Lockheed Martin has turned over to the U.S. Navy a satellite designed to help on-the-move users send communication signals to others following a four-month on-orbit evaluation.
The company gave operational control of the second Mobile User Objective System to the Naval Satellite Operations Center along with three ground stations for additional testing prior to a scheduled government commissioning next year, Lockheed said Monday.
Iris Bombelyn, vice president of narrowband communications at Lockheed, said the company plans to support the Navy’s evaluation phase and test all features of the satellite system.
The MUOS-2 system is built with a wideband code division multiple access payload that is designed to provide high-speed data, voice and video signals for global mobile users.
After a government evaluation, the communications satellite system will then be handed over for operational purposes to the U.S. Strategic Command.