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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Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) is a system which can provide service of data relaying, continuous tracking, and TT&C (telemetry, tracking, and command) for the spacecrafts of LEO (Low Earth Orbit) and MEO (Middle Earth Orbit) and also between spacecrafts and ground stations.
Data will be downlinked through NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System to the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center's Precipitation Processing Center in Greenbelt, Md., where it will be processed and distributed over the Internet.
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. One hour and 46 minutes later, the 3.45 tonne satellite designed to work for 15 years separated from the second stage of the rocket, NASA tweeted.
In addition, six space shuttle missions have carried a dozen Harris-developed, unfurlable S- and Ku-band antennas into orbit as part of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).
For example, NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) has been the premier space-based data relay system for a wide variety of users.
Columbia controls and operates the commercial C-Band capacity on board two satellites in NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).
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.
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).
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.
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