Atlas V 501
OTV-2 (X-37B) (USA-226)

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-2 (X-37B) (USA-226) mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Sat, Mar 5th, 2011, 5:46 PM 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-2 (X-37B) (USA-226)

It is the first flight of the second Boeing X-37B, a United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle 2, which is an unmanned 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long reusable mini-spaceplane capable of autonomous re-entry and landing. The OTV-2 mission was designed to test new technologies, however the specific identity of the spaceship's payload was not revealed. The mission concluded after 468 days in orbit.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V 501

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