NASA launches 'TDRS-M' satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

NASA launches 'TDRS-M' satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

NASA launches 'TDRS-M' satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

Atlas V rocket carrying the NASA's Tracking Data and Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 August 18 at 8:29 a.m. EDT.

More than an hour and a half after launch, the TDRS-M spacecraft separated from the rocket's Centaur upper stage, heralding the end of the launch effort and the mission's beginning. NASA will conduct additional tests before putting TDRS-M into service early next year.

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"This TDRS-M milestone is another step forward in Boeing's commitment to developing technologies to support future NASA near-Earth, moon, Mars and deep space missions - and to do so affordably, drawing on our 40-plus years of strong Boeing-NASA partnership", said Enrico Attanasio, executive director, Department of Defense and Civil Programs, Boeing Satellite Systems. The TDRS-M is the third and final mission in the series of these third generation space communication satellites to orbit, as part of the follow-on fleet being developed to replenish NASA's space Network. The TDRS-M spacecraft is effectively identical - in both function and performance - to the TDRS-K and -L spacecraft launched in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

Following several months of calibration and testing, TDRS-M will be renamed TDRS-13, and it will be eligible to begin supporting NASA's Space Network. Management of the launch service for TDRS-M is the responsibility of NASA's Launch Services Program based at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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The Atlas V rocket took its place on Space Launch Complex 41 on Wednesday.

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