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NASA Weather And Climate Tracking Satellite Has Successul Launch
2014-02-27 14:10:52

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts - Follow the Water ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA launched its Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on Thursday (Feb 27). The new spacecraft will be another eye-in-the-sky for NASA and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) to help take measurements on rain and snowfall. GPM will eventually help scientists keep track of future extreme weather events and manage...

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...

NASA Announces Retirement of TDRS-4 Communications Satellite
2012-05-09 03:47:17

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. According to a statement released from the US space agency, the communications satellite had completed nearly 23 years of operational support -- far more than the 10 year operational life span it had been designed for -- and that it had successfully completed end-of-mission deorbiting and...

2012-04-25 05:00:30

NASA has awarded a contract to ARES Technical Services Corporation of Vienna, Va., for Safety and Mission Assurance Services (SMAS) for the Goddard Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate, located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This is a cost-plus fixed-fee indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ordering value of $180 million. The effective ordering period is from June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2017. This is a follow-on contract and a small...

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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