Atlas V 501 | Project Kuiper (Atlas V #1/Demo Mission)

United Launch Alliance | Atlas V 501 | Project Kuiper (Atlas V #1/Demo Mission)

United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch a Atlas V 501 rocket as part of the Project Kuiper (Atlas V #1/Demo Mission) mission. The launch is scheduled on 12/31/2023 00:00 UTC for the Communications mission launching from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA. The status of the launch is Date/Time TBD. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Atlas V 501 and experience the excitement for yourself.

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Mission: Project Kuiper (Atlas V #1/Demo Mission)

This launch will probably launch 2 KuiperSat demonstration satellites to 500 km altitude, 30 degree inclination orbit. They were previously scheduled on the 1st Vulcan launch.

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.

Rocket: Atlas V 501

Atlas V with 5m Fairing, 0 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

Agency: 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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