TDRS-K Video File

  • Released Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:52PM
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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.

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.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and The Boeing Company


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This visualization originally appeared on the following tapes:
  • TDRS: Continuing The Fleet (ID: 2013018)
    Monday, January 28, 2013 at 5:00AM
    Produced by - Werner Benger