NASA launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth. The $408 million Boeing-made Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) soared into space atop an Atlas V rocket that launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The satellite will support critical space communication into the mid-2020s. TDRS-M is the last of 13 such satellites that have been launched since 1983.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the full form of NASA.
- Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. is NASA Acting Administrator.
- NASA was established in 1958.
Source- The Hindu Business Line