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Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Launch
January 20, 2015
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 will launch the U.S. Navy’s third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellite Tuesday, January 20, 2015, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move. MUOS will provide military users 10 times more communications capability over existing systems, including simultaneous voice, video and data, leveraging 3G mobile communications technology.
* Launch window: 0043-0127 GMT on Jan. 21 (7:43-8:27 pm EST on Jan. 20)