First Launch: 1959-08-26. Last Launch: 1964-12-09. Number: 69 . Longitude: -106.28 deg. Latitude: 32.42 deg.
The launch location was at the western edge of LC-38. The two R&D cells were located at the site of the present large building and its parking lot to the east. The smaller building east of the large building was the Launch Control Building (an underground control room). The Tactical Cell was located to the far side of the complex east of the control building.
By the late 1960's Nike Zeus evolved into Nike-X, and then Spartan. Testing of the missile was moved to Kwajalein Atoll in the south Pacific. LC-38 was thereafter used only for assembly and check out of the Sprint short-range last-ditch interceptor missile portion of the Safeguard Spartan/Sprint ABM system. Zeus radars continued in use as part of a re-entry radar signature study.
In 1969 LC-38 was modified for test of the Patriot surface-to-air missile system, which eventually was developed to be capable against short-range ballistic missiles. The complex continued to be used for Patriot testing into the 21st Century.