Cape Canaveral Space History - Intercontinental ballistic missile sites at Launch Complexes 1-4, United States of America
|Cape Canaveral Space History - Intercontinental ballistic missile sites at Launch Complexes 1-4
|United States of America
|Data Bounds (approx.)
|LiDAR - Terrestrial
|Faro Focus X330
|Phase Based Laser Scanner
|In mid-1950, work began to construct the first permanent access road and launch sites on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first area developed for launch operations became known as Launch Pads 1, 2, 3 and 4. Blockhouse 1&2 was constructed in the early 1950s (between 1951 and 1953) for use with the Snark winged missile program. The blockhouse had four-inch thick tempered laminated glass, and the image was received through the glass and reflected downward and inward to observers using a pair of mirrors and another tempered glass window. An observation deck was constructed above the blockhouse. The Air Force's Snark missile was a surface-to-surface pilot-less bomber with a range of over 5,000 miles. It was the first and only long-range intercontinental winged missile.
|The Digital Heritage and Humanities Center at the University of South Florida (USF) Libraries, is working in collaboration with the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 45th Space Wing, cultural resources division to digitally document important historic launch facilities and resources relating to manned missions, space exploration, and US space history. We are using the latest in 3D laser scanning and imaging methods to assist with conservation, management, and public interpretive development of Cape Canaveral's rich space history. Using newly available technologies in 3D laser scanning and survey, USF is recording the existing remains of building complexes associated with historical events such as John Glenn's orbit of the Earth and the Mercury Missions that led the United States into Space. Other important features being documented include launch complexes associated with the American missile program that began largely as a result of the Cold War, such as the Minuteman and Atlas programs, and also the sacred ground resting place for the space shuttle remains from the Challenger disaster. Many of the structures and complexes are unique in design and use. Today, many are now abandoned and are being lost to time, but through these new 3D technologies, USF is providing valuable information for long-term conservation and future interpretation of these important historical sites.
|Digital Heritage and Humanities Center, University of South Florida Libraries
2020: Cape Canaveral Space History - Intercontinental ballistic missile sites at Launch Complexes 1-4 - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by Digital Heritage and Humanities Center, University of South Florida Libraries
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