• Underground Delta-01 LCC, 44th Missile Wing/66th Strategic Missile Wing logos, topside view of Delta-09 LF

    Minuteman Missile

    National Historic Site South Dakota

Launch Control Facility Delta-01

Launch Control Facility Delta-01

The stars and stripes fly above Launch Control Facility Delta-01


Launch Control Facility Delta-01

This building functioned as topside support for the underground Launch Control Center. It acted as a multi-purpose facility to help personnel perform their mission.

Its primary purpose was to support the missileers stationed underground in carrying out their mission. Equipment such as a backup generator for auxiliary power, and environmental control provided backup support in the event of an attack. The building also contained a Security Control Center, where all security activities were coordinated and personnel would be processed when coming on site.

The topside structure also included living quarters, a day room, dining area and recreational room that Air Force support personnel used during their three-day tours of duty.

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Did You Know?

Minuteman Missile groundbreaking ceremony

The initial groundbreaking for the first Minuteman Missile silo in South Dakota occurred on 9/11 – September 11th, 1961.