Atlas V 501 | NROL-41 (USA-215)

United Launch Alliance launch of a Atlas V 501 Rocket

Launch Status

United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Atlas V 501 rocket as part of the NROL-41 (USA-215) mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Tue, Sep 21st, 2010, 12:03 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg AFB, CA. 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.


NROL-41 (USA-215)

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.


Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
United States Air Force


Atlas V 501

Atlas V with 5m Fairing, 0 SRB, 1 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.