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Atlas V 551 | AEHF-5

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

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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Atlas V 541 | NROL-42

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Sept. 24, 2017, 5:49 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

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

Elliptical Orbit
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Atlas V 401 | TDRS-M

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 18, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

TDRS-M is an American communications satellite which is operated by NASA as part of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, which provides a multitude of communications services to a wide variety of missions.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Atlas V 401 | Cygnus CRS OA-7 (S.S. John Glenn)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
April 18, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

This is the eighth planned flight of the Orbital ATK's unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its seventh flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Orbital ATK named the vehicle after astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and pioneer of human spaceflight.

Low Earth Orbit
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