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2011-12-01 05:31:00

NASA has elected to exercise the first of two available contract options for procurement of an additional Tracking Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) from Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc. of El Segundo, Calif. The estimated value of the contract option is $289 million and extends the period of performance through April 2024. Exercising the option will allow Boeing Satellite Systems to retain at least 300 American jobs. The TDRS-K Program contract, awarded in December 2007, is a fixed-price...


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2012-05-12 09:26:09

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 13, 1995 at 9:41 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 22 at 8:02 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 143 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles and an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 3.7 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, and 5 seconds. The primary objective of the mission was accomplished when the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-G was deployed from the orbiter payload bay about six hours after...

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2012-03-24 10:05:12

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on August 2, 1991 at 11:01 AM EDT and landed at kennedy on August 11 at 8:23 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 142 times at an altitude of 174 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 3.7 million miles. The misssiona lasted 8 days, 21 hours, 21 minutes, and 25 seconds. The primary purpose of the mission was to launch a new tracking satellite. Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-5 (TDRS-5) was attached to an inertial Upper Stage...

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2012-03-24 09:47:21

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 24, 1990 at 8:33 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 29 at 6:49 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 80 times at an altitude of 330 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. The mission lasted 5 days, 1 hour, 16 minutes, and 6 seconds. This mission launched the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Telescope in its time in service has changed the way we look at space and given us a visual...

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2012-03-24 09:37:55

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1989 at 12:53 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23 at 9:33 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an inclination of 34.3 degrees and travelled 2 million miles.  The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 21 seconds. The purpose of the mission was to launch the Galileo probe to Jupiter. The Galileo/Jupiter spacecraft and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), was...

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2012-03-24 09:33:33

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on May 4, 1989 at 2:46 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on May 8 at 12:43 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 65 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.8 degrees and travelled 1.7 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes, and 27 seconds. The primary mission was the launch of the Magellan probe that would travel to and study the planet Venus, adding vastly to our store of knowledge about our...

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