Complex 18, Pad A
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We are at Complex 18, Pad A looking back toward the blockhouse. The darkened spot on the ground directly ahead of us is the former position of the Vanguard launch stand. Beyond that, we see the pylon for the deluge system. The umbilical tower used to be just on our side of the equipment house (whose wall we see at the right of the photo, behind the stacked concrete poles). The rails we see to either side were for a mobile weather cover used for Blue Scout Junior rockets; the Vanguard Mobile Service Tower rails extended toward the left of the photo.

See the launch pad from a distance
See the mobile weather cover
Go back into the equipment house
Photo courtesy of Steve Sanders
Mission Flight Control Officer, CCAFS
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