Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 26
Launch Complex 26 (LC-26) is a deactivated launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. LC-26 consisted of two pads, A and B. Pad A was used for the Jupiter-C and Juno I rockets, and was the launch site for Explorer 1, the United States' first satellite, in 1958. Pad B was used for Juno II. Jupiter IRBMs were launched from both pads.
On February 1, 1958 (January 31 local time), the US Army Ballistic Missile Agency launched Explorer 1 from LC-26A.
LC-26 is also the home of the Air Force Space & Missile Museum. Access to the museum at LC-26 as well as the adjoining LC-5 and LC-6 by the general public can be arranged through the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center "Cape Canaveral: Then and Now Tour". The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station also offers monthly tours.
Thor-Able on pad 26B (not the type launched there)
- Air Force Space and Missile Museum virtual tour
- video clip of LC 26 blockhouse tour
- Official Air Force Space and Missile Museum website
- Spherical panoramas of Launch Complex 26 and Museum
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