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|The Usuda Deep Space Centre was established in Usuda Town, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, in 1984, as an affiliated facility of the former Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).|
The Centre sends command operations and receives data from the recent Hayabusa space probe.
The remote location of the Centre was chosen carefully to reduce noise from towns, allowing for the rec...
|The three NASA Deep Space Network bases, in Goldstone, Madrid and Canberra. Image overlay for Madrid.||10/07/2005||913|
|Not the worlds most exciting shopping centre but it does have funky pyramid shapes sticking up out of the roof everywhere and it is often the greenest thing during Canberra's droughts.||09/17/2005||282|
|This is the Science and Technology Centre in Canberra. The building has a round turret in the middle which looks pretty cool. The exhibits inside are all about educating the general public about science and technology. Quite a fun building to play in for a day. If you are visiting Canberra, this is a must see.||09/16/2005||315|
|The Satish Dhawan Space Centre, located in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, in India, is the launch centre for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The centre is roughly 100 kilometres north of Chennai in South India.|
Originally the site was called the Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR), and became operational in October 1971.
The facility now consists of two launch pad...
|The Uchinoura Space Centre (USC) launches sounding rockets and scientific satellites and manages tracking and data.|
An observation deck for launch experiments is open to the public.
The area of USC, 71 ha in total, are mostly hilly. Facilities for launching rockets, telemetry, tracking and command stations for rockets and satellites, and optical observation posts are on site, all ...
|The Telstra Tower in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra as well as serving as one of the best landmarks, provides vital communication facilities for the city. Situated atop Black Mountain and rising a further 195 metres above the summit, this modern structure offers panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside.|
The tower was opened in 1980 and as well as providing...
|European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands; part of the European Space Agency (ESA)||12/28/2005||543|
|Menwith Hill is the worlds largest monitoring communications station and is situated just outside Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK. Its official title is R.A.F Menwith Hill which is misleading since it is actually run by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and known as Spy Station F83 .|
The official cover story is that it is an all-civilian base and is a Department of Defence communica...
|It's the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) which is localisated in Germany, in Darmstadt.||12/31/2005||416|
|China's launch site for geosynchronous orbit launches. Xichang Satellite Launch Centre is situated in Xichang, Sichuan Province, south-western China. The head office of the launch centre is located in Xichang City, about 65 kilometres away. Xichang Airport is 50 km away. A dedicated railway and highway lead directly to the launch site. The Technical Centre is equipped for testing and integrati...||08/08/2005||389|
|Ariane launching site.
Editor's note: Fairly low-res image, and cloud cover obscures much detail.
Additional info (Wikipedia): Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana, some 40 km northwest of the capital Cayenne. The Centre Spatial Guyanais (Guiana Space Centre), where the European Space Agency starts missions, is located outside the town. Kourou was formerly...