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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 20

Space Launch Complex 20 (SLC-20), previously designated Launch Complex 20 (LC-20), is a launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SLC-20 is located at the northern terminus of ICBM Road, between Space Launch Complex 19 and Space Launch Complex 34.

This facility was constructed in the late 1950s for the Titan I Missile Program, modified in 1964 for the Titan III Program, and further modified in the late 1980s for the Starbird launch vehicles associated with the shuttle Starlab mission. Several Titan I rockets and four or five Titan III rockets were launched from SLC-20. SLC-20 was deactivated in 1996.[1]

In 1999, the site was re-activated to support new launch facilities under the direction of Space Florida for commercial launches. The re-activation included upgrades to Launch Pad A and the construction of a new building along the perimeter road, northeast of the blockhouse.

The site is currently occupied by NASA's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a research and development project to provide infrastructure to test, demonstrate and qualify new spaceport technologies. The site is shared with the Florida Air National Guard.[2]

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  • Spaceport Authority Selects Lockheed Martin to Operate Launch Pads
  • Complex 20 Live Video

Coordinates: 28°30′44″N 80°33′24″W / 28.51222°N 80.55667°W / 28.51222; -80.55667


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