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LAUNCH COMPLEX 11 FACT SHEET
Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge
Configuration: Single Blockhouse, One Launch Pad
LAUNCH PAD 11
Current Status: Inactive
First Launch: July 19, 1958
Final Launch: April 1, 1964
Number of Launches: 33
Vehicles Launched: Atlas B, Atlas-Score, Atlas D, Atlas E, Atlas F
Launch Complex 11 was built as one of four launch complexes in support of Atlas missile testing. It also served as the launch site from which the Atlas missile was first used as a satellite-launch vehicle. Launch Complex 11 supported the launch of Atlas-Score on December 18, 1958, in which the entire Atlas missile body entered Earth-orbit and broadcast a Christmas message from President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The launch complex is currently abandoned.
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