MUOS Could Be Open To U.S. Allies

By Amy Butler
Source: AWIN First

The constellation is planned to include four operational spacecraft and one on-orbit spare. The WCDMA payload is designed to provide video, data and voice services to soldiers similar to those provided for commercial cellular phones. Today’s narrowband system forces soldiers to be stationary to acquire a signal; MUOS is designed to allow soldiers to move around the battlefield and have access to more than 10 times the data rates offered today.

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