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Launch Facility 02

VAFB Launch Facility 02

Also Known As: LF-02, LF-2, 394 A-01

Systems:

  • Minuteman IA
  • Minuteman IB
  • Minuteman II
  • Minuteman III
  • Peacekeeper
  • Ground Missile Defense

Other Programs: None

Cost: Not stated

Launch Complex Highlights

  • Single silo
  • 21 November 1961 - Construction started
  • 12 April 1963 - First launch, Minuteman IA
  • 8 August 1963 - Last launch, Minuteman IA
  • Total launched - 3 Minuteman IA
  • 13 December 1963 - First launch, Minuteman IB
  • 8 December 1967 - Last launch, Minuteman IB
  • Total launched - 26 Minuteman IB
  • 1968 - Silo and support equipment converted to support Minuteman II and Minuteman III
  • 29 January 1969 - First launch, Minuteman II
  • 7 October 1974 - Last launch, Minuteman II
  • Total launched - 5 Minuteman II
  • 11 April 1969 - First launch, Minuteman III
  • 26 July 1975 - Last launch, Minuteman III
  • Total launched - 22 Minuteman III
  • September 1985 - Converted to Peacekeeper
  • 23 August 1986 - First launch, Peacekeeper
  • 21 July 2004 - Last launch, Peacekeeper
  • Total launched - 16 Peacekeeper
  • Pad deactivated and turned over to Missile Defense Agency
  • 31 August 2004 - Modified for Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD)
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First Ground Based Interceptor into silo - LF-02 - 10 December 2004