The Cape Caneveral Launch Complexes are numbered from 1 to 47, but curiously some numbers seem to have been skipped. The missing numbers are LC-7, LC-8, LC-23, LC-24, LC-27, LC-28, LC-33, LC-35, LC-38, LC-42 and LC-44.

Why is that? Where these sites planned but scrapped before being built?

  • $\begingroup$ The answer is very easy to be found using a good search machine on this list of all numbers from 1 to 47. Some like 44 were used long ago and only for a short time. Others like 23-24 were used for engine tests only. Some were never build 7-8. $\endgroup$
    – Uwe
    Commented Feb 24, 2018 at 14:44
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    $\begingroup$ No development plan survives contact with the real world. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 24, 2018 at 15:20

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You can read about all the launch complexes at this Air Force Space Museum page: http://afspacemuseum.org/ccafs/

The list is lengthy, but to sum up, as you surmised, some were planned and never built (for example, 7 & 8), others just no longer exist (for example, 44).


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