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Launch Facility 03

VAFB Launch Facility 03

Also Known As: LF-03, LF-3, 394 A-02

Systems:

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

Other Programs: None

Cost: Not stated

Launch Complex Highlights

  • Single silo
  • 21 November 1961 - Construction started
  • 30 April 1963 - First launch, Minuteman IA
  • 2 November 1963 - Last launch, Minuteman IA
  • Total launched - 3 Minuteman IA
  • 29 January 1964 - First launch, Minuteman IB
  • 15 June 1993 - Last launch, Minuteman IB
  • Total launched - 75 Minuteman IB
  • 27 September 1996 - First launch, Minuteman II
  • 16 March 2002 - Last launch, Minuteman II
  • Total launched - 9 Minuteman II
  • 20 September 2004 - Modified for Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD)
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Minuteman II - LF-03 - 14 July 2001