List of Atlas launches (2000–2009)

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Notable missions[edit]

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)[edit]

New Horizons[edit]

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)[edit]

Launch statistics[edit]

Rocket configurations[edit]

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
  •   Atlas IIA
  •   Atlas IIAS
  •   Atlas IIIA
  •   Atlas IIIB
  •   Atlas V 401
  •   Atlas V 411
  •   Atlas V 421
  •   Atlas V 431
  •   Atlas V 501
  •   Atlas V 521
  •   Atlas V 531
  •   Atlas V 551

Launch sites[edit]

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2000
'01
'02
'03
'04
'05
'06
'07
'08
'09
  •   Cape Canaveral SLC-36A
  •   Cape Canaveral SLC-36B
  •   Cape Canaveral SLC-41
  •   Vandenberg SLC-3E

Launch outcomes[edit]

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2000
'01
'02
'03
'04
'05
'06
'07
'08
'09
  •   Success
  •   Partial failure

Launch history[edit]

2000[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
AC-138 January 21, 2000
01:03
Atlas IIA CCAFS SLC-36A USA-148 (DSCS IIIB-8) GTO DoD Success [1]
Military Comsat
AC-158 February 3, 2000
23:30
Atlas IIAS CCAFS SLC-36B Hispasat 1C 3,113 kg GTO Hispasat Success [2]
Comsat
AC-137 May 3, 2000
07:07
Atlas IIA CCAFS SLC-36A GOES-L (GOES-11) 2,217 kg GTO NOAA / NASA Success [3]
Weather satellite
AC-201 May 24, 2000
23:10
Atlas IIIA CCAFS SLC-36B Eutelsat W4 3,190 kg GTO Eutelsat Success [4]
Maiden flight of Atlas III, Comsat
AC-139 June 30, 2000
12:56
Atlas IIA CCAFS SLC-36A TDRS-H (TDRS-8) 3,192 kg GTO NASA Success [5]
Comsat
AC-161 July 14, 2000
05:21
Atlas IIAS CCAFS SLC-36B Echostar 6 3,700 kg GTO Echostar Success [6]
Comsat
AC-140 October 20, 2000
00:40
Atlas IIA CCAFS SLC-36A USA-153 (DSCS IIIB-11) GTO DoD Success [7]
Military Comsat
AC-157 December 6, 2000
02:47
Atlas IIAS CCAFS SLC-36A USA-155 (NROL-10/SDS) GTO NROL Success [8]
"Great Bear", Military Comsat

2001[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
AC-156 June 19, 2001
04:41:02
Atlas IIAS CCAFS SLC-36B ICO F2 MEO Success [9]
Comsat
AC-142 July 23, 2001
07:23
Atlas IIA CCAFS SLC-36A GOES-M (GOES-12) 2,279 kg GTO NOAA / NASA Success [10]
Weather satellite
AC-160 September 9, 2001
15:25:05
Atlas IIAS VAFB SLC-3E USA-160 (NROL-13/NOSS) LEO US NRO / US Navy Success [11]
"Gemini", ELINT
AC-162 October 11, 2001
02:32
Atlas IIAS CCAFS SLC-36B USA-162 (NROL-12/SDS) GTO US NRO Success [12]
"Aquila", Military Comsat

2002[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
AC-204 February 21, 2002
12:43:00
Atlas IIIB CCAFS SLC-36B Echostar 7 GTO Success [13]
Comsat
AC-143 March 8, 2002
22:59
Atlas IIA CCAFS SLC-36A TDRS-I (TDRS-9) 3,180 kg GTO NASA Success [14]
Comsat
AV-001 August 21, 2002
22:05:00
Atlas V 401 CCAFS SLC-41 Hot Bird 6 3,905 kg GTO Eutelsat Success [15]
First Atlas V launch, Commercial comsat
AC-159 September 18, 2002
22:04
Atlas IIAS CCAFS SLC-36A Hispasat 1D GTO Success [16]
Comsat
AC-144 December 5, 2002
02:42
Atlas IIA CCAFS SLC-36A TDRS-J (TDRS-10) 3,180 kg GTO NASA Success [17]
Final Atlas IIA Launch, Comsat

2003[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
AC-205 April 12, 2003
00:47
Atlas IIIB CCAFS SLC-36B Asiasat 4 GTO Success [18]
Comsat
AV-002 May 14, 2003
22:10
Atlas V 401 CCAFS SLC-41 HellasSat-2 GTO Success [19]
Commercial comsat
AV-003 July 17, 2003
23:45
Atlas V 521 CCAFS SLC-41 Rainbow 1 GTO Success [20]
First Atlas V 500 launch, Commercial comsat
AC-164 December 2, 2003
10:04
Atlas IIAS VAFB SLC-3E USA-173 (NROL-18/NOSS) LEO Success [21]
"Libra", ELINT
AC-203 December 18, 2003
02:30
Atlas IIIB CCAFS SLC-36B USA-174 (UHF F-11) GTO Success [22]
Military Comsat

2004[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
AC-165 February 5, 2004
23:46
Atlas IIAS CCAFS SLC-36A AMC-10 GTO Success [23]
Comsat
AC-202 March 13, 2004
05:40
Atlas IIIA CCAFS SLC-36B MBSAT-1 GTO Success [24]
Comsat
AC-163 April 16, 2004
00:45
Atlas IIAS CCAFS SLC-36A Superbird 6 GTO Success [25]
Comsat
AC-166 May 19, 2004
22:22
Atlas IIAS CCAFS SLC-36B AMC-11 GTO Success [26]
Comsat
AC-167 August 31, 2004
23:17
Atlas IIAS CCAFS SLC-36A USA-179 (NROL-1/SDS) Molniya Success [27]
"Nemesis", final flight of Atlas II, Military Comsat
AV-005 December 17, 2004
12:07:00
Atlas V 521 CCAFS SLC-41 AMC-16 GTO Success [28]
Commercial comsat

2005[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
AC-206 February 3, 2005
07:41
Atlas IIIB CCAFS SLC-36B USA-181 (NROL-23/NOSS) LEO Success [29]
"Canis Minor", final flight of Atlas III, ELINT
AV-004 March 11, 2005
21:42
Atlas V 431 CCAFS SLC-41 Inmarsat-4 F1 GTO Success [30]
First Atlas V 431, Commercial comsat
AV-007 August 12, 2005
11:43:00
Atlas V 401 CCAFS SLC-41 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Heliocentric NASA Success [31]
First Atlas V launch for NASA, Mars orbiter

2006[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
AV-010 January 19, 2006
19:00:00
Atlas V 551/Star-48B CCAFS SLC-41 New Horizons Solar Escape NASA Success [32]
First 551 & Atlas V with third stage; Flew by Pluto on July 14, 2015, First probe ever launched directly into an interstellar trajectory, Pluto and Kuiper Belt probe
AV-008 April 20, 2006
20:27:00
Atlas V 411 CCAFS SLC-41 Astra 1KR GTO Success [33]
First 411, final Atlas launch for ILS, Commercial comsat

2007[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
AV-013 March 9, 2007
03:10
Atlas V 401 CCAFS SLC-41 STP-1, FalconSAT-3, etc. LEO USAF Success [34]
First Atlas launch for United Launch Alliance, 6 military research satellites
AV-009 June 15, 2007
15:11
Atlas V 401 CCAFS SLC-41 USA-194 (NROL-30/NOSS-3) LEO Partial failure [35]
First Atlas V flight for the NRO. Premature cutoff of Centaur upper stage.
Both satellites placed in intended orbits under their own power, at cost of operational lifespan. 2 NRO Reconnaissance satellites
AV-011 October 11, 2007
00:22
Atlas V 421 CCAFS SLC-41 USA-195 (WGS-1) GTO USAF Success [36]
First Atlas V 421, Military comsat
AV-015 December 10, 2007
22:05
Atlas V 401 CCAFS SLC-41 USA-198 (NROL-24/SDS) Molniya[verification needed] Success [37]
Communications satellite

2008[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
AV-006 March 13, 2008
10:02
Atlas V 411 VAFB SLC-3E USA-200 (NROL-28) Molniya US NRO Success [38]
First Atlas V launch from Vandenberg, Reconnaissance satellite
AV-014 April 14, 2008
20:12:00
Atlas V 421 CCAFS SLC-41 ICO G1 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], Commercial comsat

2009[edit]

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
AV-016 April 4, 2009
00:31
Atlas V 421 CCAFS SLC-41 USA-204 (WGS-2) GTO Success [40]
Military comsat
AV-020 June 18, 2009, 17:32 Atlas V 401 CCAFS SLC-41 LRO/LCROSS HEO Success [41]
Centaur impacted the Moon in support of LCROSS observations, Lunar exploration
AV-018 September 8, 2009, 21:35 Atlas V 401 CCAFS SLC-41 USA-207 (PAN) GTO Success [42]
Military comsat[43]
AV-017 October 18, 2009, 16:12 [44] Atlas V 401 VAFB SLC-3E USA-210 (DMSP-5D3 F18) LEO/S Success[45]
600th Atlas launch[46], Military weather satellite
AV-024 November 23, 2009, 06:55 Atlas V 431 CCAFS SLC-41 Intelsat 14 GTO Success [47]
Commercial comsat

Photo gallery[edit]

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