VIDEO: Atlas V Successfully Launches From Cape

By  //  January 20, 2015

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Atlas V launched after short delay

ABOVE VIDEO: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V lifted off successfully from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday at 8:04 p.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A United Launch Alliance Atlas V lifted off successfully from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday at 8:04 p.m.

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The United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 carried the U.S. Navy next-generation satellite into a geosynchronous orbit more than 22,000 miles above earth and provide 10 times more capability than the current systems in use by the military.

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 carried the U.S. Navy next-generation satellite into a geosynchronous orbit more than 22,000 miles above earth and provide 10 times more capability than the current systems in use by the military.

Atlas V MUOS-3 Mission Brochure

Rocket/Payload: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 launched the Navy’s third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellite.

Date/Site/Launch Time: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 44-minute launch window opened at 7:43 p.m. EST.

Atlas V MUOS-3 Satellite Coordinates

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 will carry the U.S. Navy next-generation satellite into a geosynchronous orbit more than 22,000 miles above earth and provide 10 times more capability than the current systems in use by the military. (NASA image)

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.

Mission Description: 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 Notes: MUOS-3 marks United Launch Alliance’s first launch of 2015, and the 52nd Atlas V since the vehicle’s inaugural launch in 2002. MUOS-1 and MUOS-2 also launched on an Atlas V 551: MUOS-1 launched Feb. 24, 2012, and MUOS-2 launched July 19, 2013.

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