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What's the difference between MUOS and Iridium satellite com

  1. Aug 4, 2016 #1
    hi,

    what's the difference between MUOS satellite and Iridium satellite communications?
     
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  3. Aug 4, 2016 #2

    berkeman

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    What do you find with Google?
     
  4. Aug 4, 2016 #3
    let me rephrase my question:

    what are the advantage of MUOS since Iridium satellites already provide SATCOM coverage for civilians and U.S. military alike?
     
  5. Aug 4, 2016 #4

    1oldman2

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    MUOS 5 may just be a little more "cutting edge"
    http://lockheedmartin.com/us/products/mobile-user-objective-system--muos-.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium_satellite_constellation
    But then, http://spaceflight101.com/alternate...r-stranded-u-s-navy-communications-satellite/
    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=96000
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2016
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