TDRS-6 in space

TDRS-6 in space

TDRS-6 is the sixth satellite in the first generation of TDRS spacecraft. As of January 13, 2018, it is fifteen years beyond its planned mission life. Since being launched by the Space Shuttle Endeavour, TDRS-6 has not only transmitted stunning images of the universe from the Hubble Space Telescope to Earth, but has also delivered pictures, television, voice, and data from the International Space Station.

TRW, now known as Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, CA, built the first seven satellites as a subcontractor to the Space Communications Company in the 1980s and early 1990s.

TDRS is part of the Space Network, and has been an integral part to supporting many missions.

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