Atlas V 501
OTV-4 (X-37B) (USA 261) ( AFSPC-5) & ULTRASat cubesat deployer

United Launch Alliance launch of a Atlas V 501 Rocket

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United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Atlas V 501 rocket as part of the OTV-4 (X-37B) (USA 261) ( AFSPC-5) & ULTRASat cubesat deployer mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Wed, May 20th, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Atlas V 501 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

OTV-4 (X-37B) (USA 261) ( AFSPC-5) & ULTRASat cubesat deployer

It is the second flight of the second Boeing X-37B vehicle and the fourth flight of the program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle is an unmanned 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long reusable mini-spaceplane capable of autonomous re-entry and landing. The OTV-4 mission was to test Aerojet Rocketdyne's XR-5A Hall-effect thruster and conduct a NASA investigation for testing various materials in space. The mission concluded after 717 days in orbit, marking the first time X-37B landed on the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V 501

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