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NASA Prepare To Launch TDRS-L To Add To Communications Constellation
2014-01-23 10:54:51

NASA The next element in the communications network that links NASA's ground controllers to orbiting spacecraft is ready for launch Jan. 23 following several weeks of preparations. TDRS-L will become the 11th member of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System orbiting Earth following its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Liftoff is scheduled for Jan. 23 during a launch window that opens at 9:05 p.m. EST. The...

NASA's Newest Tracking And Data Relay Satellite Arrives At Kennedy Space Center
2013-12-10 09:24:08

NASA NASA's newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) is in a temporary home at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida waiting to be attached to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will take it into Earth orbit Thursday, Jan. 23. The TDRS-L spacecraft arrived at Kennedy Friday, Dec. 6. After being unloaded from a U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft, it was unpacked and inspected to ensure it sustained no damage on its flight from the Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems...

NASA Accepts Third Generation Tracking And Data Relay Satellite Into Network
2013-08-20 06:55:06

NASA NASA has accepted ownership of its newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) from Boeing after successfully completing in orbit testing. TDRS-K, will be renamed TDRS-11 upon entry into service. “This is a major step in replenishing an aging TDRS fleet which is essential in providing communications to support space exploration,” said Badri Younes, deputy associate administrator for Space Communications and Navigation at NASA Headquarters. “We look forward to the launch...

NASA Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of First Satellite Communications Network
2013-04-04 15:13:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thursday marked the 30th anniversary of the deployment of NASA´s first Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-A, which was carried into space as part of space shuttle Challenger´s maiden voyage on April 4, 1983. TDRS-A was deployed a day after the shuttle´s launch, as astronauts released the probe from Challenger´s cargo bay, officials from the US space agency said. Following 39 adjustment burns, it...

NASA's Tracking And Data Relay Satellite System Offers Upgrade To Vital Communications Net
2013-01-22 12:11:18

NASA NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System will get an upgrade this month when the agency launches the first of a new generation of communications satellites to connect spacecraft to the ground stations that support them. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 is due to loft the TDRS-K spacecraft Jan. 29 on a course to geosynchronous orbit where the spacecraft will have a wide view of Earth. From that position, the spacecraft will pick up signals from NASA's fleet of...

2013-01-09 10:47:51

NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K (TDRS-K), set to launch this month, will be the focus of a media opportunity at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 11, at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla. Media representatives will be able to photograph the TDRS-K spacecraft and interview project and launch program officials. The spacecraft is the first of three next generation satellites designed to ensure vital operational continuity for NASA by expanding the lifespan of the...

2012-12-19 10:52:50

NASA's newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, known as TDRS-K, arrived Tuesday at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for a Jan. 29 launch. TDRS-K arrived aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 from the Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems assembly facility in El Segundo, Calif. For almost 30 years, the TDRS spacecraft have provided a reliable communications network for NASA, serving numerous national and international space missions. The TDRS fleet is a space-based...

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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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