United Launch Alliance

Atlas

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 135 Failures: 1 Pending: 21

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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Launch Vehicle


Atlas

Configuration: LV-3B
Family: Atlas

Vehicle Specifications


Atlas LV-3B
GTO: None
LEO: None
Length: None m
Diameter: None m
Launch Mass: Nonek kg
Thurst: None kN
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Human Exploration


Mercury-Atlas 9 was the final manned spaceflight of the United States' Mercury program. It carried the Faith 7 spacecraft with astronaut Gordon Cooper to orbit where it completed 22 orbits seconds before reentry. The mission lasted for, 34 hours, 19 minutes & 49 seconds. This was the last time an American was launched to space on a solo orbital mission. The mission had several technical problems, the biggest which was a short-circuit in the bus bar serving the 250 volt main inverter causing the automatic stabilization and control system to stop working during the 21st orbit. In the end Cooper had to use lines he had drawn on the window and his wristwatch to correctly execute burns to safely re-enter the atmosphere.

Launch Window


NET: May 15th 1963 - 13:04 UTC

Open: May 15th 1963 - 13:04 UTC

Close: May 15th 1963 - 13:04 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, FL


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