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Atlas V 421 – United Launch Alliance

Atlas V 421 – United Launch Alliance

  • Family: Atlas
  • Length: 58.3 m
  • Diameter: 3.8 m
  • Launch Mass: 433 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 14067 kg

The Atlas V 421 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2007-10-11. Atlas V 421 has 9 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 9 launches. Atlas V is an expendable launch system in the Atlas rocket family. It was formerly operated by Lockheed Martin and is now operated by United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture with Boeing. Each Atlas V rocket uses a Russian-built RD-180 engine burning kerosene and liquid oxygen to power its first stage and an American-built RL10 engine burning liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to power its Centaur upper stage. The RD-180 engines are provided by RD Amross, while Aerojet Rocketdyne provides both the RL10 engines and the strap-on boosters used in some configurations. The 421 version uses a 4m wide fairing, 2 solid rocket boosters and one engine on the Centaur stage.

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