Atlas V 401 | Landsat 9

United Launch Alliance launch of a Atlas V 401 Rocket

TBD

United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch a Atlas V 401 rocket as part of the Landsat 9 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission is on Mon, Nov 30th, 2020, 7:00 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Landsat 9

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to continue the Landsat program’s critical role in monitoring, understanding and managing the land resources needed to sustain human life. Landsat 9, like Landsat 8, will have a higher imaging capacity than past Landsats, allowing more valuable data to be added to the Landsat’s global land archive. Satellite will operaite in sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km and has a mission lifetime of 5 years.

Location

Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
United States Air Force

Rocket

Atlas V 401

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

United Launch Alliance

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.

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