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Atlas V to Launch AFSPC-5 for the Air Force

ULA Atlas V AFSPC-5 Mission ArtworkRocket/Payload:
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 501 will launch the AFSPC-5 mission for the U.S. Air Force.

Date/Site/Launch Time: Wednesday, May 6, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mission Description: This mission will be launched in support of the national defense.

Launch Notes: AFSPC-5 marks ULA’s 96th mission since the company was founded in 2006 and the fifth ULA launch of 2015. AFSPC-5 also will be the 54th Atlas V launch since the vehicle’s inaugural mission in 2002.

Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates to the launch countdown, dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at, and

Go Atlas! Go Centaur! Go AFSPC-5!



March 12, 2015: An Atlas V 421 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41 carrying NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission.