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Launch Facility 05

VAFB Launch Facility 05

Also Known As: LF-05, LF-5, 394 A-04

Systems:

  • Minuteman IA
  • Minuteman II
  • Minuteman III
  • Peacekeeper

Other Programs: None

Cost: Not stated

Launch Complex Highlights

  • Single silo
  • 1 November 1961 - Construction started
  • 10 December 1962 - First launch, Minuteman IA
  • 9 November 1964 - Last launch, Minuteman IA
  • Total launched - 9 Minuteman IA
  • 1965 - Modified to support Minuteman II and Minuteman III
  • 22 January 1966 - First launch, Minuteman II
  • 22 June 1976 - Last launch, Minuteman II
  • Total launched - 33 Minuteman II
  • 23 November 1971 - First launch, Minuteman III
  • 4 February 1972 - Last launch, Minuteman III
  • Total launched - 2 Minuteman III
  • 1980s - Converted to Peacekeeper
  • 8 March 1990 - First launch, Peacekeeper
  • 8 March 2000 - Last launch, Peacekeeper
  • Total launched - 13 Peacekeeper
  • 2005 - Complex deactivated
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