Watch: Atlas V MUOS-5 Launch Highlights
United Launch Alliance successfully launched a MUOS-5 spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 in the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on June 24, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. ET.
The ULA Atlas V rocket is carrying the U.S. Navy’s fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin. MUOS is a next generation narrowband satellite communications system which will provide significantly improved communications for mobile warfighters.
“Today’s successful launch is the culmination of the 45th Space Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Navy and ULA’s close partnership and dedicated teamwork,” said Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander and mission Launch Decision Authority. “We continue our unwavering focus on mission success and guaranteeing assured access to space for our nation, while showcasing why the 45th Space Wing is the ‘World’s Premiere Gateway to Space.’”