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Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) Characteristics
January 25, 2013

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All first and second generation TDRS carry functionally identical payloads.

Satellite Capabilities
› First Generation
› Second Generation
› Third Generation

 
Title Weight (kg)
*at liftoff with fuel
Length (meters)
*fully deployed
Power
(watts)
Designed mission life
(years)
TDRS-A (TDRS-1) 2268.0 17.4 long by 12.9 wide 1700 10
TDRS-B 2200.0 - - 10
TDRS-C (TDRS-3) 2224.9 17.3 long by 14.2 wide 1700 10
TDRS-D (TDRS-4) 2108.0 17.3 long by 14.2 wide 1700 10
TDRS-E (TDRS-5) 2108.0 17.3 long by 14.2 wide 1700 10
TDRS-F (TDRS-6) 2108.0 17.3 long by 14.2 wide 1700 10
TDRS-G (TDRS-7) 2108.0 17.3 long by 14.2 wide 1700 10
TDRS-H (TDRS-8) 3196.8 21.0 long by 13.1 wide 2300 11
TDRS-I (TDRS-9) 3196.8 21.0 long by 13.1 wide 2300 11
TDRS-J (TDRS-10) 3196.8 21.0 long by 13.1 wide 2300 11
TDRS-K (TDRS-11) 3770.0
*estimated
21.0 long by 13.1 wide 2200 11
TDRS-L 3770.0
*estimated
21.0 long by 13.1 wide 2200 11
TDRS-M 3770.0
*estimated
21.0 long by 13.1 wide 2200 11
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TDRS-K, L, M satellites
TDRS-K, L, M satellites
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