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Upcoming Missions This Year for: Atlas V

NETJun 13 NROL-42

Atlas V 541
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-3
Time TBD

NROL-42 is a classified spacecraft payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launching via a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V in the 541 configuration, indicating the rocket will have five meter fairing, four solid rocket motors, and a single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C engine in the Atlas' Centaur upper stage.

Aug 3 TDRS-M

Atlas V 401
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 8:40 AM EDT (UTC-4)
Window 1 second

NASA's TDRS-M communications and data relay satellite will join the agency's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) which connects ground controllers with the International Space Station and other orbiting satellites. TDRS-M will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket designated AV-075 flying in the 401 configuration - four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters, with a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

NETAug 31 NROL-52

Atlas V 421
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

NROL-52 is a classified spacecraft payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launching via a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V in the 421 configuration, indicating the rocket will have four meter fairing, two solid rocket motors, and a single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C engine in the Atlas' Centaur upper stage.

NETOct 11 AEHF 4

Atlas V 531
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

United Launch Alliance (ULA) will launch the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite for the United States Air Force (USAF). Built by Lockheed Martin, this secure military communications spacecraft will serve U.S. military and allied forces. The satellite will launch aboard ULA's Atlas V in the 531 configuration: a five-meter fairing, three solid rocket boosters, and a single engine on the Centaur upper stage.

NETNov 9 SBIRS-GEO 4

Atlas V 411
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

ULA's Atlas V rocket will launch the latest Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous (SBIRS) satellite. The spacecraft will serve as part of a early warning missile detection system. The 411 version of the Atlas V uses a four meter fairing, one solid rocket motor, and a single RL10C rocket engine in its Centaur upper stage.

Missions No Earlier Than 2018 for: Atlas V

NETMar AFSPC 11

Atlas V 551
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

The primary payload is an undisclosed military communications satellite for the United States Air Force (USAF). The secondary payload will be the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment (EAGLE) satellite intended to improve the quality of remote sensing satellites' imaging devices.