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CHIPS Articles: Successful Launch of Navy’s Fifth Mobile User Objective System Satellite

Successful Launch of Navy’s Fifth Mobile User Objective System Satellite
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By U.S. Navy - June 24, 2016
The Navy Communications Satellite Program Office (PMW 146), in partnership with the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the 45th Space Wing, launched the MUOS-5 satellite, an on-orbit spare that will complete the five-satellite MUOS constellation. MUOS provides improved secure satellite communications around the world via an Internet Protocol-based system, equipping tactical and mobile warfighters with cell phone-like capabilities such as crystal-clear voice quality, excellent call completion rates and the ability to use voice and data simultaneously.

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MUOS-5 successfully launched June 24 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Please visit DVIDS to see a playback of the live event.

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