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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 will be adding a new satellite to its Tracking and Data Relay Satellite project, or TDRS, today with the launch of TDRS-K.
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...
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.