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Atlas V 531 | NROL-101

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 13, 2020, 10:32 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Medium Earth Orbit #NROL101
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Atlas V 541 | Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 30, 2020, 11:50 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Atop this ULA Atlas V rocket will be Perseverance, a car-sized rover which will explore an ancient river delta on Mars. Armed with a suite of six scientific instruments, Perseverance will primarily hunt for clues to the planet's distant past, and hopefully uncover signs of ancient life and habitability. The rover also carries an experiment that'll convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, a box-sized helicopter named Ingenuity that'll demonstrate powered flight on Mars, and a system that enables the rover to leave behind samples for later retrieval and return to Earth during NASA and ESA's ambitious sample return mission later this decade.

Heliocentric N/A
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Atlas V 501 | OTV-6 (X-37B) (USSF-7)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 17, 2020, 1:14 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

It is the sixth flight of the X-37B program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle is built by Boeing. It's an unmanned 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long reusable mini-spaceplane capable of autonomous re-entry and landing.

#USSF7
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Atlas V 551 | AEHF-6

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 26, 2020, 8:18 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

This is the sixth and final satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, which is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command. It provides global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.

#AEHF6
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Atlas V 411 | Solar Orbiter

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Feb. 10, 2020, 4:03 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Heliophysics

Solar Orbiter is a joint ESA/NASA mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics. It will be used to examine how the Sun creates and controls the heliosphere, the vast bubble of charged particles blown by the solar wind into the interstellar medium. The spacecraft will combine in situ and remote sensing observations to gain new information about the solar wind, the heliospheric magnetic field, solar energetic particles, transient interplanetary disturbances and the Sun's magnetic field. Instruments include: * Solar Wind Analyser (SWA) * Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) * Magnetometer (MAG) * Radio and Plasma Wave analyser (RPW) * Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager (PHI) * Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) * Spectral Imaging of the Coronal Environment (SPICE) * Spectrometer Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) * Coronagraph (Metis) While mission is not intended to get as close to the Sun as Parker Solar Probe, it's designed to coordinate observations and has different set of instruments. Main mission starts after one and only Earth flyby in November 2021, and lasts until Dec 2026 when it enters extended phase. During the mission, Solar Orbiter will get through numerous Venus gravity assists, and its trajectory will be highly inclined allowing direct observations of Sun's poles.

Heliocentric N/A #SolO
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Atlas V N22 | CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test (Uncrewed)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 20, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Test Flight

This is the first test flight of Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station. Although Atlas V and Centaur upper stage successfully put Starliner into planned trajectory, the spacecraft was unable to perform a nominal orbital insertion. Preliminary analysis indicate that Mission Elapsed Time (MET) system error led to Starliner burning more fuel than expected. Spacecraft is healthy and in stable orbit, but won't be able to reach and dock with ISS. Landing at White Sands Facility is planned on Dec 22.

Low Earth Orbit
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Atlas V 551 | AEHF-5 (USA 292)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 8, 2019, 10:13 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

This is the fifth satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, which is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command. It provides global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #AEHF5
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Atlas V 551 | AEHF-4 (USA 288)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Oct. 17, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

This is the fourth satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, which is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command. It provides global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #AEHF4
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Atlas V 401 | InSight, Mars Cube One 1 & Mars Cube One 2

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
May 5, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Planetary Science

InSight is a robotic Mars lander designed to study the interior and subsurface of Mars, which would in turn help scientists to understand the Earth and Solar System history. Two 6U CubeSats will piggyback with the InSight mission to help relay communications during the probe's entry, descent, and landing (EDL) phase.

Heliocentric N/A #InSight
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Atlas V 551 | AFSPC-11

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
April 14, 2018, 11:13 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: 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).

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #AFSPC11
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