The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin team has encased the latest Mobile User Objective System satellite within its payload fairing ahead of the scheduled Jan. 20 launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
She added the constellation supports voice and video communications and data exchange between warfighters.
Lockheed added that MUOS payloads are designed to help facilitate ultra-high-frequency narrowband communications.
The company expects to launch MUOS-4 and set up the fourth ground station within 2015 to provide global satellite communications coverage.
As system integrator and prime contractor on the MUOS program, Lockheed’s space systems company works with the Navy’s program executive office for space systems and communications satellite program office.