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ULA Launches the First Vulcan Centaur with the Peregrine Moon Lander

United Launch Alliance is launching their first Vulcan Centaur rocket for it´s inaugural flight. The rocket will carry the Astrobotics Peregrine lunar lander...

First US Commercial Moon Launch: Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 (Official NASA Broadcast)

Watch Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan rocket. ULA and Astro...

Vulcan Cert-1

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan VC2S rocket will launch the first certification mission from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Cert-1 flight test includes two payloads. The first is the Peregrine Lunar Lander, Peregrine Mission One (PM1) for Astrobotic...

Peregrine lunar lander (Maiden flight)

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Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Lunar Exploration

Lunar Orbit Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 85%

Maiden flight of ULA's Vulcan launch vehicle carrying the Peregrine lunar lander developed by Astrobotic Technology. Astrobotic was selected by NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to deliver up to 14 NASA payloads to the Moon on its Peregrine lunar lander in 2022.

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 8, 2024, 8:18 a.m.

Launch success, Peregrine in contact.


Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 8, 2024, 7:18 a.m.

Liftoff.


LL2 • Jan. 8, 2024, 6:28 a.m.

Livestream has started


Vulcan VC2S

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Configuration: VC2S

Vulcan Centaur is a two-stage-to-orbit, heavy-lift launch vehicle under development by United Launch Alliance (ULA) since 2014. It is principally designed to meet launch demands for the U.S. government's National Security Space Launch (NSSL) program for use by the United States Space Force and U.S. intelligence agencies for national security satellite launches. It will replace both of ULA's existing launchers (Atlas V and Delta IV Heavy) in this role, as these launchers are retiring.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    61.6 m
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    663 T
  • Thrust
    9303 kN
Family
  • Name
    Vulcan VC2S
  • Family
  • Variant
    VC2S
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Vulcan VC2S
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    19000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8400 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    2600 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    15200 kg


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United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance

(ULA)

CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 161 Failures: 0 Pending: 45

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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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