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USA 324



The payloads on-board the rocket were the fifth and sixth satellites for the U.S. Space Force’s Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program.

The GSSAP satellites are designed to help the military track and observe objects in geosynchronous orbit more than 22,000 miles (nearly 36,000 kilometers) over the equator. The first four GSSAP satellites launched in pairs on Delta 4 rockets in 2014 and 2016.

Alternate Names

  • 51280
  • GSSAP 5
  • USA324

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2022-01-21
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • United States Air Force Academy (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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