Atlas V 551 | Project Kuiper (Atlas V #7)

Atlas V 551 | Project Kuiper (Atlas V #7)

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.


Project Kuiper (Atlas V #7)

Project Kuiper is a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit that will offer broadband internet access, this constellation will be managed by Kuiper Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon. This constellation is planned to be composed of 3,276 satellites. The satellites are projected to be placed in 98 orbital planes in three orbital layers, one at 590 km, 610 km and 630 km altitude.

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Atlas V 551

Height 59.70 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 8890 kg

Liftoff Thrust 12269 kN

Diameter 3.80 Meters

Mass To LEO 18850 kg

Liftoff Mass 573 Tonnes

Launch Success 13

Consecutive Success 13

Maiden Flight 2006-01-19

Launch Failures 0



Project Kuiper

Amazon's Kuiper Project is a satellite internet initiative aimed at providing high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity to underserved and remote areas globally. The project involves deploying a constellation of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites to create a satellite internet network capable of delivering reliable internet access.

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