Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System


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Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System

[¦trak·iŋ an ¦dad·ə ¦rē‚lā ′sad·ə·‚līt ‚sis·təm]
(communications)
A system providing telecommunication services between low-earth-orbiting user spacecraft and user control centers; it consists of a series of geostationary spacecraft and an earth terminal located at White Sands, New Mexico. Abbreviated TDRSS.
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The TDRS-L rocket blasted off at 9:33 pm (0233 GMT Friday) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on its way to become the 11th member of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.
NASA engineers were sent to a tracking and data relay satellite system ground station in New Mexico to collect data acquired by ground computers after communications were lost with Columbia.
NASA uses the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) for relaying messages to and from low-orbit satellites such as the space telescope.
Further expansion on these services will be provided by RCA in support of the operation of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) in 1982.
Recent innovations include High Data Rate X-Band Payload Modulators and Transmitters, Spacecraft Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) compatible S-Band Transmitters for launch vehicles, tracking, telemetry and command (TT&C) transponders incorporating state-of-the-art radio frequency (RF) and digital circuitry.
Now, for the first time, astronomers have linked earth-based radiotelescopes with a receiver on an orbiting satellite, a member of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite system, and successfully observed three quasars with a resolution of detail greater than that of any solely terrestrial combination of telescopes.
General Dynamics also uses VEE Pro to test another transponder product line for near-Earth satellites that use the tracking and data relay satellite system (TDRSS) and ground network S-Band signals.
Columbia presently has title to COLUMBIA-515 as well as control and operation of the commercial C-Band capacity on board two satellites in NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).
Columbia controls and operates the commercial C-Band capacity on board two satellites in NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).
Columbia has title to COLUMBIA-515 as well as control and operation of the commercial C-Band capacity on board two satellites in NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).
Columbia controls and operates the commercial C-Band capacity on board three satellites in NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).
The backbone of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS), the TDRS satellites serve, in effect, as "geosynchronous ground stations" for Space Shuttles and low-Earth orbiting satellites.
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