Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral, from the Spanish Cabo CaƱaveral, is a headland in Brevard County, Florida, United States, near the center of the state's Atlantic coast. Known as Cape Kennedy from 1963 to 1973, it lies east of Merritt Island, separated from it by the Banana River.

It is part of a region known as the Space Coast, and is the site of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Since many U.S. spacecraft are launched from both the station and the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, the terms "Cape Canaveral," "Canaveral", or "the Cape" have become metonyms that refer to both as the launch site of spacecraft. In homage to its spacefaring heritage, the Florida Public Service Commission allocated area code 321 to the Cape Canaveral area.

Other features of the cape include the Cape Canaveral lighthouse and Port Canaveral. The city of Cape Canaveral is a few miles south of the cape. Mosquito Lagoon, the Indian River, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore are also features of this area.

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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 11
... Launch Complex 11 (LC-11) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, is a launch complex used by Atlas missiles between 1958 and 1964 ... Following the end of Atlas testing at Cape Canaveral, LC-11 was the only one of the four Atlas pads not to be reused by the Atlas-Agena, and hence was first of the four pads to be deactivated ...
Spaceport Florida Launch Complex 36
... Complex 36 (SLC-36) from 1997 to 2010, is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Brevard County, Florida ... the Atlas V launches from Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral ... Florida for Space Launch Complexes 36 and 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...
SM-65E Atlas
... Atlas-E launches were conducted from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at Launch Complexes 11 and 13, and Vandenberg Air Force Base at OSTF-1, LC-576 ... The first Atlas E launch attempt was carried out from LC-13 at Cape Canaveral on October 11, 1960 ... This was followed by another failure at Cape Canaveral two weeks later when Missile 17E went out of control and disintegrated 30 seconds after launch ...
Cape Canaveral, Florida - Sister Cities
... Cape Canaveral has four sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International Kloten, Zurich, Switzerland Sagres, Faro, Portugal Guidonia Montecelio, Lazio, Italy Ithaca, Kefallinia, Greece ...
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 13
... Launch Complex 13 (LC-13) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida is a deactivated launch complex used by Atlas rockets and missiles between 1958 ... This has since become the standard method of dismantling launch complexes at Cape Canaveral, and was used in the demolition of SLC-41, SLC-36 and SLC ...

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