MUOS-5 after reaching designated orbit entered yesterday in test phase

U.S. Navy communication satellite MUOS-5 finally reached its designated orbit after prolonged maneuver. Extended time necessary for reaching orbital position was caused by previous problems with main propulsion of MUOS-5. Engineers from Lockheed Martin (main contractor for MUOS-5) and U.S. Navy decided to use instead main IHI BT-4, additional thrusters used for attitude control system. […]