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Atlas 5 launches military communications satellite
Posted: Wed, Jan 21, 2015, 7:30 AM ET (1230 GMT)
Atlas 5 launch of MUOS-3 (ULA) The most powerful variant of the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket successfully launched a military communications satellite Tuesday night. The Atlas 5 551 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 8:04 pm EST (0104 GMT Wednesday) and placed the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) 3 satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. The launch was delayed by about 20 minutes due to high upper level winds and a range communications issue. MUOS-3, weighing more than 6,700 kilograms, provides voice and data services for the US Navy. The spacecraft is the third of a planned five-satellite fleet.
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