United Launch Alliance

Atlas V 501

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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.


Launch Vehicle

Atlas V 501

Configuration: 501
Family: Atlas

Vehicle Specifications

Atlas V 501
GTO: 3775
LEO: None
Length: 58.3 m
Diameter: 3.8 m
Launch Mass: 334k kg
Thurst: None kN

Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Launch Window

NET: September 21st 2010 - 04:03 UTC

Open: September 21st 2010 - 04:03 UTC

Close: September 21st 2010 - 04:03 UTC

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Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg AFB, CA





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