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Launch Complex 36

Launch Complex 36
Pioneer 10
Launch site CCAFS (1962-2010)
Spaceport Florida (2010—)

28°28′14″N 80°32′24″W / 28.47056°N 80.54000°W / 28.47056; -80.54000Coordinates: 28°28′14″N 80°32′24″W / 28.47056°N 80.54000°W / 28.47056; -80.54000

Short name SLC-36
Operator Space Florida
US Air Force
Total launches 145
Launch pad(s) 2
Minimum / maximum
orbital inclination
28° - 57°
(S)LC-36A launch history
Status Inactive
Launches 69
First launch 18 May 1962
Atlas LV-3C Centaur-A AC-1
Last launch 31 August 2004
Atlas IIAS / USA-179
Associated rockets Atlas-Centaur
Atlas I
Atlas II
(S)LC-36B launch history
Status Inactive
Launches 76
First launch 11 August 1965
Atlas LV-3C Centaur-D / Surveyor D-2
Last launch 3 February 2005
Atlas III / USA-181
Associated rockets Atlas-Centaur
Atlas I
Atlas II
Atlas III

Launch Complex 36 (LC-36), known as Space Launch Complex 36 (SLC-36) from 1997 to 2010, is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Brevard County, Florida. Now operated under license by Space Florida, it was used for Atlas launches from 1962 until 2005.[1][2] The complex consisted of two pads, SLC-36A and -36B, and was the launch site for the Pioneer, Surveyor, and Mariner probes.[3] There were 69 and 76 launches from pads 36A and 36B, respectively. The Atlas rockets launched from Complex 36 were replaced by the Atlas V launches from Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral.

In March 2010, the USAF 45th Space Wing issued Real Property Licenses to Space Florida for Space Launch Complexes 36 and 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.[4][5]


The umbilical towers of both pads were demolished during the autumn of 2006.[6] The mobile service towers were both demolished in controlled explosions on June 16, 2007. Tower B was demolished at 13:59 GMT (09:59 EDT) and tower A followed twelve minutes later at 14:11 (10:11 EDT).[7]

See also


External links

  • Patrick Air Force Base
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