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Home > Florida > Cape Canaveral > Cape Canaveral Air Station, Launch Complex 17, East end of Lighthouse Road, Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, FL



B&W Photos
General Context View Showing Parking Area East Of 36009 With 36006 At Center; This View Matches Fl-8-5-2 To Form Panoramic Sweeps Of The Site; View To North.
HB337455
General Context View Showing Parking Area East Of 36009 With 36006 At Center; This View Matches Fl-8-5-2 To Form Panoramic Sweeps Of The Site; View To North.
General Context View Showing 36004 At Far Left, Launch Pad A Gantry At Center, Launch Pad B Gantry At Right; This View Matches Fl-8-5-1 To Form Panoramic Sweep Of Site; View To Northeast.
HB337456
General Context View Showing 36004 At Far Left, Launch Pad A Gantry At Center, Launch Pad B Gantry At Right; This View Matches Fl-8-5-1 To Form Panoramic Sweep Of Site; View To Northeast.
General Overview From Roof Of 36001 Showing Launch Pad B With 26003 Dominating Left; View To Northeast.
HB337457
General Overview From Roof Of 36001 Showing Launch Pad B With 26003 Dominating Left; View To Northeast.
General Overview From Roof Of 36001 Showing Launch Pad A With 28425 Dominating Left; View To Northeast.
HB337458
General Overview From Roof Of 36001 Showing Launch Pad A With 28425 Dominating Left; View To Northeast.
General View From Inside 28421; View To Southeast.
HB337459
General View From Inside 28421; View To Southeast.
General View Inside Launch Pad B From Northeast Corner Of Site Showing Relationship Of Gantries To Perimeter Road; View To Northwest.
HB337460
General View Inside Launch Pad B From Northeast Corner Of Site Showing Relationship Of Gantries To Perimeter Road; View To Northwest.
General View Of Launch Pad B From 28422; View To South.
HB337461
General View Of Launch Pad B From 28422; View To South.
General View Of Site Showing 28425 And 28401; View To Northeast.
HB337462
General View Of Site Showing 28425 And 28401; View To Northeast.
General View Of West Yard With 36006 Left And 36004 Right; View To North.
HB337463
General View Of West Yard With 36006 Left And 36004 Right; View To North.
Photocopy Of Photograph Aerial View To Northwest, General View Of Complex, 14 January 1965.
HB337464
Photocopy Of Photograph Aerial View To Northwest, General View Of Complex, 14 January 1965.
Photocopy Of Photograph Aerial View To Northwest, General View Of Complex, 17 November 1970.
HB337465
Photocopy Of Photograph Aerial View To Northwest, General View Of Complex, 17 November 1970.
Photocopy Of Photograph Aerial View To Northwest, General View Of Complex, 10 August 1971.
HB337466
Photocopy Of Photograph Aerial View To Northwest, General View Of Complex, 10 August 1971.
Photocopy Of Photograph Aerial View To Northwest, General View Of Complex, 16 April 1973.
HB337467
Photocopy Of Photograph Aerial View To Northwest, General View Of Complex, 16 April 1973.
Photocopy Of Photograph Aerial View To Southeast, General View Of Complex, 16 April 1973.
HB337468
Photocopy Of Photograph Aerial View To Southeast, General View Of Complex, 16 April 1973.
Photocopy Of Photograph
HB337469
Photocopy Of Photograph
Aerial View To Southwest, General View Of Complex 17 With Complex 26 In Upper Center, 03 July 1984.
HB337470
Aerial View To Southwest, General View Of Complex 17 With Complex 26 In Upper Center, 03 July 1984.


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Item Title


Location
East end of Lighthouse Road, Cape Canaveral, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER FL-8-5
Building/structure dates: 1956 initial construction
National Register Number: 84003872
Significance: Launch Complex 17 has played a key role in the American space program by supporting over 260 launches since 1957. Constructed in 1956 and 1957, the complex originally supported the Air Force's Thor IRBM research and development program. In the late 1950s, the complex began supporting space launches as well. The early space launches at the complex involved Thor boosters in combinations with various upper stages. The Delta space launch vehicle made its debut at the complex in May 1960. Since April of 1965, the complex has exclusively supported Delta space launches. Included among the wide variety of payloads launched at Complex 17 are important research, weather, communication, application, and military satellites, many of which were the first ever of their type. Through continuous upgrades, Launch Complex 17 continues to be a vital space launch facility.

Subjects
Military Facilities
Air Bases
Launch Complexes


Related Names
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
Stupich, Martin, Photographer
Ellsworth, Sheila, Historian
Nowlan, Patrick, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL CONTEXT VIEW SHOWING PARKING AREA EAST OF 36009 WITH 36006 AT CENTER; THIS VIEW MATCHES FL-8-5-2 TO FORM PANORAMIC SWEEPS OF THE SITE; VIEW TO NORTH.
2. GENERAL CONTEXT VIEW SHOWING 36004 AT FAR LEFT, LAUNCH PAD A GANTRY AT CENTER, LAUNCH PAD B GANTRY AT RIGHT; THIS VIEW MATCHES FL-8-5-1 TO FORM PANORAMIC SWEEP OF SITE; VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
3. GENERAL OVERVIEW FROM ROOF OF 36001 SHOWING LAUNCH PAD B WITH 26003 DOMINATING LEFT; VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
4. GENERAL OVERVIEW FROM ROOF OF 36001 SHOWING LAUNCH PAD A WITH 28425 DOMINATING LEFT; VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
5. GENERAL VIEW FROM INSIDE 28421; VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
6. GENERAL VIEW INSIDE LAUNCH PAD B FROM NORTHEAST CORNER OF SITE SHOWING RELATIONSHIP OF GANTRIES TO PERIMETER ROAD; VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
7. GENERAL VIEW OF LAUNCH PAD B FROM 28422; VIEW TO SOUTH.
8. GENERAL VIEW OF SITE SHOWING 28425 AND 28401; VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
9. GENERAL VIEW OF WEST YARD WITH 36006 LEFT AND 36004 RIGHT; VIEW TO NORTH.
10. Photocopy of Photograph AERIAL VIEW TO NORTHWEST, GENERAL VIEW OF COMPLEX, 14 January 1965.
11. Photocopy of Photograph AERIAL VIEW TO NORTHWEST, GENERAL VIEW OF COMPLEX, 17 November 1970.
12. Photocopy of Photograph AERIAL VIEW TO NORTHWEST, GENERAL VIEW OF COMPLEX, 10 August 1971.
13. Photocopy of Photograph AERIAL VIEW TO NORTHWEST, GENERAL VIEW OF COMPLEX, 16 April 1973.
14. Photocopy of Photograph AERIAL VIEW TO SOUTHEAST, GENERAL VIEW OF COMPLEX, 16 April 1973.
15. Photocopy of Photograph. AERIAL VIEW TO NORTHEAST, GENERAL VIEW OF COMPLEX, 16 August 1975.
16. AERIAL VIEW TO SOUTHWEST, GENERAL VIEW OF COMPLEX 17 WITH COMPLEX 26 IN UPPER CENTER, 03 July 1984.


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