Vector Planning & Services, Inc. (VPSI) is pleased to congratulate the U.S. Navy – Industry Team for the fifth Mobile User Objective Systems (MUOS) communications satellite achievement of an operational orbit and deployment of the satellite arrays and antennas.The Navy announced on November 3 that the satellite will undergo on-orbit testing for acceptance into the five-satellite MUOS constellation.
VPSI has supported this milestone as the Systems Engineering Support Services contractor to the Program Executive Office Space Systems and the Navy Communications Satellite Program Office. Built by Lockheed Martin, MUOS provides narrowband ultra-high frequency (UHF) satellite communications with two payloads, one for legacy UHF satellite communications and the other a technology leading use of a Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) waveform to provide the warfighter more mobile, higher data rate, and improved operational available communications. VPSI’s Team of employees and subcontractors has supported the MUOS program since its inception and continue to provide systems engineering program excellence through test, operation, and sustainment of the MUOS space and ground systems.
VPSI’s CEO, VADM Paul Ilg USN (Ret), said “Completing the MUOS constellation of four operational and one in-orbit spare satellites marks the beginning of an era of providing warfighters with mobile communications similar to those we’ve come to expect in our daily lives; always there, voice and data, with ever increasing capabilities. We are very pleased and proud of our Team’s employees for being a part of this success.”