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Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) Third Generation Capabilities
August 23, 2013

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Capabilities Include:

Multiple Access Antenna

  • 32 receive antenna elements
  • 15 transmit antenna elements
  • S-band communications
  • Left Hand Circular (LHC) polarization

Solar Panels (2)

Space-to-Ground Link Antenna

  • White Sands Complex (WSC)/Guam Remote Ground Terminal (GRGT)-TDRS uplink/downlink
  • Perpendicular, linear polarization

Single Access Antenna (2)

  • Tri-frequency communications
    • S-band
    • Ku-band
    • Ka-band

Forward Omni Antenna

  • S-band Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (TT&C)

AFT Omni Antenna

  • S-band Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (TT&C)

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Capabilities of the third generation TDRS
Capabilities of the third generation TDRS
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TDRS-K launch
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TDRS-L
TDRS-L
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Page Last Updated: February 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Thuy Mai