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Arctic Reach
Arctic Reach
Mobile User Objective System satellites cover
polar expanse with secure voice and high speed data
A Growing Need
The Arctic ice sheet is getting
smaller, opening access and
resources. The region has seen
a 118% shipping traffic increase
and nations are staking new
claims farther north.
Communications coverage is
needed – but lacking – to
support growth in:
Shipping
Tourism
Resource Exploration
Search and Rescue
Arctic ice sheet 1980
Arctic ice sheet 2011
First Ever Polar Capability
From Geosynchronous Orbit
In this extreme environment, only
satellite communication can help.
Most geosynchronous satellites
can’t reach users in the Arctic.
MUOS can.
MUOS actual reach *(89.5°)
MUOS required reach (65°)
Exceeding Expectations
Recent Lockheed Martin tests
show MUOS covers more of the
Arctic than it was designed for.
Much more.
And not just simple connections.
The new WCDMA communications
payload offers smartphone-like
capability that legacy satellites
can’t offer:
Secure
High-Speed Data
Voice
With radio terminals that go
virtually anywhere:
Portable
Airborne
Ship-based
MUOS Offers
Arctic Capability
Never Before Possible
Anticipated
Antarctic
reach
*Anticipated shipping lanes will see full coverage 24 hours a day, with coverage gradually diminishing farther north to 89.5 degrees,
which can be achieved at peak orbit conditions. Airborne terminals can connect further north than sea level terminals, but at reduced durations.
Learn more at www.lockheedmartin.com/MUOS
© 2014 Lockheed Martin Corporation. All Rights Reserved
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