Atlas V 501 | NROL-39 (USA-247)

Atlas V 501 | NROL-39 (USA-247)

Space Launch Complex 3E
Vandenberg SFB, CA, 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.


NROL-39 (USA-247)

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

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Atlas V 501

Height 58.30 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 3780 kg

Liftoff Thrust 3827 kN

Diameter 3.80 Meters

Mass To LEO 8210 kg

Liftoff Mass 334 Tonnes

Launch Success 7

Consecutive Success 7

Maiden Flight 2010-04-22

Launch Failures 0

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