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Launch Facility 06

VAFB Launch Facility 06

Also Known As: LF-06, LF-6, 394 A-05

Systems:

  • Minuteman IA
  • Minuteman IB
  • Minuteman III
  • Minotaur 2

Other Programs: None

Cost: Not stated

Launch Complex Highlights

  • Single silo
  • 28 December 1961 - Construction started as Minuteman I complex
  • 11 April 1963 - First launch, Minuteman IA
  • 3 October 1966 - Last launch, Minuteman IA
  • Total launched - 18 Minuteman IA
  • 1 June 1967 - First launch, Minuteman IB
  • 7 February 1983 - Last launch, Minuteman IB
  • Total launched - 53 Minuteman IB
  • Mid 1980s - Modified to support Minuteman III
  • 2 April 1987 - First launch, Minuteman III
  • 1 September 1987 - Last launch, Minuteman III
  • Total launched - 2 Minuteman III
  • 1990s - Converted to support Minotaur 2 launches for the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program
  • Minotaur II uses a Minuteman II first and second stages and is used as Ground Based Midcourse Defense Target Vehicle for the BMD program.
  • 28 May 2000 - First launch, Minotaur 2
  • 23 September 2008 - Last launch, Minotaur 2
  • Total launched - 8 Minotaur 2
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Minotaur II TLV-1 IFT-7 - LF-06 - 3 December 2001