TDRS-M: Continuing the Critical Lifeline

  • Released Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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.

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
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