Cape Canaveral Space Force Station is an installation of the United States Space Force's 45th Space Wing, located on Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida.
Headquartered at the nearby Patrick Space Force Base, the station is the primary launch site for the Space Force's Eastern Range with three launch pads currently active. The facility is south-southeast of NASA's Kennedy Space Center on adjacent Merritt Island, with the two linked by bridges and causeways. The Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Skid Strip provides a 10,000-foot runway close to the launch complexes for military airlift aircraft delivering heavy and outsized payloads to the Cape.
A number of American space exploration pioneers were launched from CCSFS, including the first U.S. Earth satellite in 1958, first U.S. astronaut, first U.S. astronaut in orbit, first two-man U.S. spacecraft, first U.S. unmanned lunar landing, and first three-man U.S. spacecraft.