaug Inc. Manned Orbital by Lawrence Fields, Eric Zevery, Frederick Hagiwara Catastrophic Failure -10 Heat shield failed during re-entry
29 Dec 1963 Smaug Inc. Scrubbed -3
6 Dec 1964 GOSsiP Scrubbed -3
10 Dec 1964 SHADO Venus Fly-by Success +6
15 Dec 1964 SARSA Lunar Probe Landing Success +20
15 Dec 1864 SARSA Mars Fly-by Success +8
20 Dec 1964 Smaug Inc. Lunar Fly-by Success +4
22 Dec 1964 Smaug Inc. Scrubbed -3
29 Dec 1964 ASA Orbital Satellite Success +6
10 August 1965 SHADO Lunar and Mars Fly-by Success flying by the moon, Failed to reach Mars +3, -3
12 August 1965 SHADO Mars and Venus Fly-by Success flying by Mars, Success flying by Venus +6, +2
5 Dec 1965 GOSsiP Lunar Probe Landing Failure -3
18 Dec 1965 ASA Lunar Fly-by Success +2
27 Dec 1965 SARSA Monkey Manned Lunar Pass Success +5
31 Dec 1965 ASA Manned Lunar Pass by Colonel Steve Zodiac, Captain Ken Ross, Jock Campbell Success +19
15 Nov 1966 SHADO Lunar and Venus Fly-by Success flying by the moon, Failed to fly-by Venus +2, -3
5 Dec 1966 GOSsiP Scrubbed -3
10 Dec 1966 Smaug Inc. Success +12
11 Dec 1966 Smaug Inc. Scrubbed -3
12 Dec 1966 Smaug Inc. Scrubbed -3
17 Dec 1966 SHADO Lunar Probe Landing Failure -6
23 Dec 1966 SARSA Manned Orbital and EVA by William Baxter,Thomas Mills and Wei Engel
Success +28
28 Dec 1966 ASA Lunar Probe Landing Failure -6
5 Dec 1967 GOSsiP Unmanned Sub Orbital Success 0
10 Dec 1967 Smaug Inc Lunar Probe Lander (+Docking Module into Earth Orbit) Success +4
11 Dec 1967 Smaug Inc Manned Orbital and EVA Catastrophic Failure -10 Failed to make Earth Orbit; Heat Shield failed on re-entry due to tumbling craft
12 Dec 1967 Smaug Inc Scrubbed -3
15 Dec 1967 SARSA Manned Lunar Pass Catastrophic Failure -10 Failed Earth Orbital Mission Burn on return from the moon; Heat Shield failed during re-entry
17 Dec 1967 SARSA Scrubbed -3
21 Dec 1967 ASA Manned Lunar Pass Catastrophic Failure -10 Capsule sank during recovery.
7 Nov 1968 SHADO Lunar Probe Landing Failed -3
5 Dec 1968 SHADO Mars and Venus Fly-by Success +2 for Mars, +2 for Venus
11 Dec 1968 GOSsiP Manned Orbital Failed -3 Failed to achieve earth orbit; Reentered and Recovered safely
15 Dec 1968 Smaug Inc Scrubbed -3
17 Dec 1968 Smaug Inc Scrubbed -3
20 Dec 1968 SARSA Scrubbed -3
23 Dec 1968 SARSA Scrubbed -3
27 Dec 1968 ASA Lunar Probe Landing Failed -3 Exploded during ascent
29 Dec 1968 ASA Scrubbed -3
31 Dec 1968 ASA Scrubbed -3
5 Dec 1969 SARSA Lunar Probe Landing Failed -6
10 Dec 1969 SHADO Manned Orbital Success +2
14 Dec 1969 GOSsiP Manned Orbital and EVA Success +11
21 Dec 1969 ASA Manned Lunar Pass Catastrophic Failure -10 Major fire during earth mission burn
23 Dec 1969 ASA Manned Lunar Orbit Failed -10 Permanent communications failure in lunar orbit. Crew returned safely.
27 Dec 1969 ASA Lunar Probe Lander Failed -6 Couldn't find a safe landing spot
5 Dec 1970 SHADO Lunar Probe Lander Failed -6 Crashed on Lunar Surface
11 Dec 1970 Smaug Inc Docking Module plus 2xManned Orbital and Docking Failed -10 and 0 Craft 1 burnt up on Re-entry. Craft 2 failed to power on Docking Module
14 Dec 1970 Smaug Inc Scrubbed -3
17 Dec 1970 Smaug Inc Scrubbed -3
26 Dec 1970 GOSsiP Manned Orbital and EVA EVA Scrubbed 0 Suit venting detected before leaving craft
29 Dec 1970 GOSsiP Manned Orbital Scrubbed while in earth orbit -1 Systems problem escalated and rest of mission scrubbed
31 Dec 1970 GOSsiP Manned Lunar Pass Success +7
5 Dec 1971 SHADO Manned Lunar Orbit Catastrophic Failure -10 Explosion during ascent
12 Dec 1971 SARSA Manned Lunar Orbit Failed -3
Earth Mission Burn failure mission scrubbed at that point
14 Dec 1971 SARSA Manned Orbital and Docking Catastrophic Failure -10 Explosion during ascent
16 Dec 1971 SARSA Scrubbed -3
20 Dec 1971 ASA Lunar Probe Lander Failed -6 Just failed to locate a landing site
22 Dec 1971 ASA Scrubbed -3
24 Dec 1971 ASA Manned Lunar Orbit Failed -10 Engine Burn Failure in Earth Orbit. Returned to Earth Safely
29 Dec 1971 GOSsiP Manned Lunar Orbit Success +30
31 Dec 1971 GOSsiP Lunar Probe Landing Success +8
5 Dec 1972 SHADO Scrubbed -3
10 Dec 1972 SARSA Scrubbed -3
12 Dec 1972 SARSA Scrubbed -3
16 Dec 1972 ASA Scrubbed -3
18 Dec 1972 ASA Scrubbed -3
20 Dec 1972 ASA Scrubbed -3
26 Dec 1972 GOSsiP Lunar Probe Landing Success +4
28 Dec 1972 GOSsiP Manned Lunar Orbit and Docking Failed Docking +2
30 Dec 1972 GOSsiP Manned Lunar Landing Planned GAME WIN
31 Dec 1972 GOSsiP Scrubbed
5 Dec 1973 SHADO Planned
10 Dec 1973 Smaug Inc Planned
12 Dec 1973 Smaug Inc Planned
14 Dec 1973 Smaug Inc Planned

Note that if an interplanetary mission was aimed at two targets, it is only counted as successful if it performs orbital activities at both targets.


Last updated: December 21, 2021 at 19:38 pm
27 July 2017
Added Mission History