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Launch Complex 16

Launch Complex 16 Systems

Other Programs

  • Apollo Service Module Propulsion Engine

Cost: $4,859,018

Launch Complex Highlights

  • 30 January 1957 - Awarded construction contract
  • 1957 - Construction underway
  • July 1958 - Construction complete
  • 19 February 1959 - Air Force accepted launch complex
  • 12 December 1959 - First Titan I launch
  • 27 May 1960 - Last Titan I launch
  • Total Titan I launched - 6
  • 16 March 1962 - First Titan II launch
  • 29 May 1963 - Last Titan II launch
  • Total Titan II launched - 7
  • January 1965 - After the last Titan II launch, the site was assigned to NASA to support static firing of the Apollo Service Module propulsion engine and Gemini crew processing. Test stand was built for these static tests.
  • 1969 - Complex deactivated
  • 1972 - Complex returned to Air Force
  • Reassigned to U.S. Army for training NATO troops in the firing of the Pershing missile
  • 7 May 1974 - First Pershing 1A launch
  • 13 October 1983 - Last Pershing 1A launch
  • Total Pershing 1A launched - 88
  • As many as six Pershing mobile launchers were positioned on the two unpaved areas in front of the blockhouse.
  • 22 July 1982 - First Pershing II launch
  • 21 March 1988 - Last Pershing II launch
  • Total Pershing II launched - 49
  • Deactivated in accordance with Intermediate Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty