Atlas 5 (AV-010)

Last modification: January 21, 2005


Atlas 5/551

    Launch date
 Launch window:
 Status:
 January 19, 2006 - 2000 UTC.
 Completed.
 Launch site
 Location:
 Launch complex:
 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Florida, U.S.)
 SLC-41
 Launch vehicle

 Version:
 Upper stage:
 Payload fairing:
 Launch vehicle prime:
 Launch provider:
 Flight number:

 Atlas 5/551
 [Centaur 3/SEC]
 Contraves 500 Short
 Lockheed Martin Space Systems
 International Launch Services (ILS)
 AV-010
 Performance
 Targeted orbit:
 Overall lift-off mass:
 Total payload mass:
 Escape
 
573,160 kg
 2,600 kg (est.,
incl. kick stage)
 Milestones
 Maiden flight of Atlas 5/551.
 One solid booster damaged by Hurricane Wilma had to be replaced.
 Delayed from Jan. 11 for additional inspection of Atlas booster.
 Delayed from Jan. 17 due to high altitude winds.
 Delayed from Jan. 18 due to power shortage at payload mission control after a storm over Maryland.

 

Payload
 Payload designation Launch customer
Launch contract
Launch mass
Launch adapter
  Pluto New Horizons NASA
July 2003 (NLS)
478 kg
  Star 48B kick stage

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