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Space Launch Complex 5

VAFB Space Launch Complex 5

Also Known As: Point Arguello Launch Complex D, PALC D, SLC-5

Systems:

  • Scout

Other Programs:

  • Transit
  • Explorer
  • Orbiting Vehicle (OV)
  • European Space Research Organization (ESRO)
  • NOVA
  • Stack Oscars on Scout (SOOS)
  • Miniature Sensor Technical Demonstration (MSTI)

Cost: Not stated

Launch Complex Highlights

  • Single pad
  • 1961 - Construction began to support the Scout rocket
  • April 1962 - Operational supporting launches for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Space Defense activities
  • 26 April 1962 - First launch, Scout
  • 8 May 1994 - Last launch, Scout (MSTI-2)
  • Total launched - 69 Scout
  • 1994 - Complex deactivated
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Scout (S112C) - SLC-5 - 24 May 1962