Atlas V 401 | Cygnus CRS OA-7 (S.S. John Glenn)

Atlas V 401 | Cygnus CRS OA-7 (S.S. John Glenn)

Space Launch Complex 41
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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United Launch Alliance

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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Cygnus CRS OA-7 (S.S. John Glenn)

This is the eighth planned flight of the Orbital ATK's unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its seventh flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Orbital ATK named the vehicle after astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and pioneer of human spaceflight.

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Cygnus CRS OA-7


Serial Unknown

Launch Crew Count 0

Status Single Use

Landing Time 2017-06-11T17:08:00+0000


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Atlas V 401


Height 58.30 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 4950 kg

Liftoff Thrust 3827 kN

Diameter 3.80 Meters

Mass To LEO 9050 kg

Liftoff Mass 590 Tonnes


Launch Success 40

Consecutive Success 40

Maiden Flight 2002-08-21

Launch Failures 0


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Commercial Resupply Services

Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) are a series of flights awarded by NASA for the delivery of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station.The first CRS contracts were signed in 2008 and awarded $1.6 billion to SpaceX for twelve cargo Dragon and $1.9 billion to Orbital Sciences for eight Cygnus flights, covering deliveries to 2016. The Falcon 9 and Antares rockets were also developed under the CRS program to deliver cargo spacecraft to the ISS.

International Space Station

The International Space Station programme is tied together by a complex set of legal, political and financial agreements between the sixteen nations involved in the project, governing ownership of the various components, rights to crewing and utilization, and responsibilities for crew rotation and resupply of the International Space Station. It was conceived in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, during the Space Station Freedom project as it was originally called.

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