Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System

Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System is a network of American communications satellites and ground stations used by NASA for space communications. The system was designed to replace an existing network of ground stations that had supported all of NASA's manned flight missions. The prime design goal was to increase the time spacecraft were in communication with the ground and improve the amount of data that could be transferred. Many Tracking and Data Relay Satellites were launched in the 1980s and 1990s with the Space Shuttle and made use of the Inertial Upper Stage, a two-stage solid rocket booster developed for the shuttle. Other TDRS were launched by Atlas IIa and Atlas V rockets.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Populpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136267047
  • 9786136267043