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12/07/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2021 05:18

LCRD Is On Its Way!

The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission has successfully launched, completed three Centaur engine burns, and is on its way! The Department of Defense's (DOD) Space Test Program 3 (STP-3) mission sent two satellites including the Space Test Program Satellite-6 (STPSat-6) spacecraft, which hosted two NASA payloads - LCRD and the NASA-U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Ultraviolet Spectro-Coronagraph (UVSC) - to space. STPSat-6 is scheduled to separate from Centaur into geosynchronous orbit in about 6 hours.