|Launch Pad 25A||Titan II, Mercury|
|Launch Pad 38A||Long March, Delta IV, Soyuz, Proton, Nooleus, LP1, Black Arrow, Eagle 8, PSLV|
|Launch Pad 39A||Delta IV Heavy, Ariane 5, Ariane 6, SLS, N1-LK-LOK, Saturn V|
A Launch Pad is a platform from where space vehicles are launched.
In the current game version, there are three launch pads of different sizes, used for the various rockets: 25A, 38A, and 39A.
Small-sized Launch Pad: 25A is the smallest launch pad. It appears if the first stage of the rocket is a small stage and the rocket has no boosters. 25A is written on the pad's left. Also seen is a simple tower with stairs.
Medium-sized Launch Pad: 38A is the most commonly used launch pad. It appears if the rocket's first stage is any of the following:
38A is written on the centre of the pad. A system with an appearance similar to the mechanism of a lift/elevator can be seen in the tower. It also has an object which appears to be a camera pointing down at the rocket, presumably to film its launch.Large-sized Launch Pad: 39A is used for the largest rockets. It is used when the rocket's first stage is:
- Saturn V or N1-L3 first stage
- SLS with any boosters
- Mediumwith medium boosters (e.g. Delta IV Heavy Variant)
- The Saturn V should have normal hold-down arms.
- Real-life launch pads are much more complicated than the ones in Space Agency, though they do contain some of the key elements: Launch Pad - the concrete slab. ; Launch Umbilical Tower - the red tower. ; In-Flight Arms - the red arms that contact parts of the rocket such as connectors. ; Hydrogen Burn Igniters - the orange/yellow dots that appear under the rocket before launch. ; Hold-Down Arms - the red clamps that hold the rocket down. In real life, they do not open at a set time, instead opening automatically when a computer detects that the rocket has sufficient thrust to fly. ; Flame Trench - (hidden) a reinforced concrete tunnel that diverts the flame away from the rocket and out from the launch pad, protecting it from the heat. ; Lightning Arrestor - the metal rod at the top of the launch tower. Prevents the rocket from being damaged if lightning strikes.
- When the Saturn V is on Launchpad 39A, the Moon can be seen in the upper left section of the background.
- Normally, rockets are carried on a crawler to the launchpad, or rockets are launched from a modified crawler with a launch tower, which is commonly the "Launch pad" that NASA uses.
- The launch pads are from Cape Canaveral, USA. Launch pads there are named by launch complex number (i.e. "39") + pad serial code (i.e. "A"). Andy Barry may add other launch pads of different countries, like the V-2 Launch Tower in Peenemuende from Germany, the Soyuz Launch Pad in Baikonaur Cosmodrome from Russia, or the LA-4/SLS-1 pad from where the Shenzhou-5 launched in Jiuquuan Satellite Launch Center from China.