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Launch Services Program
Launch Date: Jan. 23
Launch Time: 9:33 p.m. EST
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
An Atlas V rocket lifted off at 9:33 p.m. EST on Jan. 23 to carry the TDRS-L communications satellite into orbit. The flames from the RD-180 engine lit up the clear night sky around Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The TDRS-L will operate as part of NASA's critical communications network in space that allows data and commands to flow between ground stations and spacecraft orbiting Earth.
Launch Services Program Updates
This fact sheet provides an overview of Kennedy's role in the Launch Services Program, the vehicle fleet and some of the program's historic missions.
Here you'll find all the details about the missions that have already launched this year and in years past.