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July 26th, 2012

Astrotech... Prepping For Next TDRS (Satellite)

Artistic rendition of NASA's TDRS-K/L satellite.
[SatNews] Astrotech Corporation, (Nasdaq:ASTC) and its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary (ASO) have been awarded by NASA a $2.0 million task order to provide...

...facilities and pre-launch processing services for the scheduled 2013 launch of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L). Last year, NASA awarded ASO a task order to provide pre-launch facilities and payload processing services for TDRS-K, scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in December of 2012. These third generation TDRS missions are the fourth and fifth satellites in the previously announced $12.5 million NASA indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with Astrotech Space Operations. Processing continues at ASO for NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) satellite, currently scheduled for an August 23, 2012, launch.