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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 6

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Short name  LC-6
Status  Inactive
Launch pad  1
Operator  US Army (ABMA)
Address  Florida, USA
Total launches  43
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 6
First launch  Redstone 7 20 April 1955
Last launch  Redstone Training #23 27 June 1961
Associated rockets  PGM-11 Redstone PGM-19 Jupiter Jupiter-A Jupiter-C
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 6 (LC-6) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida is a launch site used by Redstone and Jupiter series rockets and missiles. It is on the south end of Cape Canaveral, close to Launch Complex 5, with which it shared a blockhouse. With LC-5, it was the location of the first tests of the mobile launch concept designed by Kurt H. Debus. This concept was revised and improved and eventually used at LC-39 for the Saturn V and Space Shuttle.

LC-6 was deactivated in 1961. The blockhouse and a 61.96 m (203.3 ft) square concrete pad are the only parts of the complex that remain intact, although the mobile service tower was under restoration as of 2011. The complex is part of the "Cape Canaveral: Then and Now" tour, available from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 6 Wikipedia


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