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MUOS Status Updates

November 6, 2014
U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin Deliver Third MUOS Secure Communications Satellite for Mobile Warfighters

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin have delivered the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, where it will be prepared for a January 2015 liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Read More

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August 14, 2014
Lockheed Martin Tests MUOS Satellite Capabilities in Arctic Shield 2014

Lockheed Martin tested the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy as part of Arctic Shield 2014.  Engineers traveled aboard the Healy to assess the next- generation narrowband satellite communications system’s capabilities in the Arctic. The MUOS satellites will provide four times the capacity of the entire legacy Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UHF-FO) communications system.  Read More

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January 31, 2014
Lockheed Martin MUOS Satellite Tests Show Extensive Reach in Polar Communications Capability

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated that the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites may help solve communication challenges in the arctic. Now people spread over thousands of square miles could have access to more secure, reliable communications. During company-funded tests, MUOS voice and data signals reached much farther north than previously thought, just 30 miles and 0.5 degrees of latitude shy of the North Pole. Read More

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January 13, 2014
Fifth Lockheed Martin MUOS Secure Communications Satellite Completes Assembly, Enters System Test

The fifth Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S. Navy is entering its first system test faster than the previous build, now that integration is complete. Engineers and technicians recently mated its system module and core to the multi-beam assembly (MBA), which hosts 16 ultra-high frequency (UHF) antennas for distributed, global communications coverage. Read More

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December 2, 2013
U.S. Navy Accepts MUOS-2 Satellite, Ground Stations After Lockheed Martin’s Successful On-Orbit Testing

Lockheed Martin has completed on-orbit testing of the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite and handed over spacecraft operations to the U.S. Navy.  The handover also includes acceptance of three MUOS ground stations that will relay voice and high-speed data signals for mobile users worldwide. Read More

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July 19, 2013
New Military Communications Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin Launches Successfully

The second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the U.S. Navy is responding to commands after being launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Lockheed Martin-led initialization team is now commanding the satellite from the Naval Satellite Operations Center located at the Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif. Read More

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May 13, 2013
U.S. Navy And Lockheed Martin Deliver Nation’s Newest Secure Communications Satellite For Mobile Users

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin have delivered the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a July liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Read More

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April 18, 2013
First MUOS Satellite Data Call Shows Secure Smartphone Capabilities Can Be Delivered to the Most Isolated Locations

MUOS accomplished its first secure data and voice call using its on-orbit satellite and associated ground stations. It was an important proof point for MUOS, which is the only military satellite communications program that can provide secure voice and data capability on the move. Two AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios successfully completed a secure radio-to-radio voice and data “call” through the MUOS satellite network, as part of a scheduled MUOS end-to-end system demonstration. The radios are the first of over 20,000 existing terminals that can connect to the satellite system. Read more

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April 9, 2013
Fourth Lockheed Martin MUOS Satellite Entering System Test as Communication Module and Multi-Beam Antenna Installed

Lockheed Martin has integrated two of the most important components onto its fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S. Navy. Recently engineers mated the multi-beam assembly, which hosts 16 ultra-high frequency (UHF) antennas for distributed, global communications coverage. Earlier this year, the team delivered and integrated the vehicle’s communications system module. With bus and payload now together, the satellite is entering its first system check-outs before progressing to environmental test. Read More

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January 16, 2013
Lockheed Martin Completes Work on U.S. Navy's Second MUOS Satellite

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed required system testing on the second satellite in the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), designated MUOS-2. The satellite has been placed in storage to await its scheduled launch date in July 2013. Read More...

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January 8, 2013
MUOS Waveform to Improve Secure Communications Capabilities

Lockheed Martin has completed and delivered the software waveform for the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The new waveform will enable military satellite communications terminal providers to deploy equipment that takes full advantage of enhanced MUOS capabilities. Read More

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July 17, 2012
Lockheed Martin Completes On-Orbit Testing of First U.S. Navy MUOS Satellite

Lockheed Martin announced today that it has completed on-orbit testing of the first MUOS satellite, designated MUOS-1, paving the way for the U.S. Navy’s multi-service operational test and evaluation phase in preparation for the start of operations in August 2012. Read More

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June 18, 2012
Lockheed Martin Completes Environmental Testing on Second U.S. Navy Satellite

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the U.S. Navy’s second MUOS satellite, designated MUOS-2.  Completion of this major program milestone validates performance in a simulated space environment and clears the satellite for final integrated system test. Read More

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February 24, 2012
New Military Communications Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin Launched Successfully

The first MUOS satellite, built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy, was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Read more and view launch photos

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February 14, 2012
Lockheed Martin Engineers Inspire Florida High School Students with Launch of New Military Communications Satellite

Employees from Lockheed Martin visited with approximately 70 students from Merritt Island High School (MIHS) to discuss the Feb. 16 launch of the U.S. Navy’s new cutting-edge military communications satellite known as the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). Read more and view photos.

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February 01, 2012
Lockheed Martin-Built Mobile User Objective System Satellite Encapsulated In Launch Vehicle Payload Fairing

The first MUOS satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, was encapsulated into its payload fairing January 29 in preparation for a February 16 liftoff aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. See a photo and read more.