Press Release

TDRS-K Launch Now Set for Jan. 30

By SpaceRef Editor
January 23, 2013
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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2013) – The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) mission is being rescheduled to Jan. 30 at 8:48 p.m. at the opening of a 40-minute launch window. The one-day delay allows technicians additional time to replace an Ordnance Remote Control Assembly (ORCA) that demonstrated an anomalous signal prior to planned ordnance connections. The vehicle rollout to Space Launch Complex-41 will now occur Jan. 29 in preparation for launch.

Jessica Rye, APR
ULA Communications
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