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SCRUBBED: June 30 Live Broadcast: Atlas V USSF-12

Watch live on Thursday, June 30, 2022, as ULA's Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with the U.S. Space Force (USSF)-12 mission...

Atlas V USSF-12

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 541 rocket is launching the USSF-12 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command (SSC). USSF-12 features two satellite payloads: the Wide Field of View (WFOV) Testbed for SSC's Space Sensing Directorate and the USSF-12 Ring spacecraft for the Defens...

USSF-12

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Overview

Destination: Geosynchronous Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Geosynchronous Orbit Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 50% USSF12

Two US national security payloads. The first is the Space Force's Wide Field of View (WFOV) Testbed satellite, the second is a multi-manifest satellite for the Department of Defense (DoD).

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Updates

SwGustav • July 2, 2022, 6:35 a.m.

Launch success confirmed


Jay • July 1, 2022, 11:15 p.m.

Liftoff


Jay • July 1, 2022, 11 p.m.

Hold released at L-16 minutes


Atlas V 541

Family: Atlas
Configuration: 541

Atlas V with 5m Fairing, 4 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

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Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    60.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    479 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Atlas V 541
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    541
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas V 541
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $145000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    17410 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8290 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    3530 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 156 Failures: 0 Pending: 31

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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