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Project Kuiper (Vulcan #1)

Vulcan VC6L

United Launch Alliance

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Mission

Project Kuiper (Vulcan #1)

Type: Communications

Project Kuiper is a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit that will offer broadband internet access, this constellation will be managed by Kuiper Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon. This constellation is planned to be composed of 3,276 satellites. The satellites are projected to be placed in 98 orbital planes in three orbital layers, one at 590 km, 610 km and 630 km altitude.

45 satellites will be carried on each Vulcan launch.

Location

Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Vulcan VC6L – United Launch Alliance

  • Family: Vulcan
  • Length: 61.6 m
  • Diameter: 5.4 m
  • Launch Mass: 547 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 27200 kg

The Vulcan VC6L was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on . Vulcan VC6L has 0 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 0 launches. The Vulcan launch system is a replacement under development by ULA to replace the Atlas-5 and Delta-4 families.

Agency

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.

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