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Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed MUOS-3 to Expand Navy Satellite Comms Coverage

Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed MUOS-3 to Expand Navy Satellite Comms Coverage - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Iris Bombelyn
Iris Bombelyn
Iris Bombelyn

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.

Iris Bombelyn, vice president of narrowband communications at Lockheed, said Friday the MUOS-3 satellite will work to expand the coverage of the MUOS mobile satellite communications network.

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.

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