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NASA Launches Third Generation Communications Satellite
2014-01-24 07:05:18

Joshua Buck, Dewayne Washington and George Diller for NASA NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L), the 12th spacecraft in the agency's TDRS Project, is safely in orbit after launching at 9:33 p.m. EST Thursday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Ground controllers report the satellite -- part of a network providing high-data-rate communications to the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, launch...

2013-12-30 12:20:08

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L will be the focus of a media opportunity at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 3, at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media will be able to view the TDRS-L spacecraft and interview project and launch program officials from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; the Launch Services Program...

2013-01-31 00:20:09

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The first of NASA's three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), known as TDRS-K, launched at 8:48 p.m. EST Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "TDRS-K bolsters our network of satellites that provides essential communications to support space exploration," said Badri Younes, deputy associate administrator for Space Communications and...

NASA Launches Next-Gen Tracking Satellite From Florida
2013-01-31 06:26:01

[ Watch the Video: TDRS-K Lifts Off Towards Its Orbit ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Update (January 31, 2013): NASA launched the first of its three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) at 8:48 p.m. last night (Jan. 30, 2013) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It was lifted into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41. The satellite, TDRS-K, will add to an existing fleet of...

2013-01-11 16:20:35

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News conferences, events and operating hours for the Press Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are set for the launch of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K (TDRS-K) aboard an Atlas V rocket Tuesday, Jan. 29. The 40-minute launch window extends from 8:52 to 9:32 p.m. EST. Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Logo -...

2012-12-18 12:21:10

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) For almost 30 years, the TDRS spacecraft have provided a...

2012-12-13 11:49:30

NASA will give 70 of its social media followers an insider's look at America's space program and the opportunity to see a launch in-person. The NASA Social, scheduled for Jan. 28-29 to coincide with the launch of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K (TDRS-K), will be held at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. TDRS-K is targeted to...