LAUNCH CENTER

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Sun Jun 30 2024
United Launch Alliance

USSF-51

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

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(12:00 AM UTC)

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RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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Rocket Details

Name:

Atlas V 551

Description:

Atlas V is an expendable launch system in the Atlas rocket family. It was formerly operated by Lockheed Martin and is now operated by United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture with Boeing. Each Atlas V rocket uses a Russian-built RD-180 engine burning kerosene and liquid oxygen to power its first stage and an American-built RL10 engine burning liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to power its Centaur upper stage. The RD-180 engines are provided by RD Amross, while Aerojet Rocketdyne provides both the RL10 engines and the strap-on boosters used in some configurations. The standard payload fairing sizes are 4 or 5 meters in diameter and of various lengths. Fairings sizes as large as 7.2 m in diameter and up to 32.3 m in length have been considered. The rocket is assembled in Decatur, Alabama and Harlingen, Texas.

Atlas V 551 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Classified payload for the US Space Force.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 41