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

Robotic Exploration


New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as a part of NASA's New Frontiers program. Engineered by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), with a team led by S. Alan Stern, the spacecraft was launched in 2006 with the primary mission to perform a flyby study of the Pluto system in 2015, and a secondary mission to fly by and study one or more other Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) in the decade to follow. It is the fifth artificial object to achieve the escape velocity needed to leave the Solar System.

Launch Window


NET: January 19th 2006 - 19:00 UTC

Open: January 19th 2006 - 19:00 UTC

Close: January 19th 2006 - 19:00 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL


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