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  • Lockheed Hands Over 5th MUOS Satellite to Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 designed to deliver ultra-high frequency satellite […] More

  • Lockheed-Built MUOS-5 Delivers Beyond-Line-of-Sight Comms Service to Soldiers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Built MUOS-5 Delivers Beyond-Line-of-Sight Comms Service to Soldiers

    The fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite that Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Navy has begun to provide beyond-line-of-sight communications capability to warfighters with ultra-high frequency radios. Lockheed said Monday the Navy collaborated with the Army Forces Strategic Command to configure the UHF payload of the MUOS-5 satellite to provide UHF narrowband communications services to troops […] More

  • Harris Antenna Reflector Pair Deployed on Fifth Navy MUOS Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 will begin to test MUOS-5 in […] More

  • Lockheed to Start On-Orbit Test of 5th MUOS Satellite; Mark Woempner Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 and commissioning into service. The […] More

  • Navy Explores Options to Continue MUOS-5 Satellite Transfer Process - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 result of a orbit raising propulsion […] More

  • US Navy Halts Transfer Maneuver for Fifth MUOS Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Navy Halts Transfer Maneuver for Fifth MUOS Satellite

    The U.S. Navy has temporarily halted the fifth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System satellite's transfer maneuver to its test location on geosynchronous Earth orbit following discovery of an anomaly in the process. The Navy said Friday its Program Executive Office for Space Systems has moved the satellite into an intermediate orbit from orbital transfer […] More

  • Navy Launches Lockheed-Built MUOS-5 to Complete Communications Satellite Constellation; Mark Woempner Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 the service branch's network constellation, […] More

  • Fifth Lockheed-Built MUOS Satellite Set to Launch Friday; Mark Woempner Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 forces, Lockheed said Wednesday. “MUOS […] More

  • Lockheed Completes Encapsulation Work on Navy MUOS-5 Satellite; Mark Woempner Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Completes Encapsulation Work on Navy MUOS-5 Satellite; Mark Woempner Comments

    Lockheed Martin has completed the encapsulation of a fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite designed for military communications into a launch vehicle fairing platform. MUOS-5 is scheduled to take off June 24 onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket and would be the final satellite to complete the U.S. Navy's network constellation, Lockheed said in […] More

  • Tropical Storm Delays Lockheed-Built MUOS-4 Satellite Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 through an Internet protocol-based platform. […] More

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