TDRS-M: Continuing the Critical Lifeline

  • Released Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 at 1:50PM
  • ID: 12201

The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) project is building the follow-on and replacement spacecraft necessary to maintain and expand NASA’s Space Network. The third satellite of the third generation, TDRS-M, is set to launch in August 2017. TDRS-M will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket. This satellite will join a constellation of space-based communications satellites providing tracking, telemetry, command and high-bandwidth data return services.

TDRS Communication Fleet in 360 Degrees

TDRS Communication Fleet in VR 360 Degrees


TDRS-M B-Roll which consists of testing, shipping and rocket assembly. Along with animations showing launch and deployment of the TDRS satellite and the TDRS communications fleet.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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