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A classified mission for the US Space Force is called USSF-51. The USSF-51 mission will be launched by an Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance (ULA). March 2024 (UTC) is the current target launch date. USSF-51 is a satellite launch mission that may entail the satellite's deployment for a variety of uses, including communication, reconnaissance, or scientific study.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameUSSF-51
Launch SiteSLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
Launch VehicleAtlas 5
AgencyUnited Launch Alliance
Launch DateJUN 29 2024

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket will launch the USSF-51 mission. The launch date is currently targeted for March, 2024.Atlas V is an expendable launch system in the Atlas rocket family. It was formerly operated by Lockheed Martin and is now operated by United Launch Alliance

Launch Vehicle - Atlas 5

Height58.3 m (191 ft)
Diameter3.81 m (12.5 ft)
Mass590000 Kg (1300000 lb)
Payload To LEO8210–18850 Kg (18100–41560 lb)
Payload To GTO4750–8900 Kg (10470–19620 lb)
Burn Time94 seconds
No Of Booster0 to 5
Nominal Burn Time88.3 seconds
Payload Fairing52.4 m (172 ft) with Starliner