Atlas V N22

Active Atlas

United Launch Alliance (ULA)

None

Description

The Atlas V N22 is a crew rated variant of the Atlas V 422 - it sports two solid motor strap on boosters with two liquid fueled stages. It will be primarly used to support NASA's Commercial Crew program by taking the CST-100 to orbit.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    58.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Atlas V N22
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    V N22
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas V N22
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $110M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13034 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • 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 N22 | CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2 (Uncrewed)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 31, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Test Flight

This is the second uncrewed test flight for the Starliner spacecraft. Reflight of the OFT mission will allow Boeing to demonstrate readiness of the spacecraft and implement corrections to the problems which were found during the first OFT flight.

Low Earth Orbit
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Atlas V N22 | CST-100 Starliner Crewed Flight Test

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 30, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Test Flight

This is the first crewed test flight of Starliner spacecraft. It will carry NASA astronauts Christopher Ferguson, Michael Fincke and Nicole Mann to the International Space Station.

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Atlas V N22 | USCV-5 (Starliner-1)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Oct. 31, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Human Exploration

USCV-5 (US Crew Vehicle-5), also known as Starliner-1, is the first operational crewed flight of the Boeing Starliner vehicle. It will take NASA astronauts Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada on what is planned as the first long duration mission of Starliner to International Space Station.

Low Earth Orbit
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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: Launch Successful
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 401
Success
19 hours, 55 minutes ago
Landsat 9
Space Launch Complex 3E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to continue the Landsat program's critical role in monitoring, understanding a…


Long March 3
In Flight
1 day, 5 hours ago
Beidou-4S (?)
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Probable test satellite for the future 4th generation navigation satellite for the Chinese Beidou Navigation Satellite System. Payload identity highl…


Kuaizhou
Success
1 day, 7 hours ago
Jilin-1-02D
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Long March 7
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Tianzhou-3
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Second cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.


Hapith I
Failure
1 week, 5 days ago
Test Flight
Pad 1 - Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex, South Australia

The first Hapith I launch will be testing TiSPACE's hybrid rocket engine technology in preparation for the future Hapith V launch vehicle. Targeting …