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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Tucked inside a Pegasus XL rocket, attached to the under belly of this Orbital Stargazer L-1011 aircraft, the HESSI spacecraft is being carried approximately 113 nautical miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral to an altitude of about 39,000 feet for release. During its planned two-year mission HESSI will study the secrets of how solar flares are produced in the Sun's atmosphere. Launch of HESSI in mid-air over the Atlantic Ocean is scheduled for 3:26 p.m. EST
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-I (TDRS-I) rests on a workstand in the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-2 (SAEF-2) where it will undergo processing to prepare it for launch. The second in a new series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-I replenishes the existing on-orbit fleet of six spacecraft. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also provides communications with the International Space Station and scientific spacecraft in low-Earth orbit such as the Hubble Space Telescope. This new advanced series of satellites will extend the availability of TDRS communications services until about 2017. Launch of TDRS-I is scheduled for March 8 aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIA rocket from Pad 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
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