OTV-6 (X-37B) (USSF-7)

Overview

Destination: None
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 90% #USSF7

It is the sixth flight of the X-37B program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle is built by Boeing. It's an unmanned 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long reusable mini-spaceplane capable of autonomous re-entry and landing.

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X-37B will soon launch on its next mission – see it LIVE on 5/17

The autonomous X-37B spaceplane will soon launch on its next mission for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. See it LIVE here. This test bed has spent 2...

Live Broadcast: Atlas V USSF-7

Watch live as ULA's Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral with the USSF-7 mission for the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Air Force. The launch is planned f...

May 17 Live Broadcast: Atlas V USSF-7

Watch live as ULA's Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral with the USSF-7 mission for the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Air Force. The launch is planned f...

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: 130 Failures: 0 Pending: 18

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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