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Cape Canaveral LC30A


Pershing launch complex. This complex was built as a dual launch pad facility to support the U.S. Army's Pershing missile program in the early 1960s. The complex was occupied by the Army on 8 January 1960. Between 25 February 1960 and 25 April 1963, Complex 30 supported 49 Pershing launches from its pads or from tactical erector/launchers positioned on or near the pads. Following completion of the Pershing test flight program, the mobile gantry on Complex 26 was dismantled in February 1968. Pershing 1A follow-on tests began at Complex 31 on 21 February 1973.

Longitude: -80.5795 deg.
Latitude: 28.4397 deg.
First Launch: 1960.02.25.
Last Launch: 1963.04.24.
Number: 54 .

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  • 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 LC30A Chronology


1960 February 25 - . 18:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 105.
  • P-01 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi). Summary: First test launch of Army's Pershing tactical missile from Cape Canaveral..

1960 April 20 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 106.
  • P-02 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1960 May 10 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 107.
  • P-03 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1960 June 9 - . 16:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 108.
  • P-04 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1960 June 30 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 109.
  • P-05 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1960 July 26 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30A TEL. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 110.
  • P-06 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1960 September 28 - . 19:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30A TEL. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 205.
  • P-07 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1960 November 16 - . 18:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30A TEL. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 206.
  • P-08 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1960 December 12 - . 18:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30A TEL. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 207.
  • P-09 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 January 6 - . 00:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30/pad?. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 208. FAILURE: Failure.
  • P-10 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1961 January 26 - . 00:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 209.
  • P-11 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 February 16 - . 01:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30/pad?. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 210.
  • P-12 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 March 2 - . 05:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 211.
  • P-13 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 March 16 - . 01:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 212.
  • P-14 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 April 21 - . 15:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 308.
  • P-15 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 May 19 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30/pad?. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 310.
  • P-16 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 June 9 - . 05:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30/pad?. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 311.
  • P-17 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 July 1 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30/pad?. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 312.
  • P-18 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 July 20 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 313.
  • P-19 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 August 10 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 315. FAILURE: Failure.
  • P-20 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1961 August 22 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 316.
  • P-21 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 September 13 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30A TEL. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 318.
  • P-22 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 September 26 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 319.
  • P-23 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 October 10 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 320.
  • P-24 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 November 2 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 322.
  • P-25 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 November 15 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 323.
  • P-26 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1961 December 1 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 324.
  • P-27 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi). Army fired its Pershing solid-fuel tactical missile from Cape Canaveral on a 200-mile flight, testing accuracy, warhead components, and blast and heat factors at launch in relation to operational crew protection. This was the seventh straight successful firing of the Pershing.

1961 December 28 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 327.
  • P-28 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 January 16 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 334.
  • P-29 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 January 25 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 332.
  • P-30 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 February 19 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 335.
  • P-31 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 March 15 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 328.
  • P-32 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 April 4 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 326.
  • P-33 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 April 24 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 337. FAILURE: Failure.
  • P-34 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 April 27 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 329.
  • P-35 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 May 9 - . 13:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 330. FAILURE: Failure.
  • P-36 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1962 June 5 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 339.
  • P-37 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 June 14 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 342. FAILURE: Failure.
  • P-38 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1962 August 21 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 338.
  • P-39 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 September 26 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30/pad?. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 347.
  • P-40 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 October 22 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30A TEL. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 351.
  • P-41 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 November 15 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 348.
  • P-42 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 November 27 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 354.
  • P-43 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1962 December 10 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 353.
  • P-44 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1963 January 17 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 358.
  • P-45 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1963 January 30 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 363.
  • P-46 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1963 February 14 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 403.
  • P-47 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1963 February 26 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 406.
  • P-48 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1963 March 13 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 407.
  • P-50 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1963 March 21 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 410.
  • P-51 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1963 April 3 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30/pad?. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 408.
  • P-52 Last R&D test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1963 April 6 - . 00:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30/pad?. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 511.
  • P-53 IST/ Orlando - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1963 April 12 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30/pad?. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 515.
  • P-54 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1963 April 24 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC30A. Launch Pad: LC30/pad?. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1. LV Configuration: Pershing 1 521.
  • P-56 test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

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