Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 19

Summary

Launch Complex 19
Gemini 10 launch time exposure - GPN-2006-000036.jpg
A multiple exposure photograph of the configuration of Pad 19 up until the launch of Gemini 10.
Launch siteCape Canaveral Space Force Station
Location28°30′24″N 80°33′15″W / 28.50667°N 80.55417°W / 28.50667; -80.55417Coordinates: 28°30′24″N 80°33′15″W / 28.50667°N 80.55417°W / 28.50667; -80.55417
Short nameLC-19
OperatorUS Space Force
Total launches27
Launch pad(s)1
Orbital inclination
range
28° - 57°
Launch history
StatusInactive
First launchAugust 14, 1959
HGM-25A Titan I
Last launchNovember 11, 1966
Titan II GLV / Gemini XII
Associated
rockets
HGM-25A Titan I
LGM-25C Titan II
Titan II GLV

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.

The Gemini white room from the top of the booster erector has been partially restored and is on display at the Air Force Space and Missile Museum located at Complex 26.

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