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Launch Facility 23

VAFB Launch Facility 23

Also Known As: LF-23

Systems:

  • Minuteman II
  • Flight Test Ground (FTG) Based Interceptor with Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV)
  • Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) Booster Verification Test (BVT)
  • Ground Missile Defense (GMD) Site

Other Programs: None

Cost: Not stated

Launch Complex Highlights

  • Single silo
  • 2 October 1964 - Construction started
  • 26 August 1966 - First launch, Minuteman II
  • 26 August 1966 - Last launch, Minuteman II
  • Total launched - 1 Minuteman II
  • 22 July 2004 - Modified to support FTG launches.
  • 16 August 2003 - Sole GBI/BVT launched
  • 1 September 2006 - First launch, FTG Based Interceptor
  • 15 December 2010 - Last launch, FTG Based Interceptor
  • Total launched - 5 FTG Based Interceptor
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Ground Based Interceptor BVT FTG-03A - LF-23 - 28 September 2007