Launch Time
Fri Jul 01, 2022 23:15 UTC


Atlas V 541
Image Credit: ULA
Status: Active
Price: $145.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 10,478 kN
Payload to LEO: 17,410 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,290 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 62.2 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 26.5 m

Mission Details


Wide Field of View (WFOV) is a testbed spacecraft that informs the Next Gen Overhead Persistent Infrared program (OPIR). The Next Gen OPIR program will succeed the Space Based Infrared Systems program and is designed to provide a resilient space-based global missile warning capability against emerging missile and counter-space threats.

Sponsored by Space Systems Command and managed by the NASA Ames Research Center, the mid-sized WFOV spacecraft is based on Millennium’s AQUILA M8 affordable platform series and hosts a transformational OPIR six-degree staring sensor developed under a separate contract by L3Harris Technologies. The WFOV testbed is designed for a 3- to 5-year life with a total mass up to 6,613 lbs (3,000 kg) and a payload accommodation over 771 lbs (350 kg).

WFOV’s primary mission in orbit is to explore future missile warning algorithms with data collected in space.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,000.0 kg
Geosynchronous Orbit

USSF-12 Ring

USSF-12 Ring is a propulsive ESPA used for a classified mission to demonstrate future technology for the Department of Defense.

Payloads: 1
Geosynchronous Orbit


SLC-41, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA



76th orbital launch attempt

United Launch Alliance

151st mission
4th mission of 2022
150th successful mission
146th consecutive successful mission

Atlas V

94th mission
4th mission of 2022
93rd successful mission
84th consecutive successful mission