Vandenberg Space Launch Complex 8

Summary

Space Launch Complex 8
Minotaur 1 with Streak (23 Sep. 2005).jpg
A Minotaur rocket launches Streak from SLC-8.
Launch siteVandenberg SFB
Previously California Spaceport
Location34.5762°N
120.6324°W
Short nameSLC-8
OperatorHarris Corp
US Space Force
Previously California Spaceport
Launch pad(s)1
Orbital inclination
range
51° – 145°
Launch history
StatusActive
Launches9
First launch27 January 2000
Last launch11 August 2011
Associated
rockets
Minotaur I (current)
Minotaur IV (current)
Athena I (proposed)
Athena II (proposed)

Space Launch Complex 8 (SLC-8), is a launch pad at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, United States. It is used by Minotaur rockets. It was originally part of the California Spaceport, and was known as the Commercial Launch Facility (CLF) or Space Launch Facility (SLF).

As of August 2011, nine rockets; six Minotaur I and three Minotaur IV, have been launched from SLC-8.

Rocket configuration

0.5
1
1.5
2
2000
2005
2010
2015

References

  • Wade, Mark. "Vandenberg SLC8". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
  • "SLC-8 Overview". Spaceport Systems International. 1999.

Coordinates: 34°34′34″N 120°37′57″W / 34.5762°N 120.6324°W / 34.5762; -120.6324