Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 19
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A time-lapse photograph of the configuration of Pad 19 up until the launch of Gemini 10.
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral Air Force Station|
|Operator||US Air Force|
|Minimum / maximum
|28° - 57°|
|First launch||August 14, 1959
HGM-25A Titan I
|Last launch||November 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 Air 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 launch vehicles.
LC-19 was in use from 1959 to 1966, during which time it saw 27 launches, 10 of which were manned. The first use of LC-19 was on August 14, 1959. This was a Titan I and the mission was declared a failure after the rocket exploded while still on the pad. The first successful launch from LC-19 was also a Titan I, on February 2, 1960. The launch complex was closed following the departure of Gemini XII, on November 11, 1966.
- Gemini Program
- Titan I
- Titan II