Atlas V 5 Vehicle Overview

A complete overview of the Atlas V 5 launch vehicle, including launch stats, vehicle info and launch locations.

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Atlas V 511 rocket

Basic Info

Name

Atlas V 5

Family

Atlas

Manufacturer

First Launch

17 Jul 2003

Successful Launches

38

Failed Launches

0

Rocket Info (Atlas V 511)

Status

Active

Stages

2

Length

58.3 m

Diameter

3.81 m

Launch Mass

590 tons

Thrust

5,490 kN

Reusability

Not Reusable

Payload Info (Atlas V 511)

LEO Capacity

10,986 kg

GTO Capacity

5,250 kg

Launch Cost

$130M

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 (ULA), a joint venture with Boeing. Each Atlas V rocket uses a Russian-built RD-180 engine burning kerosene and liquid oxygen to power its first stage and an American-built RL10 engine burning liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to power its Centaur upper stage. The RD-180 engines are provided by RD Amross, while Aerojet Rocketdyne provides both the RL10 engines and the strap-on boosters used in some configurations. The 5 versions use a 5m wide fairing.

Launch Sites used by Atlas V 5

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station launch site

Historic U.S. military rocket launch site, pivotal in space exploration and national security.

📍 FL, United States
🚀 971 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Vandenberg SFB

Vandenberg SFB launch site

U.S. Space Force facility in California for spacecraft launches and missile testing.

📍 CA, United States
🚀 785 Launches

Upcoming Launches