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Atlas V launches with MUOS, Navy's new toy


United Launch Alliance’s Altas V has launched at the third attempt on Friday at 5:15pm Eastern, lofting the first of five U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). The successful mission also marked the 200th launch of a Centaur upper stage.

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The MUOS-1 satellite will ensure continued mission capability of the existing Ultra-High Frequency Satellite Communications (UHF SATCOM) system, and represents deployment of the first satellite in the next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system which will provide significantly improved and assured communications for the mobile warfighter.


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Added: Feb-27-2012 Occurred On: Feb-27-2012
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  • Watching vids of Syria and other Middle eastern countries kill its own people, taliban pouring fuel on so called enemies then throwing them into a pit of fire to burn them alive, children being shot and killed at demonstrations, Idiot Mujjii`s ranting and raving at the west with their AK`S firing at nothing was getting tiresome, this was a breath of fresh air, to see the west (U.S) doing what they do best getting good tech to work, getting into space, having rockets like this going up with real More..

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  • pretty amazing display of power.

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  • Merica fuck yeah

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  • they made-up that name because it made an easy acronym

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  • wish I could see one of these rocket launches with my own eyes - absolutely fascinating. does the huge tank near the launching pad contain the water for cooling the blast tunnel? seems a bit close for a fuel tank...

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