Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2012) - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-41 with the United States Navy’s MUOS-1 satellite. Launch is set for Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5:46 p.m. EST. MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve communications for U.S. forces on the move. MUOS will provide military users 10 times more communications capability over existing systems, including simultaneous voice, video and data, leveraging 3G mobile communications technology.
Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance