Incident With TDRS-M Might Delay Launch.

NASA has confirmed that there has been an incident at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, involving the TDRS-M space communications satellite. Space News 360 was the first to write about this accident on Friday

tdrs-m diagram

“NASA and Boeing are reviewing an incident that occurred during final spacecraft
closeout activities on the Tracking Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, on July 14, involving the Omni S-band antenna. The mission team is developing a plan to assess flight acceptance and the schedule forward. These additional activities are under evaluation for a planned TDRS-M launch August 3, 2017, on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.” – NASA 

Omni S-band antenna on the TDRS-m communications satellite.

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