List of Atlas launches (2000–09)

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2000[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2000-01-21
01:03
Atlas IIA AC-138 CCAFS SLC-36A USA-148 (DSCS IIIB-8) Military Comsat GTO Success [1]
2000-02-03
23:30
Atlas IIAS AC-158 CCAFS SLC-36B Hispasat 1C Comsat GTO Success [2]
2000-05-03
07:07
Atlas IIA AC-137 CCAFS SLC-36A GOES-11 (GOES-L) Weather satellite GTO Success [3]
2000-05-24
23:10
Atlas IIIA AC-201 CCAFS SLC-36B Eutelsat W4 Comsat GTO Success [4] Maiden flight of Atlas III
2000-06-30
12:56
Atlas IIA AC-139 CCAFS SLC-36A TDRS-8 (TDRS-H) Comsat GTO Success [5]
2000-07-14
05:21
Atlas IIAS AC-161 CCAFS SLC-36B Echostar 6 Comsat GTO Success [6]
2000-10-20
00:40
Atlas IIA AC-140 CCAFS SLC-36A USA-153 (DSCS IIIB-11) Military Comsat GTO Success [7]
2000-12-06
02:47
Atlas IIAS AC-157 CCAFS SLC-36A USA-155 (NROL-10/SDS) Military Comsat GTO Success [8] "Great Bear"

2001[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2001-06-19
04:41:02
Atlas IIAS AC-156 CCAFS SLC-36B ICO F2 Comsat MEO Success [9]
2001-07-23
07:23
Atlas IIA AC-142 CCAFS SLC-36A GOES-12 (GOES-M) Weather satellite GTO Success [10]
2001-09-08
15:25:05
Atlas IIAS AC-160 VAFB SLC-3E USA-160 (NROL-13/NOSS) ELINT LEO Success [11] "Gemini"
2001-10-11
02:32
Atlas IIAS AC-162 CCAFS SLC-36B USA-162 (NROL-12/SDS) Military Comsat GTO Success [12] "Aquila"

2002[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2002-02-21
12:43:00
Atlas IIIB AC-204 CCAFS SLC-36B Echostar 7 Comsat GTO Success [13]
2002-03-08
22:59
Atlas IIA AC-143 CCAFS SLC-36A TDRS-9 (TDRS-I) Comsat GTO Success [14]
2002-08-21
22:05:00
Atlas V 401 AV-001 CCAFS SLC-41 Hot Bird 6 Commercial comsat GTO Success [15] First Atlas V launch
2002-09-18
22:04
Atlas IIAS AC-159 CCAFS SLC-36A Hispasat 1D Comsat GTO Success [16]
2002-12-05
02:42
Atlas IIA AC-144 CCAFS SLC-36A TDRS-10 (TDRS-J) Comsat GTO Success [17] Final Atlas IIA Launch

2003[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2003-04-12
00:47
Atlas IIIB AC-205 CCAFS SLC-36B Asiasat 4 Comsat GTO Success [18]
2003-05-14
22:10
Atlas V 401 AV-002 CCAFS SLC-41 HellasSat-2 Commercial comsat GTO Success [19]
2003-07-17
23:45
Atlas V 521 AV-003 CCAFS SLC-41 Rainbow 1 Commercial comsat GTO Success [20] First Atlas V 500 launch
2003-12-02
10:04
Atlas IIAS AC-164 VAFB SLC-3E USA-173 (NROL-18/NOSS) ELINT LEO Success [21] "Libra"
2003-12-18
02:30
Atlas IIIB AC-203 CCAFS SLC-36B USA-174 (UHF F-11) Military Comsat GTO Success [22]

2004[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2004-02-05
23:46
Atlas IIAS AC-165 CCAFS SLC-36A AMC-10 Comsat GTO Success [23]
2004-03-13
05:40
Atlas IIIA AC-202 CCAFS SLC-36B MBSAT-1 Comsat GTO Success [24]
2004-04-16
00:45
Atlas IIAS AC-163 CCAFS SLC-36A Superbird 6 Comsat GTO Success [25]
2004-05-19
22:22
Atlas IIAS AC-166 CCAFS SLC-36B AMC-11 Comsat GTO Success [26]
2004-08-31
23:17
Atlas IIAS AC-167 CCAFS SLC-36A USA-179 (NROL-1/SDS) Military Comsat Molniya Success [27] "Nemesis", final flight of Atlas II
2004-12-17
12:07:00
Atlas V 521 AV-005 CCAFS SLC-41 AMC-16 Commercial comsat GTO Success [28]

2005[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2005-02-03
07:41
Atlas IIIB AC-206 CCAFS SLC-36B USA-181 (NROL-23/NOSS) ELINT LEO Success [29] "Canis Minor", final flight of Atlas III
2005-03-11
21:42
Atlas V 431 AV-004 CCAFS SLC-41 Inmarsat-4 F1 Commercial comsat GTO Success [30] First Atlas V 431
2005-08-12
11:43:00
Atlas V 401 AV-007 CCAFS SLC-41 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Mars orbiter Heliocentric Success [31] First Atlas V launch for NASA

2006[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2006-01-19
19:00:00
Atlas V 551/Star-48B AV-010 CCAFS SLC-41 New Horizons Pluto and Kuiper Belt probe Escape Success [32] First 551 & Atlas V with third stage; first probe ever launched directly into an interstellar trajectory
2006-04-20
20:27:00
Atlas V 411 AV-008 CCAFS SLC-41 Astra 1KR Commercial comsat GTO Success [33] First 411, final Atlas launch for ILS

2007[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2007-03-09
03:10
Atlas V 401 AV-013 CCAFS SLC-41 STP-1, FalconSAT-3, etc. 6 military research satellites LEO Success [34] First Atlas launch for United Launch Alliance
2007-06-15
15:11
Atlas V 401 AV-009 CCAFS SLC-41 USA-194 (NROL-30/NOSS-3) 2 NRO Reconnaissance satellites LEO Partial Failure [35] First Atlas V flight for the NRO. Premature cutoff of Centaur upper stage.
2007-10-11
00:22
Atlas V 421 AV-011 CCAFS SLC-41 USA-195 (WGS-1) Military comsat GTO Success [36] First Atlas V 421
2007-12-10
22:05
Atlas V 401 AV-015 CCAFS SLC-41 USA-198 (NROL-24/SDS) Communications satellite Molniya[verification needed] Success [37]

2008[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2008-03-13
10:02
Atlas V 411 AV-006 VAFB SLC-3E USA-200 (NROL-28) Reconnaissance satellite Molniya Success [38] First Atlas V launch from Vandenberg
2008-04-14
20:12:00
Atlas V 421 AV-014 CCAFS SLC-41 ICO G1 Commercial comsat GTO Success [39] Heaviest payload (6,634 kg (14,625 lb)) launched by Atlas until MUOS-1 in 2012; Largest comsat in the world at time of launch until the launch of TerreStar-1 in 2009 (6,910 kg (15,230 lb))[citation needed]

2009[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2009-04-04
00:31
Atlas V 421 AV-016 CCAFS SLC-41 USA-204 (WGS-2) Military comsat GTO Success [40]
2009-06-18, 17:32 Atlas V 401 AV-020 CCAFS SLC-41 LRO/LCROSS Lunar exploration HEO Success [41] Centaur impacted the Moon in support of LCROSS observations
2009-09-08, 21:35 Atlas V 401 AV-018 CCAFS SLC-41 USA-207 (PAN) Military comsat[42] GTO Success [43]
2009-10-18, 16:12 [44] Atlas V 401 AV-017 VAFB SLC-3E USA-210 (DMSP-5D3 F18) Military weather satellite LEO/S Success[45] 600th Atlas launch[46]
2009-11-23, 06:55 Atlas V 431 AV-024 CCAFS SLC-41 Intelsat 14 Commercial comsat GTO Success [47]

Photo gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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