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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #40 on: 06/14/2016 06:19 PM »
Ready to Go: Lockheed Martin-Built MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite Encapsulated for June 24 Launch

Date(s): 14-Jun-2016 11:36 AM

MUOS-5 Completes Constellation for U.S. Navy's New Network 

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla.,  June 14, 2016  /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by  Lockheed Martin  (NYSE: LMT) for the  U.S. Navy  was encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing on  June 4 . It is scheduled to launch  June 24  aboard a  United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

MUOS-5 is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications for mobile military forces. Users with MUOS terminals will be able to seamlessly connect beyond line-of-sight around the world and into the Global Information Grid. MUOS' capabilities include simultaneous, crystal-clear voice, video and mission data over a secure high-speed Internet Protocol-based system.

"Like its predecessors, MUOS-5 has two payloads to support both these new Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) waveform capabilities, as well as the legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) satellite system, used by many mobile forces today," said  Mark Woempner , program director of  Lockheed Martin's   Narrowband Communications  mission area. "On orbit, MUOS-5 will augment the constellation as a WCDMA spare, while actively supporting the legacy UHF system."

The MUOS-5 satellite joins four MUOS satellites already on orbit and four operational ground stations, providing near-global coverage including communications deep into polar regions. More than 55,000 currently fielded radio terminals can be upgraded to be MUOS-compatible, with many of them requiring just a software upgrade.

Once fully operational, MUOS will provide users with 16 times more communications capacity than the legacy system it will eventually replace. 

 Lockheed Martin  manufactured MUOS-5 at its  Sunnyvale, California  facility. In March, the satellite shipped to the Cape, where it was pre-launch processed and finally encapsulated at Astrotech Space Operations, a wholly owned subsidiary of  Lockheed Martin .

The  Navy's   Program Executive Office for Space Systems  and its Communications Satellite Program Office,  San Diego, California , are responsible for the MUOS program.

For additional information, photos and video visit: www.lockheedmartin.com/muos

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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #41 on: 06/15/2016 12:35 AM »
MUOS-5 Encapsulation, posted by ULA on Youtube.


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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #42 on: 06/15/2016 01:45 AM »
Looks like some new acoustic protection inside the fairing.

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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #43 on: 06/16/2016 02:40 PM »
MUOS 5 Payload mate, posted by ULA on Youtube.






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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #44 on: 06/20/2016 03:21 PM »

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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #45 on: 06/20/2016 07:12 PM »
Atlas V MUOS-5 L-4 Forecast 20 June

80% favorable
80% favorable, in case of 24 hour delay
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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #46 on: 06/21/2016 05:30 AM »
ULA:

"Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the U.S. Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin. The mission is set to lift off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Friday, June 24  from Space Launch Comple-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window is 10:30-11:14 a.m. EDT. Today’s L-4 forecast  shows a 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch."

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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #47 on: 06/21/2016 03:41 PM »
No changes in the L-3 forecast. Still only a 20% chance of violation for both the 24th and the 25th, with both days watching the cumulus cloud rule.
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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #48 on: 06/22/2016 12:15 PM »
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
ROCKETS.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 241430Z TO 241559Z JUN,
ALTERNATE 251426Z TO 251555Z JUN
IN AREAS BOUND BY:
A. 28-36N 080-36W, 28-38N 080-34W,
28-35N 080-08W, 28-29N 079-18W,
28-26N 079-06W, 28-23N 079-06W,
28-23N 079-17W, 28-28N 080-12W,
28-28N 080-18W, 28-32N 080-33W,
28-33N 080-35W.
B. 28-20N 078-17W, 28-16N 077-45W,
28-13N 077-45W, 28-17N 078-17W.
C. 27-02N 070-00W, 26-50N 068-39W,
26-41N 068-39W, 26-56N 070-00W.
D. 21-50N 050-11W, 21-07N 048-07W,
20-59N 048-07W, 21-45N 050-15W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 251655Z JUN 16.//

Authority: EASTERN RANGE OP A7085 141308Z JUN 16.
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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #49 on: 06/22/2016 03:15 PM »
Looks like some new acoustic protection inside the fairing.

Yep.  The Helmholtz resonator's are no more.

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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #50 on: 06/22/2016 07:05 PM »
Atlas V MUOS-5 Mission Profile

UnitedLaunchAlliance

Published on Jun 22, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcdj2KIhlvw?t=001

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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #51 on: 06/22/2016 08:04 PM »
Nice, clear simulation. If only they'd switch to map mode we could also see the numbers for apoapsis and periapsis and the delta-v of the maneuvres.
Any day with a rocket landing is a fantastic day.

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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #52 on: 06/23/2016 08:37 AM »
Updated forecast from yesterday, still 80% go for launch day and 24 hr delay (with cumulus clouds the only potential concern).
« Last Edit: 06/23/2016 08:37 AM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #53 on: 06/23/2016 01:40 PM »
For completeness, here's today's updated forecast - no change to probabilities or potential issues from before.

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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #54 on: 06/23/2016 03:14 PM »
ULA did a live Periscope feed of the roll-out: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1kvKpZVaOomJE

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Re: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #55 on: 06/23/2016 03:19 PM »
Nice pad photo:

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #57 on: 06/23/2016 05:00 PM »
ULA note there will be a webcast via youtube starting tomorrow!

Links later today:
https://www.youtube.com/user/UnitedLaunchAlliance

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #58 on: 06/23/2016 05:01 PM »
Rollout photos from ULA.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas-V - MUOS-5 - June 24, 2016
« Reply #59 on: 06/23/2016 05:01 PM »
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (June 23, 2016) A ULA Atlas V rocket, with the MUOS-5 satellite, is rolled from the Vertical Integration Facility to the pad at Space Launch Complex-41.

 

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance

 

Additional photos located here: http://www.ulalaunch.com/file-library.aspx

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