Technicians inspect TDRS-E

TRW technicians inspect TDRS-E before it was shipped to Cape Canaveral to begin launch preparations. NASA's TDRS system provides more productive use of space by supplying nearly continuous communications between satellites and the Space Shuttles in low earth orbit and the Earth.  The TDRS system's high data rates and number of antennas allow it to track up to 26 satellites at a time., Credit Line: TRW Photographic Services, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: TRW technicians inspect TDRS-E before it was shipped to Cape Canaveral to begin launch preparations. NASA's TDRS system provides more productive use of space by supplying nearly continuous communications between satellites and the Space Shuttles in low earth orbit and the Earth. The TDRS system's high data rates and number of antennas allow it to track up to 26 satellites at a time.
Subject(s): Equipment and supplies
Satellite
Credit Line: TRW Photographic Services, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: Satellite F1