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TDRS-K: Continuing The Fleet

NASA is preparing to launch the first in a series of three third generation advanced Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, known as TDRS-K. This latest addition to the fleet of seven will augment a space communications network that provides the critical path for high data-rate communication to the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, past shuttle missions and a host of other spacecraft.
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It has been 10 years since NASA last launched a TDRS. This launch is the beginning of a welcome replenishment to the space network, which has served numerous national and international space missions since 1983.    It has been 10 years since NASA last launched a TDRS. This launch is the beginning of a welcome replenishment to the space network, which has served numerous national and international space missions since 1983.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11181
Animation Number:11181
Completed:2013-01-25
Animators:Walt Feimer (HTSI) (Lead)
 Chris Meaney (HTSI)
Video Editor:Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI)
Narrator:Heather LG Snodgrass
Producer:Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI)
Project Support:Aaron E Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Writers:Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI)
 Sydney Cain (ASRC Research & Technology Solutions)
 Heather LG Snodgrass
Series:Narrated Movies
Goddard TV Tape:G2013-018 -- TDRS: Continuing The Fleet
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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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