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INMARSAT 4 F1

Atlas V 431

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission

INMARSAT 4 F1

Type: Communications

Heaviest single payload to geosynchronous transfer orbit to that date. The satellite was to provide L-band mobile communications and wideband data transmission for Inmarsat’s global network.

Location

Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V 431 – United Launch Alliance

Family: Atlas
Length: 59.1 m
Diameter: 3.8 m
Launch Mass: 479 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 15260 kg

The Atlas V 431 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2005-03-11. Atlas V 431 has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. Atlas V with 4m Fairing, 3 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

Agency

Lockheed Martin

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LMT

Founded: 1953
Launchers: Titan | Agena
Spacecraft: Hubble | JUNO | InSight
Country: USA

Lockheed Martin’s Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM’s in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA’s return to the moon in 2024.

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