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Atlas V OSIRIS-REx Launch Highlights

An Atlas V rocket successfully delivers NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to orbit. The OSIRIS-REx mission will help scientists investigate the origins of our sol...

First U.S. Sample Return Mission to an Asteroid Launches

On Sept. 8, NASA launched the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx mission from Cape Canaveral...

360 Degree Encapsulation & Launch of OSIRIS-REx

Experience the encapsulation and launch of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft as if you were actually standing on the launch pad! Drag your mouse to look around -a...

Liftoff of OSIRIS-REx

An Atlas V rocket lifts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41.The mission is to send NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Res...

OSIRIS-REx

Overview

Destination: Heliocentric N/A
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Heliocentric N/A Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 90%

The Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS REx) mission will be the first U.S. mission to carry samples from an asteroid back to Earth and will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth.

Atlas V 411

Family:
Configuration: 411

Atlas V with 4m fairing, 1 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

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Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    58.3 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Atlas V 411
  • Family
  • Variant
    411
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas V 411
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $115000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8080 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    5950 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    1935 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance

(ULA)

CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 162 Failures: 0 Pending: 45

Agency Type:

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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