After Four Month Hiatus, ULA Returns to Flight With Early-Morning TDRS-M Launch

After four months on the ground, United Launch Alliance (ULA) returns to flight on Friday, 18 August, delivering NASA’s latest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) to orbit. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully delivered the latest member of NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) into Geostationary Transfer […]

PHOTOS: TDRS-M Launch Reset for Aug 20 as ULA Readies Rocket

Launch of NASA’s TDRS-M satellite atop a ULA Atlas-V rocket has been reset for August 20, giving Boeing time to replace a damaged antenna. Photo: AmericaSpace / Jeff Seibert

The launch of NASA’s next Tracking Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-M, is now rescheduled for 7:56 a.m. EDT August 20, at the beginning of a […]

PHOTOS: Atlas-V Lights Up Florida Space Coast to Deliver NASA's TDRS-L Satellite

The rotation of the Earth captured in the trails of the stars over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station last Thursday night. NASA’s latest Tracking & Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-L, is seen here hitching a fiery ride to orbit atop an Atlas-V rocket, as viewed from the Turn Basin on Kennedy Space Center just […]

With Fair Skies Ahead, ULA Shoots for Thursday Launch of TDRS-L Satellite

Pictured in Astrotech’s payload processing facility on 3 January 2014, TDRS-L resembles an enormous insect and will form the 12th member of NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite family. Photo Credit: Mike Killian Photography/AmericaSpace

With weather conditions at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station expected to be 80 percent favorable, United Launch Alliance (ULA) […]

TDRS-L and Atlas V Readied for 23 January Launch

Pictured in the pre-dawn darkness of Monday, 13 January, during rollout from Astrotech’s payload processing facility to SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the TDRS-L payload shroud is emblazoned with the mission logos. Photo Credit: Jacques van Oene/AmericaSpace

More than 30 years since its maiden launch, NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite […]

With TDRS-L Arrival, NASA's Next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Begins Final Preparations for January Launch

Like an oversized insect, TDRS-L is visually quite distinct from its cousins of the shuttle-launched first generation of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA’s 12th Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) will shortly begin final processing at the Kennedy Space Center, following its delivery last week to Florida aboard a […]

Wired4Space Video: TDRS-K—Fire & Light

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Video courtesy of Wired4Space

The sound and fury of launch is captured in this video produced by AmericaSpace partner Wired4Space. This video was shot atop the massive Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on Jan. 30, 2013. The launch vehicle in question is […]

Atlas V Delivers NASA’s TDRS-K Satellite into Orbit

Stunning time-lapsed photo of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket arcing across the Florida skyline. Photo Credit: Mike Howard / Cocoa Beach Photography

Fire and thunder were the name of the game today, as a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V booster roared away from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at […]

Wired4Space Video: Rollout of Atlas V Rocket With NASA TDRS-K

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Video courtesy of Wired4Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Wired4Space covered the rollout of NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) as it was moved out to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) located in Florida. On Jan. 29, 2013, the railcars delivered the fully-stacked […]

Atlas V Prepares to Loft NASA’s TDRS-K Satellite into Orbit (Part 2)

Not for nothing is TDRS-K’s objective described as “Fleet Replenishment.” This satellite is the first of its kind to be launched in more than a decade and will support voice and data communications traffic between the ground and low-Earth orbit until the middle of the next decade. Image Credit: AmericaSpace/Nathan Moeller

When NASA’s […]