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Rainbow 1

Atlas V 521

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Rainbow 1

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geosynchronous Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $135,000,000

Rainbow 1 is a high power Ku-band direct broadcasting satellite providing direct broadcast services across the continental United States.

Location


Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 41 has witnessed the launch of 111 rockets, including 111 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 937 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 41

Rocket


United Launch Alliance Atlas V 521

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

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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