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2011-11-22 04:27:46

[ Watch the Video ] The most recent evaluations of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) project confirmed all systems go for a third generation upgrade of the orbiting communications network. TDRS-K is scheduled for launch aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida in the fall of 2012. Approval to move forward came during a recent Agency Project Management Council (APMC) meeting at NASA Headquarters. "I am very proud of the entire TDRS civil servant and contractor...

2008-10-13 06:00:34

US-based ITT Advanced Engineering and Sciences has been awarded a seven-year, $1.2bn contract from Nasa to provide telemetry, tracking and command services for satellite communications. ITT's Advanced Engineering and Sciences division will support Nasa's Space and Near Earth networks, and provide operational and maintenance services to Nasa's Space Network, which includes tracking and data relay satellites and associated ground systems in New Mexico and Guam. It will also support other...

2008-10-08 18:00:06

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected ITT Corporation, Advanced Engineering and Sciences of Herndon, Va., to perform telemetry, tracking and command services for near-Earth missions under the Space Communications Network Services contract. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The contract, with an estimated maximum value of $1.26 billion, will support NASA's Space and Near Earth Networks, which provide most of the communications for a...

2008-10-08 18:00:06

The U.S. space agency has awarded a $1.2 billion contract to the ITT Corp. to support its Space and Near Earth Communications Network. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said ITT's advanced engineering and sciences division in Herndon, Va., will perform telemetry, tracking and command services for a wide range of science-based Earth-orbiting spacecraft, including the International Space Station, the space shuttle, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Earth Observing System...

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