Heaviest satellite launched by DoD And US Navy into space at 6,804 kg
MUOS-2 is a military satellite operated by DoD and US Navy (USA) for the purpose of communications.
Delivered via Atlas 5 (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 19 July 2013 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. MUOS-2 was constructed by Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space (USA).
MUOS-2 has a launch mass of 6,804 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 12 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2013-036A and NORAD ID 39206.
MUOS-2 orbits along the longitude of -100 degrees at an inclination of 4 degrees.
The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,550km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 36,023km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 5.61E-03 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.