LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sun Oct 18 2009
United Launch Alliance

DMSP-5D3 F18 (USA-210)

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(4:12 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(4:12 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(4:12 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Atlas V 401

Description:

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

Atlas V 401 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Earth Science
  • The Defence Metoerological Satellite Program (DMSP) monitors meteorological, oceanographic and solar-terrestrial physics for the Department of Defence, managed by Air Force Space Command and operated by NOAA.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 3E