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Launch Photos: NASA's TDRS-L Satellite Streaks Into Space

TDRS-L Suspended

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Vertical Integration Facility at Launch Complex 41, NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-L, spacecraft is lifted for mounting atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Jan. 13, 2014.

TDRS-L: Atlas V and Centaur

NASA/Charisse Nahser

At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41, a Centaur second stage is lifted for stacking atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will be used to boost the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-L, spacecraft to orbit.

TDRS-L Enclosed in Payload Fairing

NASA/Daniel Casper

The TDRS-L spacecraft is being encapsulated in its payload fairing in preparation for begin transported to Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan. 8, 2014.

TDRS-L: Atlas V First Stage Goes Vertical

NASA/Charisse Nahser

Dec. 13, 2013 - The first stage of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is lifted for stacking in the Vertical Integration Facility at Launch Complex 41. The vehicle will be used to boost the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-L, spacecraft to orbit.

TDRS-L Launch Preps Continue

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

Members of the news media are given an up-close look at the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-L, spacecraft undergoing preflight processing inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville on Jan. 3, 2014.

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