NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

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2017/08/18 | 143 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | SPACE

NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth.The $408 million Boeing-made Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) soared into space atop an Atlas V rocket that launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:29 am (1229 GMT).The satellite will "support critical space communication into the mid-2020s," NASA said in a statement.The satellite will facilitate space-to-ground communication for...(…)

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