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Atlas 5



The Atlas V family is designed to lift payloads up to nearly 8700 kg to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). It was developed both for ILS commercial missions and to meet the U.S. Air Force requirements for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV).

Atlas V launch vehicles have a structurally stable booster stage powered by the Russian-built RD-180 engine system, the first variable-thrust main engine to power a U.S. expendable launch vehicle (was flight-proven by AC201 in May 2000). The structurally stable booster stage also has provisions for the addition of between one and five strap-on solid rocket boosters. The Atlas CCB (Common Core Booster) is 3.80-meter diameter and 32-m long stage. In Jul 2018, the RD-180 engines were certified for manned flights by NASA and USAF.

The Atlas V is to ultimately replace all current versions of Atlas and Titan launch systems in operation.

The Vehicle designator has 3 figures: The first one is the usage fairing diameter (4 or 5 m), the second is the number of solid boosters attached (0 to 5) and the third figure is the number of Centaur engines (1 or 2).

In 2019 a new GEM 63 strap-on booster motor should make its start, followed later by the GEM 63XL.

Atlas 5 launches


# Launch id Payload Launch Date Site Type Status/Comment (orbit in perigee x apogee x inclination x period)
1, AV001 02038 Hotbird 6 21 Aug 2002 at 22:05 UT C 41A 401 314.9 x 45863 km x 17.57°
2, AV002 03020 Hellas Sat 2 13 May 2003 at 22.10 UT C 41A 401 312 x 85457 km x 17°
3, AV003 03033 Rainbow 1 17 Jul 2003 at 23:45 UT C 41A 521 5-m payload fairing
3790 x 35843 km x 17.54°
4, AV005 04048 GE 16 17 Dec 2004 at 12:07 UT C 41A 521 4798 x 35786 km x 18.02°
5, AV004 05009 Inmarsat 4F1 11 Mar 2005 at 21:42 UT C 41A 431 440 x 90497 km x 20.83°
6, AV007 05029 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter 12 Aug 2005 at 11:43 UT 401 payload: 2180 kg
7, AV010 06001 New Horizons 19 Jan 2006 at 19:00 UT C 41 551 Pluto probe
8, AV008 06012 Astra 1KR 20 Apr 2006 at 20:27 UT C 41 411 6470 x 36240 km x 23.8°
9, AV013 07006 A: Orbital Express Astro
B: MidStar 1
C: Orbital Express Nextsat
D: STPSat
E: FalconSat 3
F: CFESat
9 Mar 2007 at 05:10 UT C 41 401  
10, AV009 07027 USA 194 15 Jun 2007 at 15:12 UT C 41 401 Partial failure: premature top stage shutdown on second burn, due to an hydrogen propellant valve
11, AV011 07046 WGS SV 1 11 Oct 2007 at 00:22 UT C 41 421  
12, AV015 07060 USA 198 10 Dec 2007 at 22:05 UT C 41 401  
13, AV006 08010 USA 200 13 Mar 2008 at 10:02 UT V 3E 411  
14, AV014 08016 ICO G1 14 Apr 2008 at 20:12 UT C 41 421 record 6634 kg payload
15, AV016 09017 WGS SV 2 04 Apr 2009 at 00:31 UT C 41 421  
16, AV020 09031 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)
18 Jun 2009 at 21:32 UT C 41 401 Non-Earth orbit
17, AV018 09047 USA 207 8 Sep 2009 at 21:35 UT C 41 401  
18, AV017 09057 DMSP B5D3-4 18 Oct 2009 at 16:12 UT V 3E 401 Was used to test solar orbit injection after satellite delivery.
19, AV024 09064 Intelsat 14 23 Nov 2009 at 06:55 UT C 41 431  
20, AV021 10005 SDO 11 Feb 2010 at 15:23 UT C 41 401 2480 x 35369 km x 28.6°
21, AV12 10015 USA 212 22 Apr 2010 at 23:52 UT 501  
22, AV19 10039 AEHF 1 14 Aug 2010 at 11:07 UT C 41 531  
23, AV25 10046 USA 215 21 Sep 2010 at 04:03 UT V 3E 501  
24, AV26 11010 USA 226 5 Mar 2011 at 22:46 UT C 41 501  
25, AV27 11014 USA 229 15 Apr 2011 at 04:24 UT V 3E 411  
26, AV22 11019 SBIRS GEO 1 07 May 2011 at 18:10 UT C 41 401  
27, AV29 11040 Juno 05 Aug 2011 at 16:25 UT 551 Non-Earth orbit
28, AV28 11070 Mars Science Laboratory 26 Nov 2011 at 15:02 UT 541 Mars Probe
29, AV30 12009 Muos 1 24 Feb 2012 at 22:15 UT 551  
30, AV31 12019 AEHF 2 4 May 2012 at 18:42 UT 531  
31, AV23 12033 USA 236 20 Jun 2012 at 12:28 UT 401  
32, AV32 12046 A: RBSP A
B: RBSP B
30 Aug 2012 at 08:05 UT 401  
33, AV33 12048 A: USA 238
B: SMDC-ONE 1.2
C: Aeneas
D: Csswe
E: Cxbn
F: Polysat CP5
G: Cinema
H: Re
J: SMDC-ONE 1.1
K: Aerocube 4.5A
L: Aerocube 4.5B
M: Aerocube 4
OUTSat
13 Sep 2012 at 21:39 UT 401 OUTSat remained attached to the upper stage
34, AV34 12071 USA 240 11 Dec 2012 C 41 501  
35, AV36 13004 TDRS 11 31 Jan 2013 at 01:28 UT C 41 401  
36, AV35 13008 Landsat 8 11 Feb 2013 at 18:02 UT V 3E 401  
37, AV37 13011 SBIRS GEO 2 19 Mar 2013 at 21:21 UT C 41 401  
38, AV39 13023 GPS BIIF-04 15 May 2013 at 21:38 UT C 41 401  
39, AV40 13036 Muos 2 19 Jul 2013 at 13:00 UT 551  
40, AV41 13050 AEHF 3 18 Sep 2013 at 08:10 UT 531  
41, AV38 13063 Maven 18 Nov 2013 at 18:28 UT 401 Mars probe
42, AV42 13072 A: USA 247
B: Firebird 1
C: Firebird 2
D: Aerocube 5A
E: Aerocube 5B
F: Alice
G: SMDC Snap 3
H: Mcubed 2
J: Cunysat 1
K: Polysat CP8
L: SMDC One 2.4
M: Tacsat 6
N: SMDC One 2.3
6 Dec 2013 at 7:14 UT V 3E 501  
43, AV43 14004 TDRS 12 24 Jan 2014 at 02:33 UT 401  
44, AV44 14015 DMSP B5D3-5 3 Apr 2014 at 14:46 UT 401  
45, AV45 14020 USA 250 10 Apr 2014 at 17:45 UT 541  
46, AV46 14027 USA 252 22 May 2014 at 13:09 UT 401  
47, AV48 14045 GPS BIIF-07 2 Aug 2014 at 03:23 UT 401  
48, AV47 14048 Worldview 3 13 Aug 2014 at 18:30 UT 401  
49, AV49 14055 USA 257 17 Sep 2014 at 00:01 UT 401 11800x36000 km?
50, AV50 14068 GPS BIIF 08 29 Oct 2014 at 17:21 UT 401  
51, AV51 14081 USA 259 13 Dec 2014 at 03:19 UT 541  
52, AV52 15002 Muos 3 21 Jan 2015 at 01:04 UT 551  
53, AV53 15011 A: MMS 1
B: MMS 2
C: MMS 3
D: MMS 4
13 Mar 2015 at 02:44 UT 421  
54, AV54 15025 A: USA 261
B: USS Langley
C: Opticube 01
D: Psat 1
E: Bricsat P
F: Opticube 02
G: Gearrs 2
H: Opticube 03
J: Aerocube 8A
K: Aerocube 8B
L: Lightsail A
20 May 2015 at 15:05 UT 501  
55, AV55 15033 GPS BIIF 10 15 Jul 2015 at 15:46 UT 401  
56, AV56 15043 Muos 4 2 Sep 2015 at 10:18 UT 551  
57, AV57 15056 Mexsat 2 2 Oct 2015 at 10:28 UT 421  
58, AV58 15058 A: USA 264
B: Aerocube 5C
C: Aerocube 7A
D: Fox 1
E: Bisonsat
F: Arc 1
G: Snap-3 Alice
H: Lmrst-sat
J: Snap-3 eddie
K: Propcube 3
L: Sinod-d 1
M: Snap-3 jimi
N: Propcube 1
P: Sinod-d 3
8 Oct 2015 at 12:49 UT 401  
59, AV60 15062 GPS BIIF 11 31 Oct 2015 at 16:13 UT 401  
60, AV61 15072 Cygnus CRS4
contains multiple micro-satellites to be launched from ISS
6 Dec 2015 at 21:44 UT 401 Heaviest payload to launch on this rocket (8 tons)
61, AV57 16007 GPS BIIF-12 5 Feb 2016 at 13:38 UT 401  
62, AV64 16019 Cygnus CRS6
contains multiple micro-satellites to be launched from ISS
23 Mar 2016 401 First stage premature shutdown caused by faulty control valve
63, AV63 16041 Muos 5 24 Jun 2016 at 14:30 UT 551  
64, AV65 16047 USA 269 28 jul 2016 at 12:37 UT 421  
65, AV67 16055 OSIRIS-REx 8 Sep 2016 at 23:05 UT 411 Space probe
66, AV62 16067 A: Orbview 6 / Worldview 4
Aerocube 8C
Aerocube 8D
Ravan
Celtee 1
Opticube 4
Prometheus 2.1
Prometheus 2.2
11 Nov 2016 at 18:30 UT 401  
67, AV69 16071 Goes 16 19 Nov 2016 at 23:42 UT 541  
68, AV71 16079 Echostar 19 18 Dec 2016 at 19:13 UT 431  
69, AV66 17004 SBIRS GEO 3 21 Jan 2017 at 00:42 UT 401  
70, AV68 17011 USA 274 1 Mar 2017 at 17:50 UT 401 1120 km x 63°
71, AV70 17019 Cygnus CRS7
contains 38 micro-satellites to be launched from ISS, including 28 cubesats QB50 mission
18 Apr 2017 at 15:11 UT 401  
72, AV74 17047 TDRS 13 18 Aug 2017 at 12:29 UT 401  
73, AV72 17056 USA 278 24 Sep 2017 at 05:49 UT 541  
74, AV75 17066 USA 279 15 Oct 2017 at 07:28 UT 421  
75, AV76 18009 SBIRS GEO 4 20 Jan 2018 at 00:48 UT 411  
76, AV77 18022 Goes 17 1 Mar 2018 at 22:02 UT 541  
77, AV79 18036 A: USA 283
B: USA 284
USA 285
USA 286sat_usa_286
USA 287sat_usa_287
14 Apr 2018 at 23:13 UT 551  
78, AV78 18042 A: InSight (Discovery 12)
B: MarCO A
C: MarCO B
5 May 2018 at 13:05 UT V 3E 401 Heliocentric orbits to Mars
79, AV73 18079 AEHF 4 17 Oct 2018 at 04:15 UT 551  

Note: In the launch site column C stands for Cape Canaveral, V for Vandenberg and may be followed by the launch pad number.

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