A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V successfully launched the third Mobile User Objective System satellite (MUOS-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The 7,400kg satellite was launched by an Atlas V 551 rocket which lifted off at 0104 GMT on 21 January 2015. MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve ground communications to U.S. forces on the move and around the globe. The spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin.
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