45th SW supports successful Atlas V MUOS-5 launch

The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the MUOS-5 spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., June 24, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. ET. MUOS is the U.S. military’s answer to secure and reliable tactical communications. (Courtesy photo by ULA)

The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the MUOS-5 spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., June 24, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. ET. MUOS is the U.S. military’s answer to secure and reliable tactical communications. (Courtesy photo by ULA)

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. --

The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the MUOS-5 spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here June 24, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. ET.

 

The ULA Atlas V rocket is carrying the U.S. Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin.  MUOS is the U.S. military’s answer to secure and reliable tactical communications. This next generation narrowband satellite communications system will provide significantly improved and assured communications for mobile warfighters.

 

“Today’s successful launch is the culmination of the 45th Space Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Navy and ULA’s close partnership and dedicated teamwork,” said Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander and mission Launch Decision Authority. “We continue our unwavering focus on mission success and guaranteeing assured access to space for our nation, while showcasing why the 45th Space Wing is the ‘World's Premiere Gateway to Space.’”