OTV-4 (X-37B) (USA 261) (AFSPC-5) & ULTRASat cubesat deployer
Atlas V 501
United Launch Alliance
OTV-4 (X-37B) (USA 261) ( AFSPC-5) & ULTRASat cubesat deployer
Type: Government/Top Secret
It is the second flight of the second Boeing X-37B vehicle and the fourth flight of the program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle is an unmanned 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long reusable mini-spaceplane capable of autonomous re-entry and landing. The OTV-4 mission was to test Aerojet Rocketdyne’s XR-5A Hall-effect thruster and conduct a NASA investigation for testing various materials in space. The mission concluded after 717 days in orbit, marking the first time X-37B landed on the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center.
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Space Launch Complex 41
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
880 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
Atlas V 501 – United Launch Alliance
- Family: Atlas
- Length: 58.3 m
- Diameter: 3.8 m
- Launch Mass: 334 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8210 kg
The Atlas V 501 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2010-04-22. Atlas V 501 has 7 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 7 launches. Atlas V with 5m Fairing, 0 SRB, 1 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.