Atlas V 401
LRO/LCROSS

United Launch Alliance launch of a Atlas V 401 Rocket


United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Atlas V 401 rocket as part of the LRO/LCROSS mission. The launch window for the Planetary Science mission was on Thu, Jun 18th, 2009, 1:32 PM from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success with a 0% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

LRO/LCROSS

LRO is the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA. Used to map the moon to identify safe landing sites, locating potential resources, characterizing the radiation environment and demonstrating new technologies. The LCROSS is the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, also for NASA. A low cost satellite in order to confirm the existance of water in the southern lunar crater, Cabeus.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V 401

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