United Launch Alliance

Atlas V 551

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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 551

Configuration: 551
Family: Atlas

Vehicle Specifications


Atlas V 551
GTO: 8900
LEO: None
Length: 59.7 m
Diameter: 3.8 m
Launch Mass: 573k kg
Thurst: None kN

Government/Top Secret


Primary payload of the mission is the Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM (CBAS) satellite, which will be placed in geosynchronous orbit. It will continously relay data from from existing military communications satellites to support senior leaders and combatant commanders. This mission will also launch a number of secondary payloads hosted on the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment (EAGLE).

Launch Window


NET: April 14th 2018 - 23:13 UTC

Open: April 14th 2018 - 23:13 UTC

Close: April 15th 2018 - 01:11 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL