Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 2

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Launch Complex 2
Launch complexes at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.jpg
Map of launch complexes at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. LC2 is located at the farthest point East on the map.
Launch site Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Location 28°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 name LC-2
Operator United States Air Force
Total launches 15
Launch pad(s) 1
Minimum / maximum
orbital inclination
28° - 57°
Launch history
Status Inactive
First launch Snark, February 18, 1954
Last launch Snark, April 6, 1960
Associated rockets Snark

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) is a deactivated US Air Force launch site on the eastern tip of Cape Canaveral, Florida at Cape Canaveral Air 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[edit]

  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. 

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