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Launch Complex 12

Launch Complex 12 Systems

Other Programs

  • Project FIRE
  • Ranger
  • Mariner (Mars and Venus)
  • Pioneer
  • ATS
  • OAO
  • OGO

Cost: $7,335,000

Launch Complex Highlights

  • January 1956 - Construction started
  • 15 August 1957 - Air Force accepted the complex
  • 10 January 1958 - 3 June 1958 - Three Atlas A launched
  • 24 December 1958 - 24 August 1959 - Six Atlas C launched
  • 26 September 1959 and 15 December 1960 - Two unsuccessful NASA Pioneer lunar missions involving the Atlas Able
  • 20 May 1960 - 23 Jan 1961 - Five Atlas D launched
  • 23 August 1961 - 22 March 1965 - Nine NASA Ranger missions with Atlas Agena B
  • 22 July 1962 and 27 August 1962 - Two NASA Mariner missions with Atlas Agena B
  • 14 April 1964 and 21 March 1965 - Two Atlas Antares II FIRE launches
  • 28 November 1964 and 14 June 1967 - Two NASA Mariner missions on Atlas Agena D
  • Total 37 Atlas were launched from this pad. One static test on 24 September 1959 exploded on the pad.
  • After 5 November 1967 - Pad deactivated
  • December 1976 - Pad completely dismantled
  • September 2009 - Blockhouse demolished
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History Center Storyboard
History Center storyboard - LC 12

Photo Gallery
Launch pad area - 28 September 1959