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Space Launch Complex 17 at Cape Canaveral was demolished today (July 12, 2018). It was first put into operation in 1957 and was last used in 2011. I was surprised to learn it was 60 years old.

This makes me wonder what is the oldest remaining launch complex in regular operation for publicly announced general purpose rocket launches?

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    $\begingroup$ Do military facilities count? I believe some ballistic missile launch sites predate the earliest space launch sites, but the line between the two is often blurry... $\endgroup$ – Jack Jul 12 '18 at 18:05
  • $\begingroup$ I agree missile sites may pre-date, but much of that info is not public either. I specified "General Purpose Rockets" to keep the discussion focused on launch sites that are in public knowledge that launch publicly announced rockets which are commonly discussed on this site. I have no problem including a military launch site like those at Vandenberg if it allows publicly announced launches. $\endgroup$ – Dan Sorensen Jul 12 '18 at 18:12
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I think launch complex 1 at Baikonur should be a good candidate, its been in use for Soyuz launch vehicle derivatives since Sputnik 1 in 1957 and is still in regular use for manned and unmanned missions.

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