Tag Archives: MUOS-5

Lockheed Hands Over 5th MUOS Satellite to Navy

The U.S. Navy has assumed full operational control of the fifth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System satellite. Lockheed said Thursday the Naval Satellite Operations Center took control of MUOS-5 on Oct. 11 following the satellite’s on-orbit test and the delivery of equipment needed for satellite operations. The MUOS constellation of five satellites is …

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Harris Antenna Reflector Pair Deployed on Fifth Navy MUOS Satellite

A pair of Harris-made unfurlable mesh antenna reflectors deployed Oct. 30 on board the fifth U.S. Navy Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin. Harris said Tuesday the antennas are the ninth and tenth reflectors the company developed for the military branch’s MUOS constellation to support new satellite functions and legacy operations. Last week, Lockheed announced it …

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Lockheed to Start On-Orbit Test of 5th MUOS Satellite; Mark Woempner Comments

Lockheed Martin is ready to begin pre-operational testing of the Mobile User Objective System constellation’s fifth satellite after the spacecraft reached geosynchronous orbit and deployed its solar arrays and antennas last week. Lockheed said Friday it will conduct on-orbit MOUS-5 tests before the company hands over operations to the U.S. Navy for additional evaluation …

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Navy Explores Options to Continue MUOS-5 Satellite Transfer Process

The U.S. Navy will consider alternate orbit adjustment options, calculate mission impact and investigate options to address a propulsion system failure that occurred on the service branch’s communications satellite launch, Space News reported Tuesday. Mike Gruss writes the fifth Lockheed Martin-developed Mobile User Objective System has not transferred to geosynchronous orbit as a …

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Navy Launches Lockheed-Built MUOS-5 to Complete Communications Satellite Constellation; Mark Woempner Comments

The U.S. Navy’s ground control facility established communications with a Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System satellite after the satellite launched Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. MUOS-5 took off onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket as the fifth and final satellite to complete …

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Fifth Lockheed-Built MUOS Satellite Set to Launch Friday; Mark Woempner Comments

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy are scheduled to launch a fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite Friday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida onboard United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket. The launch of MUOS-5 will complete a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations designed to provide near-global communications coverage for mobile military …

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Tropical Storm Delays Lockheed-Built MUOS-4 Satellite Launch

The launch of a new Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System satellite has been moved to Wednesday due to tropical storm Erika, SpaceFlight Insider reported Monday. Lockheed said Friday MUOS-4 will join the other three satellites in the U.S. Navy’s communications satellite network that works to provide video, data and voice capabilities for mobile uniformed personnel …

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