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Next Launch GPS IIF-8 on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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29 Oct 14 17:21:00 GMT
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'Heavyweight' Atlas V Ready to Loft Giant MUOS-2 Satellite

The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)-2 satellite, encapsulated with its payload fairing, is transferred from the Vertical Integration Facility to SLC-41 and its awaiting Atlas V 551 launch vehicle on 8 July 2013. Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance

On Friday morning, United Launch Alliance (ULA) will stage the fourth flight of its Atlas [...]

Lockheed-Martin Completes MUOS Waveform to Improve Secure Communications Capabilities

Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 8, 2013 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] 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.

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Lookin’ Good at 50: ULA Prepares for Landmark Launch

Seen here launching the NROL-34 satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in April 2011, the Atlas V has an almost unblemished record and draws on a proud heritage. Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance

“This is Atlas Mission Control at T-minus ten, nine, eight…”

On 18 June, United Launch Alliance (ULA) will conduct the [...]

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s ‘Then & Now’ Tour

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Bill Blakeney knows a thing-or-two about the history of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As a “communicator” with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – he has to. Blakeney is one of the tour guides that work to inform the 1.2 million guests that visit [...]

AmericaSpace Exclusive: Stunning Video From Recent MUOS-1 Launch

Excluding the “countdown” audio and music score during the second launch video – all the elements of this presentation were produced by AmericaSpace and its affiliates. Alan Walters, Mike Killian, Jason Rhian, Matt Gaetjens as well as Mike Barrett & Jeff Seibert with Wired4Space.com and Lloyd Behrendt with Blue Sawtooth Studios contributed to make [...]

Third Time the Charm for U.S. Navy’s MUOS-1 Satellite on ULA Atlas V

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 thunders off of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41 SLC-41 at 5:15 p.m. EST. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station were thankfully clear of both high winds and threatening clouds before United Launch Alliance (ULA) [...]

AmericaSpace Launch Viewing Guide for Atlas V

An Atlas V rocket launches NASA's MSL rover “Curiosity”- bound for Mars. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

When it comes to actually viewing rockets thunder off to orbit – few places can match Florida’s Space Coast. Miles of beautiful, scenic beaches stretch out as far as the eye can see and on those days when Deltas, [...]

U. S. Navy Poised to Launch Giant “Cell Phone Tower” Into Space

The U.S. Navy/Lockheed Martin built MUOS-1 spacecraft which is 22 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide and 6 ft. deep with body mounted traditional satellite dishes in the middle, the insulation wrapped and folded 46 ft. dia. mesh antenna on top with the similarly configured nearly 18 ft. dia. mesh on the bottom. Photo Credit: [...]

MUOS-1 Launch Slips to Feb. 24

 

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 has been moved to no-earlier-than Friday, Feb. 24. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System-1 (MUOS-1) satellite will have to wait a little longer before being launched on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas [...]

Weather Delays MUOS-1 Launch Until No-Earlier-Than Feb. 22

 

The launch of an Atlas V 551 rocket with its U.S. Navy payload was scrubbed due to adverse weather. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The gods of weather did not smile on the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System-1 (MUOS-1) satellite on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V [...]