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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...

2013-04-24 12:37:19

NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) test bed has begun its experiments after completing its checkout on the International Space Station. The SCaN test bed is an advanced, integrated communications laboratory facility that uses a new generation of software-defined radio (SDR) technology to allow researchers to develop, test and demonstrate advanced communications, networking and navigation technologies in space. This radio communication technology is based on a new standard...

2013-04-23 20:20:08

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) test bed has begun its experiments after completing its checkout on the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The SCaN test bed is an advanced, integrated communications laboratory facility that uses a new generation of software-defined radio (SDR) technology to allow researchers to develop, test and demonstrate advanced communications,...

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...

2013-02-28 12:22:38

On-time and on-budget, the updates were completed without disrupting ongoing NASA Space Network operations. LAS CRUCES, N.M., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems successfully completed critical ground system modifications and technology updates needed to support the mission of NASA's three, next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS). Modifications to the ground system, located in New Mexico, included integrating advanced command, control...

2013-01-31 00:20:26

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) payload at 8:48 p.m. EST today from Space Launch Complex-41. This was the first of 13 ULA launches scheduled for 2013, the 35th Atlas V mission, and the 67th ULA launch. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130131/SF51763) "ULA and our mission partners are honored to work with the outstanding NASA...

2013-01-31 00:20:12

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS launched into the New Year today by successfully propelling NASA's first, third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) into orbit. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine. Pratt &...

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...

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...


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2012-05-12 09:26:09

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 13, 1995 at 9:41 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 22 at 8:02 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 143 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles and an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 3.7 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, and 5 seconds. The primary objective of the mission was accomplished when the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-G was deployed from the orbiter payload bay about six hours after...

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2012-03-24 09:31:31

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...

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2012-03-03 12:37:51

The first flight of space shuttle Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 4, 1983 at 1:30 PM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 9, 1983 at 10:53 AM (PST). Challenger orbited 81 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. Mission duration was 5 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes, and 42 seconds. The launch was originally set for January 20 and was delayed by a hydrogen leak into the engine compartment...

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