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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.
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 most recent evaluations of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) project confirmed all systems go for a third generation upgrade of the orbiting communications network.
It currently takes 90 minutes to transmit high-resolution images from Mars, but NASA would like to dramatically reduce that time to just minutes.
MELBOURNE, Fla., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Harris systems and mission payloads have been onboard every space shuttle, beginning with Columbia's maiden flight in 1981.
NASA awarded the option for the Space Network Expansion-East to General Dynamics C4 Systems.
After Ariane 5 lofts ATV Johannes Kepler into space on 15 February, ESAâ€™s Artemis data relay satellite will be ready for action.
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...
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...
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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