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Fact sheet: Atlas 5 rocket to launch the NROL-52 mission (updated)

12 Oct 2017, 22:51 UTC
Fact sheet: Atlas 5 rocket to launch the NROL-52 mission (updated)
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*** AV-075/NROL-52 launch fact sheet ***

Payload: CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY PAYLOAD
NRO geosynchronous communications satellite
Relays imagery and intelligence from LEO craft

Launch Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Target
Launch Time: 3:31 a.m. EDT
0731 GMT

Launch Period: 90 minutes
3:00-4:30 a.m. EDT
0700-0830 GMT

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Space Launch Complex 41

Customer: National Reconnaissance Office
Launch Enterprise Directorate, Air Force's
Space and Missile Systems Center

Launch Services
Provider: United Launch Alliance, Centennial, Colorado

Launch Vehicle: Atlas 5 designated AV-075
421 configuration
Weight at liftoff: 950,000 pounds
Thrust at liftoff: 1.6 million pounds
Height: 194 feet (59 m)

Common Core Booster with RD-180 engine
73,800 gallons RP-1 kerosene and liquid oxygen
Thrust: 860,300 pounds

Two side-mounted solid-fuel rocket boosters
World's largest monolithic SRB
Thrust: 380,000 pounds each

Centaur upper stage with RL10C-1 engine
16,450 gallons liquid hydrogen and oxygen
Thrust: 23,300 pounds

Extra Extended Payload Fairing
14-foot-dia., 45-foot-tall aluminum shroud

Construction: Atlas stage and Centaur upper stage built by
United Launch Alliance in Decatur, Alabama
Fairing manufactured ...

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