Headlines > News > Atlas V Set to Launch Commercial Intelsat-14 Satellite Nov. 14

Atlas V Set to Launch Commercial Intelsat-14 Satellite Nov. 14

Published by Matt on Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:37 am via: source
Share
More share options
Tools
Tags

Cape Canaveral, Fla., – A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, on behalf of Lockheed Martin Space Launch Services, will launch the commercial Intelsat-14 satellite from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Nov. 14 with a launch window of 12:48 – 2:18 a.m. EST.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V four meter fairing with the Intelsat-14 spacecraft. Credit: ULA

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V four meter fairing with the Intelsat-14 spacecraft. Credit: ULA

If the launch scrubs a day, the window for Nov. 15 will remain the same.

With the launch of Intelsat-14, half of the Atlas V launches will have been commercial missions. The Intelsat-14 spacecraft will provide high-powered video and data services through its 40 C-band and 22 Ku-band payload to customers throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Additionally, Intelsat-14. Additionally, Intlesat-14 hosts a payload for the Internet Router in Space, or IRIS program, for the Department of Defense.

About ULA

On May 2, 2005, The Boeing Company and the Lockheed Martin Corporation announced their intention to form a joint venture called the United Launch Alliance (ULA).

ULA brings together two of the launch industry’s most experienced and successful teams—the Lockheed Martin Atlas and Boeing Delta teams—that have supported America’s presence in space for more than 50 years. Atlas and Delta expendable launch vehicles have carried nearly 850 combined payloads to space ranging from weather, telecommunications and national security satellites that protect and improve life on Earth, to deep space and interplanetary exploration missions that further our knowledge of the universe.

Under ULA, Delta and Atlas rockets will provide safe, cost-efficient, readily available and reliable access to space of U.S. government missions, continuing the tradition of supporting strategic U.S. space initiatives with advanced, robust launch solutions.

ULA is structured as a 50-50 joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

No comments
Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this article!
Leave a reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.
© 2014 The International Space Fellowship, developed by Gabitasoft Interactive. All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy | Terms of Use