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TDRS-M Spacecraft Lift & Mate

NASA/Kim Shiflett2017-08-09

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A crane is used to lift the payload fairing containing NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. TDRS-M will be stacked atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V Centaur upper stage. TDRS-M will be the latest spacecraft destined for the agency's constellation of communications satellites that allows nearly continuous contact with orbiting spacecraft ranging from the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope to the array of scientific observatories. Liftoff atop the ULA Atlas V rocket is scheduled for Aug. 18, 2017.

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  • Title: TDRS-M Spacecraft Lift & Mate
  • Creator: NASA/Kim Shiflett
  • Date Created: 2017-08-09
  • Location: VIF, Pad 41
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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