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Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)

Atlas V 541

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)

Type: Robotic Exploration
Launch Cost: $145,000,000

Atop this ULA Atlas V rocket will be Perseverance, a car-sized rover which will explore an ancient river delta on Mars. Armed with a suite of six scientific instruments, Perseverance will primarily hunt for clues to the planet’s distant past, and hopefully uncover signs of ancient life and habitability. The rover also carries an experiment that’ll convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, a box-sized helicopter named Ingenuity that’ll demonstrate powered flight on Mars, and a system that enables the rover to leave behind samples for later retrieval and return to Earth during NASA and ESA’s ambitious sample return mission later this decade.

Location

Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V 541 – United Launch Alliance

Family: Atlas
Length: 60 m
Diameter: 3.8 m
Launch Mass: 479 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 17410 kg

The Atlas V 541 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2011-11-26. Atlas V 541 has 9 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 9 launches. Atlas V with 5m Fairing, 4 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

Agency

United Launch Alliance

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.

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