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Complex 576 B

VAFB Complex 576 B

Also Known As: See launch complex highlights

Systems
  • Atlas D

Other Programs:

  • Research and Development (R & D)
  • Operational Missile Test (OMT)
  • Initial Operational Capability (IOC)
  • Nike Zeus Target Missile Test (NTMP)
  • Advanced Ballistic Re-Entry System (ABRES)
    • Materials Test Vehicle (MTV)
    • Wake Analysis and Control (WAC)
    • Pre-Damaged Vehicle (PDV)
    • Target Vehicle Experiment (TVE)
  • Orbiting Vehicle (OV)

Cost: Not available

Launch Complex Highlights

  • Three coffin pads
  • 576 B-1
    • Also known as - Advanced Ballistic Re-entry Systems (ABRES) B-1
    • 22 July 1960 - First launch
    • 10 June 1966 - Last launch
    • Total launches - 13
  • 576 B-2
    • Also known as - Advanced Ballistic Re-entry Systems (ABRES) B-2
    • 22 April 1960 - First launch
    • 7 November 1967 - Last launch
    • Total launches - 26
  • 576 B-3
    • Also known as - Advanced Ballistic Re-entry Systems (ABRES) B-3
    • 12 September 1960 - First launch
    • 11 October 1967 - Last launch
    • Total launches - 23
  • Pads were later re-designated Advanced Ballistic Re-Entry Systems (ABRES) B-1, B-2, B-3
  • All three coffins have been decommissioned and stripped of equipment
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Photo Gallery
Atlas 74D - Pad 576 B-1 - 22 July 1960