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Lockheed Martin Tests MUOS Satellite

July 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin has completed environmental testing of the U.S. Navy's third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite.

According to the company, it recently cleared thermal vacuum trials, which validate performance in simulated space conditions, and the satellite is now in final check out.

"We are committed to quality, and our rigorous environmental testing regimen ensures this system is ready for the harsh environments of space," said Iris Bombelyn, VP of Narrowband Communications at Lockheed Martin. "It's important to check out every aspect of the satellite at this stage so we can prepare it for service. We are on track for delivering the third MUOS satellite to the Navy this year."

The Navy plans to launch this addition to the constellation in January 2015.

The company noted that Lockheed Martin Space Systems, in Sunnyvale, California, is the MUOS prime contractor and system integrator of the five-satellite constellation, which includes four operational assets and one on-orbit spare. The Navy's Program Executive Office for Space Systems and its Communications Satellite Program Office, San Diego, California, are responsible for the MUOS program.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company.

More information and complete details:

lockheedmartin.com/muos

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