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Operational Silo Test Facility (OSTF)

VAFB Operational Silo Test Facility (OSTF)

Also Known As: Operational Suitability Test Facility

Systems
  • Titan I

Other Programs: None

Cost: Not available

Launch Complex Highlights

  • June 1958 - Construction began
  • July 1959 - Equipment installation began
  • 6 June 1960 - Site accepted
  • Single silo and above ground Launch Control building to test and confirm operating ground equipment compatibility
  • 16 October 1960 - Titan I, VS-2, installed
  • 3 December 1960 - Missile exploded and fell to the bottom of the silo fully loaded with RP-1 and LOX
  • The site was never repaired
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Complex 395 OSTF-1 - October 1960