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Cape Canaveral ETR


Trident launch complex.

Location: , x.
Longitude: -80.5585 deg.
Latitude: 28.4667 deg.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Trident D-5 American intercontinental range, submarine-launched ballistic missile. Deployed March 1990 aboard the new Ohio-class submarines. 336 remain in service in the 2010's as America's seaborne nuclear deterrent. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Cape Canaveral America's largest launch center, used for all manned launches. Today only six of the 40 launch complexes built here remain in use. Located at or near Cape Canaveral are the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, used by NASA for Saturn V and Space Shuttle launches; Patrick AFB on Cape Canaveral itself, operated the US Department of Defense and handling most other launches; the commercial Spaceport Florida; the air-launched launch vehicle and missile Drop Zone off Mayport, Florida, located at 29.00 N 79.00 W, and an offshore submarine-launched ballistic missile launch area. All of these take advantage of the extensive down-range tracking facilities that once extended from the Cape, through the Caribbean, South Atlantic, and to South Africa and the Indian Ocean. More...

Cape Canaveral ETR Chronology


1960 April 20 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas 253 Z2.4XZ.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1964 March 16 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A2. LV Configuration: Polaris A2 A2P.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1964 March 20 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A2. LV Configuration: Polaris A2 A2P.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1991 May 10 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Vehicle: Trident C-4.
  • FCET - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1991 May 10 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Vehicle: Trident C-4.
  • FCET - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1991 June 19 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Vehicle: Trident C-4.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1994 December 7 - . 16:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Vehicle: Trident C-4. LV Configuration: Trident C-4 FCET-45.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1994 December 7 - . 16:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Vehicle: Trident C-4. LV Configuration: Trident C-4 FCET-45.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1995 March 6 - . 21:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Vehicle: Trident C-4. LV Configuration: Trident C-4 FCET-46.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2009 May 26 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: UK S06. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • Trident Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Test.

2009 September 3 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 736. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN Mk 5? RV - . Mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Summary: Operational test.

2009 September 4 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN Mk 5? RV - . Mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Summary: Operational test.

2009 December 19 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral ETR. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5. LV Configuration: Trident D-5 DASO-21.
  • 130ss - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2010 June 8 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 738. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV x 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Operational test launch.

2010 June 8 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 738. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV x 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Operational test launch.

2010 June 9 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 738. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV x 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Operational test launch.

2010 June 9 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 738. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV x 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Operational test launch.

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