Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 2

Summary

Launch Complex 2
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Map of launch complexes at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. LC2 is located at the farthest point East on the map.
Launch siteCape Canaveral Space Force Station
Location28°27′56″N 80°32′13″W / 28.46556°N 80.53694°W / 28.46556; -80.53694Coordinates: 28°27′56″N 80°32′13″W / 28.46556°N 80.53694°W / 28.46556; -80.53694
Short nameLC-2
OperatorUnited States Space Force
Total launches15
Launch pad(s)1
Orbital inclination
range
28° - 57°
Launch history
StatusInactive
First launchSnark, February 18, 1954
Last launchSnark, April 6, 1960
Associated
rockets
Snark

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) is a deactivated launch site on the eastern tip of Cape Canaveral, Florida at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. It was constructed with launch complexes 1, 3, and 4, in the early 1950s, for the Snark missile program.[1]

The first launch from this site was a Snark test conducted on February 18, 1954. The complex was used for Snark missions until 1960, and then was utilized as a helicopter pad during Project Mercury. The final use of the site was during the 1980s for tethered aerostat balloon radar missions.[2]

References

  1. ^ Svirskas, Rob (September 14, 2008). "Complexes 1-4". Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Virtual Tour. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
  2. ^ Pike, John (April 27, 2005). "Complexes 1 & 2 -- Cape Canaveral Air Station". GlobalSecurity.org. GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved January 25, 2010.

External links

  • Encyclopedia Astronautica