Evolved Expendable Launch Operations at Cape Canaveral 2002-2009 - EELV Atlas V and Delta IV Rockets, Launch Operations, Commercial, Civil, and Military Space Operations, Complex 41
This study addresses ATLAS V and DELTA IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) operations at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It features all the EELV missions launched from the Cape through the end of Calendar Year (CY) 2009. More
This study addresses ATLAS V and DELTA IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) operations at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It features all the EELV missions launched from the Cape through the end of Calendar Year (CY) 2009. In addition, the first chapter provides an overview of the EELV effort in the 1990s, summaries of EELV contracts and requests for facilities at Cape Canaveral, deactivation and/or reconstruction of launch complexes 37 and 41 to support EELV operations, typical EELV flight profiles, and military supervision of EELV space operations.
The lion's share of this work highlights EELV launch campaigns and the outcome of each flight through the end of 2009. To avoid confusion, ATLAS V missions are presented in Chapter II, and DELTA IV missions appear in Chapter III. Furthermore, missions are placed in three categories within each chapter: 1) commercial, 2) civilian agency, and 3) military space operations. All EELV customers employ commercial launch contractors to put their respective payloads into orbit. Consequently, the type of agency sponsoring a payload (the Air Force, NASA, NOAA or a commercial satellite company) determines where its mission summary is placed.
CHAPTER I - EELV PROGRAM OVERVIEW * Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Contracts and Requests for Facilities * Deactivation of Complex 41 and Construction for ATLAS V * DELTA IV Program Developments on Complex 37 and Related Sites * ATLAS V and DELTA IV Flight Profiles * Military Supervision of ATLAS V and DELTA IV Space Operations * CHAPTER II - ATLAS V LAUNCH OPERATIONS * ATLAS V Commercial Space Operations * ATLAS V (EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 6), AV-001, 21 August 2002 * ATLAS V (HELLAS-SAT), AV-002, 13 May 2003 * ATLAS V (RAINBOW-1), AV-003, 17 July 2003 * ATLAS V (AMC-16), AV-005, 17 December 2004 * ATLAS V (INMARSAT-4), AV-004, 11 March 2005 * ATLAS V (ASTRA 1KR), AV-008, 20 April 2006 * ATLAS V (ICO-G1), AV-014, 14 April 2008 * ATLAS V (INTELSAT-14), AV-024, 23 November 2009 * ATLAS V Civil Space Operations * ATLAS V (MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER), AV-007, 12 August 2005 * ATLAS V (PLUTO NEW HORIZONS), AV-010, 19 January 2006 * ATLAS V (LRO/LCROSS), AV-020, 18 June 2009 * ATLAS V Military Space Operations * ATLAS V (STP-1), AV-013, 9 March 2007 * ATLAS V (NROL-30), AV-009, 15 June 2007 * ATLAS V (WGS-2 [F1]), AV-011, 11 October 2007 * ATLAS V (NROL-24), AV-015, 10 December 2007 * ATLAS V (WGS-2), AV-016, 4 April 2009 * An Additional U.S. Government ATLAS V Mission * ATLAS V (PAN), AV-018, 8 September 2009 * CHAPTER III - DELTA IV LAUNCH OPERATIONS * DELTA IV Commercial Space Operations * DELTA IV Medium-Plus (4,2) [EUTELSAT W5], 20 November 2002 * DELTA IV Civil Space Operations * DELTA IV Medium-Plus (4,2) [GOES-N], 24 May 2006 * DELTA IV Medium-Plus (4,2) [GOES-O], 27 June 2009 * DELTA IV Military Space Operations * DELTA IV Medium (DSCS III-A3), 11 March 2003 * DELTA IV Medium (DSCS III-B6), 29 August 2003 * DELTA IV Heavy Demo, 21 December 2004 * DELTA IV Heavy (DSP-23), 11 November 2007 * DELTA IV Heavy (NROL-26), 18 January 2009 * DELTA IV Medium-Plus (5,4) [WGS-3], 6 December 2009