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Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex - Mojave Desert, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gryffindor3
N 35° 25.600 W 116° 53.400
11S E 509985 N 3920366
Quick Description: The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex uses satellites to see what is in our galaxy.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/7/2009 5:07:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM7VHA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
Views: 4

Long Description:
From Wikipedia: "The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex (GDSCC) — commonly called the Goldstone Observatory — is located in California's Mojave Desert (USA). Operated by ITT Corporation for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, its main purpose is to track and communicate with space missions. It includes the Pioneer Deep Space Station, which is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. The current observatory is part of NASA's Deep Space Network. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is one of just three in the world; the others being the Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex and the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.

Goldstone antennas have also been used as sensitive radio telescopes for such scientific investigations as: mapping quasars and other celestial radio sources; radar mapping planets, the Moon, comets and asteroids; spotting comets and asteroids with the potential to impact earth; and the search for ultra-high energy neutrino interactions in the moon by using large-aperture radio antennas."
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