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   Atlas V - Specifications
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Vehicle Overview

Note:  Payload performance and estimated cost provided for information only.   If you are interested in contracting for launch services, we recommend that you contact the service provider directly using the information above.

  GTO Payload*
(27 degree inclination)
GSO Payload*
(0 degree inclination)
Estimated Launch Price Configuration Launch Mass
Atlas V 401 11,000 lb
5,000 kg
--- US $90 M Common Core +
Centaur (1x RL-10A-4-1)
734,850 lb
334,045 kg
Atals V 501 9,000 lb
4,100 kg
1,500 lb
3,300 kg
US $85 M Common Core +
Centaur (1x RL-10A-4-2)
741,165 lb
336,895 kg
Atals V 511 10,800 lb
4,900 kg
3,900 lb
1,750 kg
US $90 M Common Core + 1 SRB +
Centaur (1x RL-10A-4-2)
831,180 lb
377,805 kg
Atlas V 521 13,200 lb
6,000 kg
4,900 lb
2,200 kg
US $95 M Common Core + 2 SRB's +
Centaur (1x RL-10A-4-2)
921,200 lb
418,725 kg
Atlas V 531 15,200 lb
6,900 kg
6,600 lb
3,000 kg
US $100 M Common Core + 3 SRB's +
Centaur (1x RL-10A-4-2)
1,011,220 lb
459,545 kg
Atlas V 541 16,700 lb
7,600 kg
7,500 lb
3,400 kg
US $105 M Common Core + 4 SRB's +
Centaur (1x RL-10A-4-2)
1,101,230 lb
500,365 kg
Atlas V 551 18,080 lb
8,200 kg
8,200 lb
3,750 kg
US $110 M Common Core + 5 SRB's +
Centaur (1x RL-10A-4-2)
1,191,250 lb
541,195 kg
Atlas V Heavy ++ 30,000 lb
13,605 kg
13,000 lb
5,900 kg
US $130 M Common Core + 2 Common Core Boosters + Centaur (1x RL-10A-4-2) 2,120,000 lb
961,451 kg

++  Atlas V Heavy performance and configuration has been estimated.

  ETR Reference Orbit* WTR Reference Orbit* Estimated Launch Price Configuration Launch Mass
Atlas V 402 27,550 lb
12,500 kg
23,700 lb
10,750 kg
US $90 M Common Core +
Centaur (2x RL-10A-4-1)
735,850 lb
334,500 kg
Atals V 502 22,660 lb
10,300 kg
20,000 lb
9,050 kg
US $85 M Common Core +
Centaur (2x RL-10A-4-2)
742,165 lb
337,350 kg
Atals V 512 26,600 lb
12,050 kg
22,500 lb
10,200 kg
US $90 M Common Core + 1 SRB +
Centaur (2x RL-10A-4-2)
832,180 lb
378,260 kg
Atlas V 522 30,800 lb
13,950 kg
26,100 lb
11,800 kg
US $95 M Common Core + 2 SRB's +
Centaur (2x RL-10A-4-2)
922,200 lb
419,180 kg
Atlas V 532 38,000 lb
17,250 kg
32,200 lb
14,600 kg
US $100 M Common Core + 3 SRB's +
Centaur (2x RL-10A-4-2)
1,012,220 lb
460,000 kg
Atlas V 542 41,300 lb
18,750 kg
35,000 lb
15,800 kg
US $105 M Common Core + 4 SRB's +
Centaur (2x RL-10A-4-2)
1,102,230 lb
500,820 kg
Atlas V 552 44,200 lb
20,050 kg
37,400 lb
17,000 kg
US $110 M Common Core + 5 SRB's +
Centaur (2x RL-10A-4-2)
1,192,250 lb
541,650 kg

* Performance values from ILS Atlas V Payload User's Guide

Vehicle Configuration

  Solid Strap-Ons Stage 1
(Common Core)
Stage 2
(Centaur)
Stage 2
(Stretched Centaur)
Length 39 ft
17.7 m
106.2 ft
32.4 m
33.5 ft
10.2 m
38.5 ft
11.7 m
Diameter 3.4 ft
1.55 m
12.5 ft
3.8 m
10 ft
3.0 m
10 ft
3.0 m
Gross Mass 90,000 lb
40,824 kg
683,650 lb
310,045 kg
41,800 lb
18,960 kg
51,200 lb
23,220 kg
Propellant
   Propellant Mass
HTPB
85,300 lb
38,770 kg
LOX / RP
627,000 lb
284,350 kg
LOX / LH2
37,000  lb
16,780 kg
LOX / LH2
45,000  lb
20,410 kg
Engine**
   Thrust
   Isp
Atlas 5 SRB
255,405 lbf SL
1,134 kN SL
275 sec SL
RD-180
860,400 lbf SL
3,820 kN SL
311 sec SL
RL-10A-4-1
22,300 lbf
99,000 N
451 sec
RL-10A-4-2
22,300 lbf
99,000 N
451 sec
Number of Engines 0 - 5 1 1 2
Nominal Burn Time 94 sec 236 sec 894 sec 429 sec

** Note:  Vacuum engine performance unless otherwise specified. 


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