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.


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

MUOS (Mobile User Objective System) is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move.

Launch Window

NET: February 24th 2012 - 22:15 UTC

Open: February 24th 2012 - 22:15 UTC

Close: February 24th 2012 - 22:15 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL





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