ULA Atlas V Rocket Carrying MUOS-3 Satellite Launched
On January 21st, the Navy, in partnership with the Air Force, launched the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida. VPSI is proud to be a member of the Navy-Industry team for this significant milestone event. VPSI and our subcontractors employees provide system engineering and technical services for MUOS in the Navy Communications Satellite Program Office within the Program Executive Office Space Systems. MUOS brings cellular network secure and data communications capabilities to the war fighters and also extends legacy UHF satellite communications. Our MUOS associated employees work world-wide supporting the program office in establishing the satellite constellation and ground control stations towards the goal of a fully operational system in 2016.
Photo Credit, www.space.com. Night Launch of ATLAS V Carrying MUOS 3 into space.
According to official US Navy releases, this third satellite is part of the MUOS, which operates like a smartphone network from space, vastly improves secure satellite communications for mobile U.S. forces. Unlike its predecessor system, MUOS provides users a global, on-demand, beyond-line-of-sight capability to transmit and receive high-quality voice and mission data from a high-speed Internet Protocol-based system.
Photo Credit, US Navy, United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket as it lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the MUOS-3 Satellite
Well Done Team VPSI!