Rainbow 1

Overview

Destination: Geosynchronous Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geosynchronous Orbit Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rainbow 1 is a high power Ku-band direct broadcasting satellite providing direct broadcast services across the continental United States.

Atlas V 521

Family: Atlas
Configuration: 521

Atlas V is the fifth major version in the Atlas rocket family. It is an expendable launch system originally designed by Lockheed Martin, now being operated by United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Lockheed and Boeing.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    58.3 m
  • Diameter
    3.81 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    590 T
  • Thrust
    7203 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas V 521
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    521
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas V 521
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $135000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13490 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    6475 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 161 Failures: 0 Pending: 45

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

Space Launch Complex 41


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