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LES 8, 9 & Solrad 11A, 11B

Titan IIIC

United States Air Force

Launch Status


LES 8, 9 & Solrad 11A, 11B

Type: Dedicated Rideshare

LES 8 and 9 were experimental nuclear-powered geostationary communications satellites. Solrad 11A and 11B were scientific satellites designed to monitor the solar X-ray, UV and energetic particle emissions.


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Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

903 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA


United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Administration: Commander-in-Chief: President of the US
  • Founded: 1947
  • Country: USA

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

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