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Primary function: Evolved expendable launch vehicle The Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program was a United States government, primarily a Department of Defense–sponsored effort to develop at least one family of space launch vehicles, that would meet the long term needs of the military and fulfill commercial designed for optimum performance for a wide range of flight profiles, Dimensions: Common booster core length 205 ft., diameter 16 ft. 8 in. Payload capability: Up to 48.260 lbs into low-Earth orbit: 28,120 lbs into geotransfer orbit.
Primary function: Space lift vehicle. Length: 125 ft. 9 in. Diameter: Fairing 9.5 ft.; core 8 ft. Payload: Department of Defense Global Positioning System Global Positioning System: see navigation satellite.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Precise satellite-based navigation and location system originally developed for U.S. military use. ; civil and commercial satellites into low-Earth and near-Earth orbit.
Primary function: Evolved expendable launch vehicle designed to improve space launch operability and standardization. Dimensions: Common core booster Common Core Booster (CCB) is the modular liquid fuelled first stage of the Atlas V expendable launch system. In most configurations a single CCB is used with strap-on solid rocket boosters. For heavier loads three CCBs can be strapped together in the first stage. 12.5 ft. in diameter by 106.6 ft. long. Payload capability: 45,000 lbs. into low earth orbit: 19.000 lbs. into geotransfer orbit.