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Atlas V 551 | STP-3

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 7, 2021, 10:19 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Rideshare mission with the STPSat-6 satellite and six secondary payloads for the US Air Force. STPSat-6 carries the NNSA's Space and Atmospheric Burst Reporting System-3 (SABRS-3) payload and NASA's Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) experiment.

Geostationary Orbit
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Atlas V 401 | Lucy

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Oct. 16, 2021, 9:34 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Lucy is the first mission to explore and study Trojan asteroids. The Trojans are a type of asteroids that orbit the Sun in two groups, in front of and behind Jupiter in its orbit around our star. Since these asteroids have been in such stable orbits for billions of years, they are of great interest as remnants of early Solar System. Lucy is a NASA mission led by NASA Goddard and Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Over the course of 12 years, Lucy will fly by seven different Trojan asteroids and also one main belt asteroid. The complex trajectory to visit all targets will include several Earth gravity assists.

Heliocentric N/A
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Atlas V 401 | Landsat 9

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Sept. 27, 2021, 6:12 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Earth Science

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to continue the Landsat program's critical role in monitoring, understanding and managing the land resources needed to sustain human life. Landsat 9, like Landsat 8, has a higher imaging capacity than past Landsats, allowing more valuable data to be added to the Landsat global land archive. Its operational orbit is a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km for a mission lifetime of at least 5 years.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Atlas V 421 | SBIRS GEO-5

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 18, 2021, 5:37 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Fifth geosynchronous satellite of the Space Based Infrared System program (SBIRS), providing capabilities for early missile warning and missile defense. SBIRS GEO-5 is the first satellite using Lockheed Martin's LM2100 combat bus.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-82

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
April 26, 2021, 8:47 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

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

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-44

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 11, 2020, 1:09 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for NRO.

Low Earth Orbit #NROL44
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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.

Low Earth Orbit #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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