NASA delays satellite launch to replace damaged antenna

NASA is postponing the launch of one of its communications satellites after an antenna on the vehicle was somehow damaged during mission preparations over a week ago. That satellite is the TDRS-M, for Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, and it was scheduled to launch on August 3rd from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on top of an Atlas V rocket made by the United Launch Alliance. But now, NASA, ULA, and Boeing — the manufacturer of the satellite — are trying to figure out a new time to launch the probe in August, so the satellite’s antenna can be replaced before then. Some extra time is needed to replace the antenna The TDRS-M satellite is meant to join a whole fleet of other TDRS satellites already in space that make up part of NASA’s “Space... Continue reading…

NASA delays satellite launch to replace damaged antenna

NASA has delayed the launch of a major communications satellite by more than two weeks to replace a damaged antenna.

Thu 27 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Mon 24 Jul 17 from The Verge

Mishap to Delay Launch of NASA Communications Satellite

NASA announced July 21 that the launch of a communications satellite previously scheduled for early August will be postponed to replace an antenna damaged during launch preparations.

Mon 24 Jul 17 from SPACE.com

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