NROL-42

Atlas V 541

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Mission

NROL-42

Type: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Location

Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

83 launches have been at this location.

Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Atlas V 541

Length: 60 meters
Diameter: 3.8 meters
First Launched: November 26, 2011

Atlas V with 5m Fairing, 4 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

The Atlas V 541 rocket has been launched a total of 7 times with 7 successful and 0 failed launches.

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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