Pic of the Day – Satellite Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL. (Feb. 24, 2012) A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 with the US Navy Mobile User Objective System-1 (MUOS-1) satellite. The nearly 15,000 pounds satellite is the heaviest satellite launched to date by an Atlas launch vehicle. MUOS-1, built by Lockheed Martin, is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve ground communications for US forces. (US Navy photo by Pat Corkery, courtesy United Launch Alliance/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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