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Atlas V/TDRS-L Launch

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:48 AM


TDRS-L Countdown Underway

At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands ready to boost NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-L, spacecraft to Earth orbit.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:24 AM


Liftoff of TDRS-L

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-L, spacecraft to Earth orbit. Liftoff was at 9:33 p.m. EST.

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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:45 PM


TDRS-L Spacecraft Separation

One hour, 46 minutes after launch, NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-L, spacecraft separated from its Centaur upper stage. Liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket took place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 at 9:33 p.m. EST.

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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:29 PM


NASA Launch Director Comments on TDRS-L Liftoff

NASA Launch Director Tim Dunn and George Diller of Kennedy Space Center Public Affairs, discuss the liftoff of the agency's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-L, spacecraft atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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