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Atlas IIA – Lockheed Martin

  • Family: Atlas
  • Length: 47.54 m
  • Diameter: 3.04 m
  • Launch Mass: 204 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 6580 kg

The Atlas IIA, manufactured by Lockheed Martin established in 1953, undertook its inaugural launch on 06/10/1992. Notably, Atlas IIA has 23 successful launches and 0 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 23 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

Atlas II was a member of the Atlas family of launch vehicles, which evolved from the successful Atlas missile program of the 1950s. It was designed to launch payloads into low earth orbit, geosynchronous transfer orbit or geosynchronous orbit. Sixty-three launches of the Atlas II, IIA and IIAS models were carried out between 1991 and 2004; all sixty-three launches were successes, making the Atlas II the most reliable launch system in history.

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