News Archive / Tagged: TDRS-M
Gallery: Atlas V launches TDRS-M into orbitDerek RichardsonAugust 20th, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Rising into the sky atop a column of flame, United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket sent NASA’s latest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) into orbit. TDRS-M was the 12th spacecraft orbited for the space agency’s communications network, the first one launching in 1983.
SFI LIVE: Launch coverage of NASA’s TDRS-MJason RhianAugust 18th, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceFlight Insider is at Kennedy Space Center's Press Site for today's webcast covering the flight of a ULA Atlas V 401 rocket with the third next generation TDRS-M. SFI's Live Show is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. EDT (11:30 GMT) with the 40-minute launch window opening at 8:03 a.m. EDT (12:03 GMT).
Atlas V rolls to pad as TDRS-M is prepared for launchDerek RichardsonAugust 17th, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is undergoing final preparations in advance of a planned Aug. 18, 2017, liftoff with NASA’s next communications relay satellite. Liftoff of the rocket is targeted for the beginning of a 40-minute window opening at 8:03 a.m. EDT (12:03 GMT).
New launch date for TDRS-M after bump to satellite causes bumped scheduleCurt GodwinJuly 28th, 2017
After an "incident" during close-out activities had damaged the Omni S-band antenna and put a hold on launch plans, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is targeting a new launch date for NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-M communications satellite.
TDRS-M spacecraft damaged during closeout activitiesJason RhianJuly 16th, 2017
TITUSVILLE, Fla. — During closeout activities for the final third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M), an "incident" occurred to the spacecraft's Omni S-band antenna. This occurred on Friday, July 14, about two-and-a-half weeks prior to the satellite's scheduled launch.
NASA’s TDRS-M satellite makes big entrance in FloridaBart LeahyJune 28th, 2017
A massive U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft delivered NASA’s latest Tracking and Data Relay System (TDRS) satellite to the Space Coast Regional Airport on June 23, 2017. The spacecraft is slated to launch atop an Atlas V 401 rocket within a 30-minute window opening at 9:02 a.m. EDT (13:02 GMT) on August 3.
NASA awards TDRS launch contract to United Launch AllianceJoe LatrellNovember 2nd, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) constellation is getting a new member to the fleet. NASA has awarded the launch contract for TDRS-M to Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA). If everything goes according to plan, the satellite will launch atop a ULA Atlas V 401 rocket in October 2017.