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Cape Canaveral LC2


Snark launch complex. This complex was constructed for the Snark winged missile program, and may have supported some Matador combat training launches in the 1950s. The Air Force accepted the sites in 1953, and the complexes continued to support Snark launches through 5 December 1960. The pad served as a helicopter pad for the Mercury manned program in the early 1960s, and supported tethered aerostat (balloon) programs from 1983 through 1989.

Longitude: -80.5368 deg.
Latitude: 28.4657 deg.
First Launch: 1954.02.18.
Last Launch: 1960.04.06.
Number: 15 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Snark American intercontinental subsonic cruise missile. Developed 1946-1959; deployed only briefly in 1961 before being made obsolete by ICBM's. 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 LC2 Chronology


1954 February 18 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69A GM-3396.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 April 26 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69A GM-11111.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 February 10 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69C GM-13106.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 April 26 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69C GM-13108.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 July 13 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69C GM-13112.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 November 14 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. Launch Pad: LC2?. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69D 52-10982.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 December 20 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. Launch Pad: LC2?. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69D 53-8171.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 October 1 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69D N-3316.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 June 27 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69E N-3413.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 August 25 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69E N-3411.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 September 19 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark N-69E N-3414.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 November 6 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark SM-62A N-3417.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1959 December 11 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark SM-62A N-3416.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1960 March 3 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark SM-62A N-3426.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1960 April 6 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC2. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: Snark. LV Configuration: Snark SM-62A N-3427.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

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