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Launch Facility 09

VAFB Launch Facility 09

Also Known As: LF-09, LF-9, 394 A-08

Systems:

  • Minuteman IB
  • Minuteman II
  • Minuteman III

Other Programs: None

Cost: Not stated

Launch Complex Highlights

  • Single silo
  • 15 January 1963 - Construction started
  • 29 June 1964 - First launch, Minuteman IB
  • 2 December 1971 - Last launch, Minuteman IB
  • Total launched - 40 Minuteman IB
  • 1972 - Modified to support Minuteman II and Minuteman III
  • 25 July 1978 - Sole Minuteman II launched
  •  31 May 1973 - First launch, Minuteman III
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Minuteman III (GT-40GM/GT-68GM) - LF-08/LF-09 10 July 1979