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Past Missions This Year for: Atlas V

Jan 19 SBIRS-GEO 4

Atlas V 411
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 7:48 PM EST / 2018-01-20 00:48:00Z
Window 40 minutes

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.

Mar 1 GOES-S

Atlas V 541
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 5:02 PM EST / 2018-03-01 22:02:00Z
Window 2 hours

GOES-S is the second of four next-generation geostationary weather satellites, called the GOES-R series, and will provide a major improvement in weather observation capabilities leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and warnings.

Apr 14 AFSPC 11

Atlas V 551
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 7:13 PM EDT / 2018-04-14 23:13:00Z
Window 4 hours

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. Delayed from April 12.

May 5 InSight and Mars Cube One

Atlas V 401
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-3
Time 4:05 AM PDT / 2018-05-05 11:05:00Z
Window 2 hours

NASA's next mission to Mars, the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) was slated to launch in 2016. The mission will now take place no earlier than May 2018.