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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.
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.
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.
After more than two decades of service, NASA on Wednesday announced that their Tracking and Data Relay Satellite 4 (TDRS-4) had completed its mission and was being retired from active service.
Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 13, 1989 at 9:67 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on March 18 at 6:35 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 80 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 38 minutes, and 50 seconds. The crew photographed Earth with a handheld IMAX camera. The launch manifested for February 18 was reassessed for a late February/early March launch to...
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.