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Fraser
2012-Nov-02, 02:30 PM
Caption: ESA’s giant MalargŁe tracking station Credits: ESA/S. Marti To keep in contact with an ever growing armada of spacecraft ESA has developed a tracking station network called ESTRACK. This is a worldwide system of ground stations providing links between satellites in orbit and ESA’s Operations Control Centre (ESOC) located in Darmstadt, Germany. The core [...]

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publiusr
2012-Nov-03, 05:38 PM
It takes big infrastructure, certainly, to have any footing in space.