An Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance (ULA) was successfully launched from Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral on June 24, 2016 at 10:30 EDT.
For the fifth time in four years, a massive US NAVY satellite has been launched atop the Atlas V 500 Series to complete the MUOS fleet.
The MUOS satellite No. 5 will augment the globe spanning constellation of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) spacecraft as an in orbit spare, joining four earlier craft launched by Atlas since 2012 that comprise the primary fleet.
The network will enable secure phone calls, classified data transfers and video on demand by military forces aboard ships, submarines, aircraft and land vehicles, plus terminals in the hands of troops while on the move.
MUOS uses Internet Protocol versions 4 and 6 (IPv4/IPv6) to give the warfighter worldwide roaming connectivity to the Global Information Grid.
The Atlas V rocket will fly in its most powerful 551 configuration with five solid rocket boosters.
The MUOS-5 satellite will reside over the Indian Ocean, alongside MUOS-4.
The following photos are from the 1:96 paper model of the Atlas V in 551 configuration.
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