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MUOS 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2013-036A

Description

MUOS (Mobile User Objective System) is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move. MUOS serves a dual-provider of both voice traffic currently routed by the Navy's existing generation, albeit aging, Ultra High Frequency Follow-On spacecraft, but it also creates a new era of mobile communications built around 3G cellular technology to relay narrowband tactical information such as calls, data messaging, file transfers and email on rates of up to 384 Kilobits per second.

Alternate Names

  • 39206
  • MUOS2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-07-19
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • US Naval Research Laboratory (United States)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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