Harris unfurlable mesh reflectors deploy on mobile user objective system satellite

Two Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) unfurlable mesh antenna reflectors successfully deployed October 30 on orbit onboard the US Navy´s fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite, the company said.

MUOS-5, an advanced, new secure communications satellite built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), launched on June 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

MUOS-5 is the latest satellite to join the MUOS satellite constellation, which operates like a global military cellular network in the sky, vastly improving current secure communications for mobile forces.

The antennas are the ninth and tenth Harris-built reflectors for the MUOS constellation. Harris provides two antennas onboard each satellite — a 14-meter diameter antenna to support new MUOS capabilities and a 5.4-meter diameter antenna to support legacy operations.

Harris is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems and Critical Networks.