NASA, Boeing, United Launch Alliance Reviewing New Launch Date For Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
By Space Coast Daily // July 23, 2017
originally set for launch Aug. 3
ABOVE VIDEO: TDRS Deputy Project Manager Paul Buchanan takes you behind-the-scenes in the clean room where TDRS-M is undergoing final preparations and will be packed into its capsule for launch. (NASA video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance are reviewing a new launch date in August for the agency’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite.
NASA and Boeing need additional time to replace the spacecraft’s Omni S-band antenna at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida.
A separate possible ground support equipment issue at Astrotech still is being assessed.
TDRS-M will launch on a ULA Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It is the latest satellite in a fleet of satellites supporting the space segment of the NASA’s Space Network.
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