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Launch Facility 08

VAFB Launch Facility 08

Also Known As: LF-08, LF-8, 394 A-07

Systems:

  • Minuteman IB
  • Minuteman II
  • Minuteman III
  • Peacekeeper
  • Interceptor - Astrid

Other Programs: None

Cost: Not stated

Launch Complex Highlights

  • Single silo
  • 18 March 1963 - Construction started
  • 26 September 1963 - First launch, Minuteman IB
  • 29 June 1965 - Last launch, Minuteman IB
  • Total launched - 10 Minuteman IB
  • Late 1965-Early 1966 - Modified to support Minuteman II and Minuteman III
  • 17 March 1966 - First launch, Minuteman II
  • 16 March 1987 - Last launch, Minuteman II
  • Total launched - 12 Minuteman II
  • 2 April 1970 - First launch, Minuteman III
  • 25 June 1984 - Last launch, Minuteman III
  • Total launched - 34 Minuteman III
  • 1984-1985 - Converted to Peacekeeper
  • 254 August 1985 - First launch, Peacekeeper
  • 11 June 1991 - Last launch, Peacekeeper
  • Total launched - 10 Peacekeeper
  • 24 February 1994 - Rail launched Interceptor Astrid near LF-08. Astrid pumped-propulsion flight experiment demonstration of a pump-fed thrust-on-demand propulsion system. Astrid is a single-stage missile used to demonstrate laser-pumped propulsion with a thrust of 90 pounds.
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Peacekeeper - LF-08 - 24 August 1985