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NASA's New Comsat: TDRS-K Spacecraft in Photos

TDRS-K Spacecraft in Hangar

NASA/Jim Grossmann

The TDRS-K spacecraft stands inside a processing hangar in Titusville, Fla., awaiting packaging for launch into orbit 22,300 miles above Earth.

Artist Concept of the TDRS-K Spacecraft

The Boeing Co.

An artist concept of the TDRS-K spacecraft in orbit with its assortment of antennas and a pair of solar arrays to provide electricity.

TDRS-K Spacecraft Inside Payload

NASA/Tim Jacobs

Technicians inspect the payload fairing placed over NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-K, inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Technicians Work on TDRS-K Spacecraft

NASA/Tim Jacobs

Technicians move the second half of the payload fairing into place over NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-K, inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This image was released Jan. 16, 2013.

TDRS-K Spacecraft Inside Astrotech Payload

NASA/Frankie Martin

NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-K, stands inside one half of the payload fairing as the spacecraft is encapsulated inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This image was released Jan. 16, 2013.

Technicians Work on NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite

NASA/Frankie Martin

NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-K, stands inside one half of the payload fairing as the spacecraft is encapsulated inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This image was released Jan. 16, 2013.

Technicians Move Half of TDRS-K Spacecraft Payload

NASA/Frankie Martin

Technicians move one half of the payload fairing into place over NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-K, inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Inside the Astrotech Payload

NASA/Jim Grossmann

Inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla. near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-K, is being checked out prior to being encapsulated in the nose faring. This image was released Jan. 16, 2013.

TDRS-K Payload Checked Out

NASA/Jim Grossmann

In the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla. near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the payload faring for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-K, has been checked out and awaits the arrival of the TDRS-K. This image was released Jan. 16, 2013.

Technicians who Worked on TDRS-K Spacecraft

NASA/Frankie Martin

Technicians who moved one half of the payload fairing into place over NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-K, pose inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This image was released Jan. 16, 2013.

Technicians Move Payload of TDRS-K Spacecraft

NASA/Frankie Martin

Technicians move one half of the payload fairing into place over NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-K, inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This image was released Jan. 16, 2013.

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