GPS IIF-8 (USA-258)
Atlas V 401
United Launch Alliance
GPS IIF-8 is a next-generation GPS satellite which provides navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air.
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Space Launch Complex 41
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
878 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
Atlas V 401 – United Launch Alliance
- Family: Atlas
- Length: 58.3 m
- Diameter: 3.8 m
- Launch Mass: 590 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 9050 kg
The Atlas V 401 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2002-08-21. Atlas V 401 has 41 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 41 launches. An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.
United Launch Alliance – ULA
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: ULA
- Administration: CEO: Tory Bruno
- Founded: 2006
- Launchers: Atlas | Delta IV | Vulcan
- Spacecraft: CST-100 Starliner
- Country: USA
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.