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News Archive / Tagged: United States Navy

  • U.S. Navy accepts control of MUOS-5

    Paul KnightlyNovember 30th, 2017

    The Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) has accepted operational control of MUOS-5 from Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy’s Communications Satellite Program Office.

  • MUOS-5 encounters anomaly while raising orbit

    Derek RichardsonJuly 8th, 2016

    An anomaly has temporarily halted the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite from reaching its targeted geostationary orbit (GEO), according a statement from the United States Navy. The announcement comes just two weeks after the craft was launched atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.

  • Atlas V successfully launches MUOS-5

    Bart LeahyJune 24th, 2016

    On a sunny, sticky day at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41), the United Launch Alliance (ULA) celebrated its seventh flight of the Atlas V 551 (the 63rd Atlas V mission overall) with the successful launch of the U.S. Navy’s fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite.

  • U.S. Navy accepts fourth MUOS satellite

    Jason RhianDecember 8th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Three months after the launch of the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System 4 (MUOS-4) satellite atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket, it was announced on Nov. 30 that the Navy had accepted the Lockheed Martin-produced spacecraft after the successful completion of on-orbit testing.

  • Fantastic Four: Most powerful version of Atlas V sends MUOS-4 aloft

    Jason RhianSeptember 2nd, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Residents along Florida's Space Coast were provided with a special 'wake up call' this morning, when at 6:07 a.m. EDT at the very opening of a launch window that extended some 44 minutes. As is so often the case with Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA ) – they did not need it.

  • 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.