Atlas V N22 | USCV-2 (Starliner-1)

SpaceX Crew Dragon Rocket Launch

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United Launch Alliance launch of a Atlas V N22 Rocket

United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch a Atlas V N22 rocket as part of the USCV-2 (Starliner-1) mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission is on Thu, Dec 31st, 2020, 7:00 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

USCV-2 (Starliner-1)

USCV-2 (US Crew Vehicle-2), also known as Starliner-1, is the first operational crewed flight of the Boeing Starliner vehicle. It will take NASA astronauts Sunita Williams, Josh Cassada and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on what is planned as the first long duration mission of Starliner to International Space Station.

Location

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V N22

The Atlas V N22 is a crew rated variant of the Atlas V 422 - it sports two solid motor strap on boosters with two liquid fueled stages. It will be primarly used to support NASA's Commercial Crew program by taking the CST-100 to orbit.

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.

Crew

Sunita Williams

Sunita Williams

Commander - American

Sunita Pandya Lyn Williams is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indo-Slovenian descent. She formerly held the records for total spacewalks by a woman (seven) and most spacewalk time for a woman (50 hours, 40 minutes). Williams was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and Expedition 15. In 2012, she served as a flight engineer on Expedition 32 and then commander of Expedition 33.

Josh A. Cassada

Josh A. Cassada

Pilot - American

Josh Aaron Cassada is an American physicist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. Prior to his selection to join NASA in 2013, Cassada served as a test pilot in the US Navy, and has over 3,500 hours in more than 40 aircraft, and 23 combat missions. In August 2018, Cassada was selected for CTS-1, the first operational mission of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner.

Thomas Pesquet

Thomas Pesquet

Mission Specialist - French

Thomas Gautier Pesquet is a French aerospace engineer, pilot, and European Space Agency astronaut. Pesquet was selected by ESA as a candidate in May 2009, and he successfully completed his basic training in November 2010. From November 2016 to June 2017, Pesquet was part of Expeditions 50 and 51 on the International Space Station as a flight engineer.