NASA’s TDRS satellite damaged weeks before Atlas V launch from Cape Canaveral

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A NASA communications satellite slated for an August launch atop an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral was damaged last Friday, according to the agency.

NASA said an antenna on the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-M, spacecraft was damaged at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville during closeout activities. A NASA official did not provide additional details on the nature of incident at the processing facility, but did say teams were still targeting August 3 for the launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Officials from NASA and spacecraft manufacturer Boeing are reviewing the incident and the flight schedule in the event of a delay.

NASA’s TDRS network supports space communications. The satellites transmit data to and from the ground for missions and launch vehicles, allowing scientists, engineers and managers to communicate with spacecraft such as the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope.

The last TDRS mission, named TDRS-L, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on an Atlas V rocket in January 2014.

Contact Emre Kelly at [email protected] or 321-242-3715. Follow him on Twitter at  and on Facebook at .

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