Combining six excellent titles, this unique ebook encyclopedia provides unprecedented information about military space operations at Cape Canaveral from post-war testing beginning in 1953 through Atlas and Titan launches in 2009. Specific details about launches, missions, and payloads are provided. The books included in this impressive compilation are as follows:
Book 1: The Cape: Military Space Operations 1971-1992
Book 2: Army Ballistic Missile Programs at Cape Canaveral 1953 through 1988
Book 3: The 6555th Missile and Space Launches Through 1970
Book 4: Delta II and III Space Operations at Cape Canaveral 1989-2009
Book 5: Atlas and Titan Space Operations at the Cape, 1993 - 2006
Book 6: Evolved Expendable Launch Operations at Cape Canaveral 2002-2009
The Cape: Military Space Operations 1971-1992 - Though the focus of this monograph is the 6555th Aerospace Test Group's operations at the Cape, the work places those activities within the larger context of U.S. Air Force space operations conducted under two major commands: Air Force Systems Command and Air Force Space Command. The last chapter presents a brief review of NASA, Defense Department and Eastern Space and Missile Center (ESMC) studies that address future space operations at the Cape.
Army Ballistic Missile Programs at Cape Canaveral 1953 through 1988 - This study begins with a summary of the major events leading up to the REDSTONE missile program at Cape Canaveral. It includes an overview of RAF Bomber Command's raid against Peenemunde in August 1943 and the U.S. Army's recruitment of Wernher von Braun and his 'hand-picked' team of rocket experts in 1945. It continues with a sketch of the Army's early missile projects at Fort Bliss, Texas, and the recommendations that shaped the REDSTONE missile. The study also provides detailed descriptions of flight performance objectives, missile specifications, launch locations, ground support equipment, range instrumentation, and the results of REDSTONE, JUPITER, JUNO II, PERSHING, PERSHING 1A, and PERSHING II operations on the Eastern Range. It concludes with the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed on 8 December 1987 and the dedication ceremony that followed the final INF Treaty inspection at Cape Canaveral in May 2001. The history of Army missiles at the Cape has been a rich one, and we do well to acknowledge and remember it.