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TDRS 10 is an American (NASA), geostationary Tracking and Data Relay Satellite that was launched by an Atlas 2A rocket from Cape Canaveral at 14:42 UT on 5 December 2002, and soon reached its testing location at 150 deg-W longitude. It joins the currently operational fleet of six TDRSs which are used to relay data from many science-payload NASA satellites. The 3.2 tonne (with fuel), 1.7 kW, hexagonal, triaxially-stabilized TDRS 10 spacecraft's enhanced capability includes simultaneous coverage of five spacecraft at multiple frequencies and at a data rate of 800 megabits/s from its Ka-band transponders, 300 Mbps from its Ku-band, and 6 Mbps from its S-band transponders.

Alternate Names

  • 27566
  • TDRS 10
  • Tracking and Data Relay Satellite 10

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-12-05
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 2A
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Space Communications and Navigation Office (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office


Related Information/Data at NSSDCA


Other Sources of TDRS Information/Data

TDRS program

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