Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 2

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Launch Complex 2
Map of launch complexes at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. LC2 is located at the farthest point East on the map.
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station
Location28°27′56″N 80°32′13″W / 28.46556°N 80.53694°W / 28.46556; -80.53694Coordinates: 28°27′56″N 80°32′13″W / 28.46556°N 80.53694°W / 28.46556; -80.53694
Short nameLC-2
OperatorUnited States Air Force
Total launches15
Launch pad(s)1
Min / max
orbital inclination
28° - 57°
Launch history
First launchSnark, February 18, 1954
Last launchSnark, April 6, 1960

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) is a deactivated US Air Force launch site on the eastern tip of Cape Canaveral, Florida at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It was constructed with launch complexes 1, 3, and 4, in the early 1950s, for the Snark missile program.[1]

The first launch from this site was a Snark test conducted on February 18, 1954. The complex was used for Snark missions until 1960, and then was utilized as a helicopter pad during Project Mercury. The final use of the site was during the 1980s for tethered aerostat balloon radar missions.[2]


  1. ^ Svirskas, Rob (September 14, 2008). "Complexes 1-4". Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Virtual Tour. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
  2. ^ Pike, John (April 27, 2005). "Complexes 1 & 2 -- Cape Canaveral Air Station". Retrieved January 25, 2010.

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