Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 1
Map of launch complexes at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. LC-1 is at the farthest point east.
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral Air Force Station|
|Operator||United States Air Force|
|Min / max|
|28° - 57°|
Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) is a deactivated US Air Force launch site on the eastern tip of Cape Canaveral at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It was constructed, with launch complexes 2, 3, and 4, in the early 1950s for the Snark missile program.
The first launch from this site was a Snark test, conducted on January 13, 1955. 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 from 1983-1989 for tethered aerostat balloon radar missions.
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