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  • U.S. Navy accepts third MUOS communications satellite

    Jason RhianJune 4th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — After successfully being delivered to orbit in late January of this year, the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS 3 ) satellite has recently been taken possession of by the U.S. Navy. On-orbit testing of the spacecraft has been completed and the satellite’s operational period is set to start.

  • ULA launches MUOS-3 satellite to orbit atop Atlas V 551 booster

    Jason RhianJanuary 20th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA ) successfully launched the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellite to orbit atop the most powerful iteration of the company’s Atlas V booster on Jan. 20,2015. The flight lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) in Florida at 8:04 […]

  • United Launch Alliance preps Atlas V 551 for MUOS-3 mission

    Jason RhianJanuary 19th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA ) has the most powerful version of the Atlas V, in its 551 configuration, ready for flight. The payload for the planned Jan. 20 launch is the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3 ) satellite. If everything goes according to plan, MUOS-3 will take to the skies […]

  • Atlas V’s RD-180 integral part of MUOS-3 launch

    Florida TechJanuary 17th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance (ULA ) is currently planning to conduct the first launch of the year on Jan. 20, 2015, from Space Launch Complex-41, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. To deliver the payload to orbit, ULA will use an Atlas V 551 launch vehicle to place the Mobile […]

  • Lockheed Martin opens facility to accelerate MUOS secure radio terminal and government application development

    Press ReleaseDecember 31st, 2014

    With the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS ) expected to achieve global communications coverage next year,Lockheed Martin recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS’ new capabilities into warfighters’ hands faster.