Earth  ID: 11200

TDRS-K Video File

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.


Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Project Support
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and The Boeing Company

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Mission:
TDRS

Goddard TV Tape:
G2013-018 -- TDRS: Continuing The Fleet

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> TDRS
NASA Science >> Earth