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NROL-55 (Multipayload mission)

Atlas V 401

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Mission


NROL-55 (Multipayload mission)

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $115,000,000

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

NROL-55 (Multipayload mission)

Location


Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 3E has witnessed the launch of 48 rockets, including 45 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 741 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 3E

Rocket


United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401

An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.

Atlas V 401

Agency


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.

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