Atlas V 541

Active Atlas

United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Nov. 26, 2011

Description

Atlas V with 5m Fairing, 4 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    60.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    479 T
  • Thrust
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    40000 km
Family
  • Name
    Atlas V 541
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    541
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas V 541
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$145M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    17410 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8290 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    3530 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

Commercial
CEO: Tory Bruno
ULA 2006

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.

Upcoming Spaceflights


Atlas V 541 | GOES-T

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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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: Success
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.


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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 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 541 | GOES-R

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 19, 2016, 11:42 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) is 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-R is the first satellite of the series, and it will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere and space weather monitoring. It will be the primary tool for the detection and tracking of hurricanes and severe weather.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Atlas V 541 | NROL-35 (USA-259)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Dec. 13, 2014, 3:19 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 541 | NROL-67 (USA-250)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
April 10, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

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

Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit
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Atlas V 541 | MSL (Curiosity)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 26, 2011, 3:02 p.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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