Google+ SpaceTravelFoundation: Successful lift-off from Cape Canaveral of Atlas 5 carrying TDRS-L satellite

January 24, 2014

Successful lift-off from Cape Canaveral of Atlas 5 carrying TDRS-L satellite

Dear followers,



Last night, the rocket ATLAS V 401 with its payload TDRS-L performed its lift-off from the launch pad Station Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida at 9:33pm EDT (2:33 GMT 24th).

Enjoy the video of the space launch :


Credit: +NASA 


The payload of the rocket is the TDRS-L (Tracking and Data Relay Satellites) satellite of the third generation. The TDRS satellites are operated by +NASA , and are used for communication between NASA facilities and spacecraft including the Space Shuttle, Hubble Space Telescope, and International Space Station.