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Boeing Gets NASA Consent to Store 6th Satellite for Tracking, Data Relay Constellation

Boeing Gets NASA Consent to Store 6th Satellite for Tracking, Data Relay Constellation - top government contractors - best government contracting event

TDRSBoeing has received consent from NASA to store a tracking and data relay satellite at the company's facility in El Segundo, Calif. following the completion of work to build the satellite in 2015.

TDRS-M is the sixth satellite Boeing built for NASA's TDRS constellation that is designed to help the space agency meet high-bandwidth communications requirements of low-Earth orbit spacecraft, Boeing said Tuesday.

The TDRS constellation supports NASA missions such as the International Space Station, Earth Observing System and Hubble Space Telescope; as well as launch vehicles and human space flight missions.

NASA plans to launch the sixth satellite onboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket in 2017.

TDRS-M is part of the second block of three TDRS satellites.

NASA launched the second block's first two Boeing-built satellites ““ TDRS-K and TDRS-L ““ in 2013 and 2014.

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Written by Jane Edwards

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