Girish Mahajan

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 19

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Short name  LC-19
Status  Inactive
Launch pad  1
Min / max orbital inclination  28° - 57°
Operator  United States Air Force
Total launches  27
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First launch  August 14, 1959 HGM-25A Titan I
Last launch  November 11, 1966 Titan II GLV / Gemini XII
Associated rockets  HGM-25A Titan I LGM-25C Titan II Titan II GLV
Launch site  Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Similar  Cape Canaveral Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force

Launch Complex 19 (LC-19) is a deactivated launch site on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida used by NASA to launch all of the Gemini manned spaceflights. It was also used by unmanned Titan I and Titan II missiles.

LC-19 was in use from 1959 to 1966, during which time it saw 27 launches, 10 of which were manned. The first flight from LC-19 was on August 14, 1959 and ended in a pad explosion, extensively damaging the facility, which took a few months to repair. The first successful launch from LC-19 was also a Titan I, on February 2, 1960. After being converted for the Titan II ICBM program in 1962, LC-19 was later designated for the Gemini flights. After the program concluded in December 1966, LC-19 was closed down.

The Gemini white room from the top of the booster erector has been partially restored and is on display at the Air Force Space and Missile Museum located at Complex 26.

References

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 19 Wikipedia


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