MUOS-5 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5  mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS' Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5 mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS' Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5  mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS's Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5 mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS's Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5  mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS's Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5 mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS's Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5  mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS's Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5 mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS's Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5  mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS's Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5 mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS's Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. (Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance)

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif --

The U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy successfully launched the fifth Lockheed Martin built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. at 10:30 a.m. EDT. 

“Today’s successful launch is the culmination of the close partnership and dedicated teamwork between the Air Force, Navy and ULA team,” said Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, SMC commander and Air Force program executive officer for space. “We will continue our unwavering focus on mission success and assured access to space for our nation.”

Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center, located at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the U.S. Air Force's center of acquisition excellence for acquiring and developing military space systems.  Its portfolio includes the Global Positioning System, Military Satellite Communications, Defense Meteorological Satellites, Space Launch and Range Systems, Satellite Control Networks, Space based Infrared Systems and Space Situational Awareness capabilities.

 

Media representatives who would like to submit questions or interview a subject matter expert about the Atlas V should send an e-mail to smcpa.media@us.af.mil.