Thursday, January 23, 2014

TDRS‬-L launch from the streets of Cape Canaveral

A major commercial space announcement (Sierra Nevada Corp. announced their Dream Chaser Program Expansion), MVP at our softball game, free brew (at our team sponsor's Dottys Bar) and the ‪‎TDRS‬-L launch from the streets of Cape Canaveral. A normal space coast Thursday!

TDRS-L rises from behind Dottys Bar in Cape Canaveral

The official stats:
Jan. 23/24 Atlas 5  •  TDRS L
Launch window: 0233 GMT on 24th (9:33 p.m. EST on 23rd)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-043, launched the TDRS L communications and data relay satellite for NASA. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) connects mission control with the International Space Station and other orbiting satellites. The rocket flew in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. See our Mission Status Center. [Jan. 23]


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