United Launch Alliance // March 19, 2013

SBIRS GEO Flight 2 (USA-241) (SBIRS GEO-2)

Launch Overview

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March 19, 2013 - 21:21:00 (+00:00)


Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral

Mission Details

This geostationary satellite is tasked with providing capabilities for early missile warning and missile defense.

Who is ULA?

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.

What Is Atlas V 401?

An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.


RD-180 (stage 1)

The RD-180 is derived from the RD-170/RD-171 line of rockets which were used in the Solviet Enerqia launch vehicle

RL10A-1 (stage 2)

Three RL-10 versions are in production for the Centaur upper stage of the Atlas V and the Delta Cryogenic Second Stage(DCSS) for the Delta IV

Rocket Overview


Atlas V 401

Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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