Lockheed Martin has concluded the development of the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite to complete the MUOSÂ fleet.
The U.S. Navy and Lockheed transported the MUOS-4 satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida from Moffett Federal Airfield aboard a C-5 Galaxy aircraft, LockheedÂ said Monday.
MUOS-4 is scheduled for launch in August aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the entire network is set to achieve full operational capability by the end of 2015.
â€œMUOS allows troops all over the world to talk, text and share mission data seamlessly while traveling, like a cellular network, without having to worry about where they are in relation to a satellite,â€ said Iris Bombelyn, Lockheed’s vice president for narrowband communications.
Lockheed subsidiary Astrotech Space Operations will conduct a prelaunch processing exercise for MUOS-4 in Florida.