ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE TO SPEED UP SPACE-BASED DATA

NASA is ready to launch the third advanced Tracking and
Data Relay Satellites, named TDRS-J, which will have the
ability to transfer data 5,000 times faster than a
computer’s 56K modem, transmit near real-time audio and
high-resolution digital video from Earth-orbiting spacecraft
and provide tracking services for expendable launch
vehicles.

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