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AMC 16

Atlas V 521

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission

AMC 16

Type: Communications

AMC-16, like AMC-15, was a hybrid Ku/Ka-band satellite built by Lockheed Martin and based on the A2100 spacecraft platform.

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 521 – United Launch Alliance

Family: Atlas
Length: 58.3 m
Diameter: 3.81 m
Launch Mass: 590 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 13490 kg

The Atlas V 521 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2003-07-17. Atlas V 521 has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 launches. Atlas V is the fifth major version in the Atlas rocket family. It is an expendable launch system originally designed by Lockheed Martin, now being operated by United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Lockheed and Boeing.

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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