Experiments Begin With SCaN Test Bed on ISS

The SCaN test bed will conduct an experiment with TDRS-K, which was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in January. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / AmericaSpace

Experiments using NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) experiments have begun after completing its checkout on the International Space Station (ISS).

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SBIRS GEO-2 Flies in Spectacular Early-Evening Atlas V Launch

The U.S. Air Force’s second Space-Based Infrared System destined for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-2) roars away from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 5:21 p.m. EST, 19 March 2013. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

The Pentagon’s goal of having an advanced network of […]

Communications Lost With International Space Station - UPDATE

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At approximately 9:45 a.m. EST Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the International Space Station lost communications with the ground. During this period, flight controllers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, were updating software aboard the space station’s flight computers. As this was happening, one of the station’s data relay […]

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Primed and Ready for 11 February Launch

Like the TDRS-K satellite, launched on 30 January, LDCM will rise into orbit atop an Atlas V 401 booster. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

Four decades of critical observations of the Home Planet will continue in spectacular style on Monday, 11 February, with the scheduled liftoff of the Landsat Data […]

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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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 […]

Atlas V Prepares to Loft NASA’s TDRS-K Satellite into Orbit (Part 1)

TDRS-K’s objective is described as 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: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

Even the girls launch TDRSes, astronaut Mike Mullane […]

Ordnance Issue Prompts Delay of TDRS-K Satellite Launch

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

The launch […]