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DISA Invites Allies to Join Iridium Mobile Satellite Services Program

The Defense Information Systems Agency has called on U.S. allied countries to join the agency’s program that works to provide unlimited access to Iridium‘s constellation of mobile communications satellites, Space News reported Friday. Peter de Selding writes Clare Grason, DISA program manager of the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services program, said allies can pay a fixed …

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Navy’s MUOS-5 Comms Satellite Deploys Antennas, Solar Arrays After Arrival at Operational Orbit

The U.S. Navy‘s fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite has fielded its antennas and solar arrays after the MUOS team maneuvered the spacecraft into operational orbit, the Navy reported Thursday. The Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-5 satellite reached operational orbit four months after it launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air …

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