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Launch Facility 21

VAFB Launch Facility 21

Also Known As: LF-21

Systems:

  • Minuteman II
  • Minuteman III
  • Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) Booster Verification Test (BVT)
  • Ground Missile Defense (GMD)

Other Programs: None

Cost: Not stated

Launch Complex Highlights

  • Single silo
  • 3 August 1964 - Construction started
  • 18 August 1965 - First launch, Minuteman II
  • 19 November 1969 - Last launch, Minuteman II
  • Total launched - 10 Minuteman II
  • 4 November 1970 - First launch, Minuteman III
  • 27 March 1980 - Last launch, Minuteman III
  • Total launched - 21 Minuteman III
  • 2001 - Converted to GMD site
  • 31 August 2001 - First launch, GBI/BVT
  • 9 January 2004 - Last launch, GBI/BVT
  • Total launches - 3 GBI (EKV)
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Booster Verification Test (BVT-2) - LF-21 - 31 August 2001