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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: Success
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.

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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: Success
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: Success
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: Success
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: Success
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: Success
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: Success
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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Atlas V 541 | GOES-S

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 1, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S Series (GOES-S) is the second of the next generation of geostationary weather satellites. The four satellites of the series will provide advanced imaging with increased spatial resolution and faster coverage for more accurate forecasts, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and improved monitoring of solar activity. GOES-S will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of the Western Hemisphere. GOES-S will be the primary tool for the detection and tracking of hurricanes and severe weather. Once operational as GOES-17, the satellite wil replace GOES-15 satellite.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #GOESS
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Atlas V 411 | SBIRS GEO Flight 4 (SBIRS GEO-3)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 20, 2018, 12:48 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

This geostationary satellite is tasked with providing capabilities for early missile warning and missile defense.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Atlas V 421 | NROL-52

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Oct. 15, 2017, 7:28 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

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

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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