TDRS-L ready for launch


James Tutten / Valencia Voice

Working in conjunction with the other TDRS satellites, TDRS-L will convey signals, information and commands from ground controllers to the International Space Station and NASA’s diverse assortment of scientific satellites including the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Nasa is set to launch a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Thursday, Jan. 23 at the  Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

TDRS-L will become the 11th member of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System orbiting Earth aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

Liftoff is targeted for the opening of a 40-minute launch window at 9:05 p.m. tomorrow night.

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