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Launch Complex 46

Launch Complex 46 Systems

Other Programs

  • Lunar Prospector
  • ROCSAT-1

Cost: $7,500,000

Launch Complex Highlights

  • February 19984 - W. J. Construction began work on the launch complex
  • November 1986 - Navy accepted the launch complex
  • The pad had an Access Stand. Trident II Launch Control Center is in the FBM Test Operations Facility, Building 62615
  • Supported first Trident II launch, 15 January 1987
  • 15 January 1987 to 26 January 1989 - Total of 18 Trident II launched
  • Trident II moved to sea launches, March 1989
  • Launch complex on standby for special Trident II
  • Spaceport Florida Authority won an Air Force grant to redesign the north end of the launch complex to handle small commercial space operations
  • March 1996  - Construction started on redesigned launch complex
  • 1997 - Mobile Access Structure with umbilical foundation was completed
  • 29 May 1997 - Pad operational
  • 7 January 1998 - First Athena II launched, Lunar Prospector spacecraft
  • 27 January 1999 - First Athena I launched with ROCSAT-I
  • No other launches have occurred since 1999
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12 February 1990 - Launch Complex 46