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OTV-4 (X-37B) (USA 261) ( AFSPC-5) & ULTRASat cubesat deployer

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

It is the second flight of the second Boeing X-37B vehicle and the fourth flight of the program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle is an unmanned 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long reusable mini-spaceplane capable of autonomous re-entry and landing. The OTV-4 mission was to test Aerojet Rocketdyne's XR-5A Hall-effect thruster and conduct a NASA investigation for testing various materials in space. The mission concluded after 717 days in orbit, marking the first time X-37B landed on the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center.

Atlas V 501

Family: Atlas
Configuration: 501

Atlas V with 5m Fairing, 0 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

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Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    58.3 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    334 T
  • Thrust
    3827 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas V 501
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    501
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas V 501
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $120M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8210 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3780 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 140 Failures: 1 Pending: 26

Agency Type: Commercial

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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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad: Space Launch Complex 41


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