United Launch Alliance

Atlas V 541

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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.

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Launch Vehicle


Atlas V 541

Configuration: 541
Family: Atlas

Vehicle Specifications


Atlas V 541
GTO: 7700
LEO: None
Length: 60.0 m
Diameter: 3.8 m
Launch Mass: 479k kg
Thurst: None kN

Earth Science


The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) is the next generation of geostationary weather satellites. The four satellites of the series will provide advanced imaging with increased spatial resolution and faster coverage for more accurate forecasts, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and improved monitoring of solar activity. GOES-R is the first satellite of the series, and it will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere and space weather monitoring. It will be the primary tool for the detection and tracking of hurricanes and severe weather.

Launch Window


NET: November 19th 2016 - 23:42 UTC

Open: November 19th 2016 - 22:42 UTC

Close: November 19th 2016 - 23:42 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL