Atlas V 401 | DMSP-5D3 F18 (USA-210)

United Launch Alliance launch of a Atlas V 401 Rocket

Launch Status

United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Atlas V 401 rocket as part of the DMSP-5D3 F18 (USA-210) mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Sun, Oct 18th, 2009, 12:12 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The status of the launch was Success with a 0% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


DMSP-5D3 F18 (USA-210)

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.


Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
United States Air Force


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.