A multiple exposure photograph of the configuration of Pad 19 up until the launch of Gemini 10.
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral Space Force Station|
|Operator||US Space Force|
|Orbital inclination |
|28° - 57°|
Launch Complex 19 (LC-19) is a deactivated launch site on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida used by NASA to launch all of the Gemini manned spaceflights. It was also used by unmanned Titan I and Titan II missiles.
LC-19 was in use from 1959 to 1966, during which time it saw 27 launches, 10 of which were manned. The first flight from LC-19 was on August 14, 1959 and ended in a pad explosion, extensively damaging the facility, which took a few months to repair. The first successful launch from LC-19 was also a Titan I, on February 2, 1960. After being converted for the Titan II ICBM program in 1962, LC-19 was later designated for the Gemini flights. After the program concluded in December 1966, LC-19 was closed down.
Diagram of Complex 19.
Diagram of the blockhouse at Complex 19.
The erector is lowered in preparation for the launch of Gemini 5.
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