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Boeing Data Satellite Completes On-Orbit Tests; Craig Crooning Comments

Boeing Data Satellite Completes On-Orbit Tests; Craig Crooning Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BoeingLogo1 EbizBoeing has completed on-orbit tests for the first of a new group of satellites designed to link data communications between NASA control centers and spacecraft.

The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite system has been turned over to the space agency, Boeing said Tuesday.

A second TDRS satellite underwent performance testing and will be transported to Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of a scheduled 2014 launch.

“These state-of-the-art satellites represent a major step forward in improving high-resolution image, video, voice and data transmission,” said Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing space and intelligence systems segment.

NASA recently wrapped up a design review of Boeing’s third satellite in the new TDRS constellation, which is scheduled for launch in 2015.

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is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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