Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy have scheduled a Friday launch for the second Mobile User Objective Systems communications satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The MOUS will fly aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Friday morning to be broadcasted live via webcast, Lockheed Martin said Tuesday.
Iris Bombelyn, Lockheed Martin narrowband communications vice president, said the launch is “a proud moment for the MUOS team.”
The MUOS-2 satellite, delivered in May, is the second of a four-satellite constellation that is programmed to reach full operational capability by 2015.
The MUOS satellites have a wideband code division multiple access payload and a hosted legacy UHF payload that is fully compatible with legacy systems.
Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor and system integrator for the MUOS program to provide on-orbit military satellite communication for mobile users.