Launch Delayed…

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The launch of NASA’s TDRS-K Tracking and Data Relay Satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is being rescheduled to Jan. 30. The launch window is 8:48 to 9:28 p.m. EST, a duration of 40 minutes.

The one-day postponement allows technicians additional time to replace an Ordnance Remote Control Assembly (ORCA) that gave an anomalous signal indication prior to planned ordnance connections.

The standard Launch Readiness Review is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28. At the conclusion of this review, the go is given for the Atlas V rollout to the launch pad. The prelaunch news conference will then be held at 1 p.m. Rollout is targeted for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Launch coverage on NASA Television and the web will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 30 (

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