Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Building Malargüe Station

Time-compressed video compiled from hourly webcam images showing the construction of ESA's 35m deep-space ground tracking station at Malargüe, Argentina, in 2010. Scenes include ground breaking, construction of the base and rotating antenna support module, assembling the giant parabolic reflector dish, lifting the dish into place and final stages of pre-commissioning. The station was formally inaugurated in December 2012.

Video credit: ESA

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