Navy Launches New MUOS-2 Tactical Satellite (Photos)

MUOS-2 Satellite Launch

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The US Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on July 19, 2013.

MUOS-2 Satellite Launch #2

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The US Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on July 19, 2013.

MUOS-2 Satellite Launch #3

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The US Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on July 19, 2013.

MUOS-2 Satellite Launch #4

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The US Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on July 19, 2013.

MUOS-2 Satellite on Launch Pad

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The US Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite stands on the launch pad before lifting off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on July 19, 2013.

MUOS-2 Satellite on Launch Pad #2

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The US Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite stands on the launch pad before lifting off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on July 19, 2013.

Atlas 5 Rocket Carries MUOS-2 Satellite

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In preparation for launch, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Navy's MUOS-2 satellite is transported from the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41.

Atlas 5 Rocket Carries MUOS-2 Satellite Long Shot

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In preparation for launch, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Navy's MUOS-2 satellite is transported from the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41.

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