Navy launches new communications satellite

Feb 24, 2012

(AP) -- The Navy has launched a new communications satellite after two weather-related scrubs last week.

An Atlas V rocket carrying the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite launched from Cape Canaveral at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

The $2.1 billion narrowband tactical satellite communications system was built by and is designed to improve ground communications with mobile ground forces.

It's the first of five that will replace the current Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UFO) system. MUOS is designed to move 10 times more information than the existing systems. The communications will use voice, video and data simultaneously using 3G technology.

Explore further: Scientists twist radio beams to send data: Transmissions reach speeds of 32 gigabits per second

More information: Lockheed Martin MUOS: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/mobile-user-objective-system--muos-.html

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