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USN awaits MUOS-2 launch

17th July 2013 - 16:27 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The second satellite of the five-strong Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) constellation will be launched on 19 July, Lockheed Martin has announced.

Due to lift-off on board a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, the MUOS-2 satellite will complement MUOS-1, which was launched in February 2012 and is currently on geo-stationary orbit.

Three more satellites will be launched annually, culminating in a four-strong satellite constellation with a fifth on orbit as a spare.

Not prepared to disclose geographical coverage of either the first or second satellites, Lockheed Martin’s VP for narrowband communications, Iris

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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