Cape Canaveral Space Force Base

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August 20, 2022

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) is a US Air Force base located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States.

History

The Air Force Base is adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The name was changed to Cape Canaveral Space Force Base in 2020 as the United States Space Force was formed as a result of a separation from the United States Air Force. The 45th Space Wing is deployed. There is one runway 3,048 m (10,000 ft) long.

Launch Facility

Since 1950, a total of 47 launch facilities have been installed. Currently, only six launch facilities are in use. SLC-37B Launcher: Delta IV Heavy Rocket SLC-41 Launcher: Atlas V Rocket SLC-40 Launcher: SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket LC-39A Launcher: SpaceX's Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy Rocket LC-39B Launcher: SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket LZ-1, LZ-2 Landing Sites (formerly LC-13 Launch Pads): SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy Booster landings. Currently, five launch facilities are in the process of being remodeled for reuse. LC-11 Launcher > BE-4 Test Area: Blue Origin's New Glen Rocket LC-36 Launcher > LC-36A Launcher: Blue Origin's New Glen Rocket LC-36 Launcher > LC-36B Launcher: Blue Origin's New Glen Rocket LC-16 Launcher > LC-16 Launcher: Terran 1 Rocket in Relativity Space LC-20 Launchers > LC-20 Launchers: Firefly's Alpha and Beta Rockets

Museum

Inside the Air Force Base is the Air Force Space and Missile Museum.

Footnotes

See also

Vandenberg Air Force Base (VBG) Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Edwards Air Force Base Air Force Flight Test Center