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Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K, enclosed in its payload fairing, passes through the Launch Complex 39 area and Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center as it travels from the Astrotech payload processing facility to its launch site.
Earth’s Bridge to Space

By Stefano Coledan   Two months shy of the thirtieth anniversary of the first Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) launch, the eleventh in this group of NASA spacecraft successfully flew into orbit January 30, 2013, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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