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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station a rocket is raised to a vertical position for its lift up the launch tower.

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At Launch Complex 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, a Lockheed Martin Atlas Centaur IIA (AC-144) rocket is raised to a vertical position for its lift up the launch tower . The rocket will be used in the launch of TDRS-J, scheduled for Nov. 20. The third in a series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-J will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also provides communications with the International Space Station and scientific spacecraft in low-Earth orbit such as the Hubble Space Telescope. This new advanced series of satellites will extend the availability of TDRS communications services until about 2017.

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  • Title: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station a rocket is raised to a vertical position for its lift up the launch tower.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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