IV&V Intern Sebastian Reger

Hello. I am Sebastian Reger. I come from Buckhannon, a small town in central West Virginia with not even 6,000 residents. After graduating from high school, I sought to keep doors open for the future and pursue my interests in problem solving/technology. This kept me nearby at West Virginia University. Read full post

Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm on NASA IV&V Matters

NASA's Newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Arrives in Orbit

The constellation of satellites charged with maintaining critical communications between NASA's Space Network and Earth-orbiting spacecraft is about to be expanded by one. Joining the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) System is TDRS-M, the third and final in a series of third-generation TDRS spacecraft that have taken their places in Read full post

Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm on Kennedy Space Center

NASA's Newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Arrives in Orbit

The constellation of satellites charged with maintaining critical communications between NASA's Space Network and Earth-orbiting spacecraft is about to be expanded by one. Joining the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) System is TDRS-M, the third and final in a series of third-generation TDRS spacecraft that have taken their places in Read full post

Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm on TDRS-M

Station Crew Ends Week Preparing for Eclipse 2017

The Expedition 52 crew wrapped up a busy week on Friday with more science work, cargo unloading and cleanup after a Russian spacewalk on Thursday. They are also busy preparing for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on Monday with the chance at several unique views of the event. The crew participated Read full post

Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 10:59 am on Space Station

Spacecraft Separation!

Spacecraft separation! TDRS-M is free of the Centaur upper stage following this morning's climb to orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket that lifted off at 8:29 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Read full post

Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 10:24 am on TDRS-M

Main Engine Cutoff

MECO2 - the Centaur has finished its second burn, starting a five-minute coast prior to spacecraft separation. Read full post

Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 10:19 am on TDRS-M

Centaur Burn Underway

Ignition and full thrust on the RL10. Chamber pressures look good. Read full post

Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 10:17 am on TDRS-M

Two Minutes until Centaur Burn

The final Centaur burn is coming up in two minutes. This will be a one-minute burn of the Centaur's RL10 engine. Read full post

Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 10:15 am on TDRS-M

Coast Phase Continues

There are approximately 15 minutes remaining in the coast phase. The Centaur upper stage and TDRS-M spacecraft remain attached in anticipation of one final burn by the Centaur's main engine. The flight has gone smoothly following liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 8:29 a.m. EDT from Read full post

Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 10:00 am on TDRS-M

Relive the Launch

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Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 9:35 am on TDRS-M