MUOS, Construction Site
2013

The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is an array of geosynchronous[1] satellites being developed for the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to provide global satellite communications (SATCOM) narrowband connectivity for communications use by the United States at data rates up to 384kpbs. International allies use is under consideration. The program will deliver five satellites, four ground stations, and a terrestrial transport network at a cost of $7,345.9m.
(from Wikipedia)

Three large size photo providing an overview of different stages during the construction of the MUOS (Mobile User Objective System) – a controversial system of satellite communications at ultra-high dangerous frequency built on the Niscemi (SIcily) US Naval Radio Transmitter Facility (NRTF) base.
It is one of the four ground stations in the world under construction by the US army to connect and control the American forces everywhere in the world.
I took these photographs on August 9th 2013 during a demonstration where together with two thousand people we occupied for few hours the military base in Niscemi.

MUOS, Construction Site

MUOS, Construction Site

MUOS, Construction Site

MUOS-Construction Site 2013
C-Type print, 36x55 inches each