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Argentina moves forward in installation of observation station in Antarctica

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two six-meter diameter parabolic antennas will be mounted on two-meter high metal structures at the Belgrano II Antarctic base, the southernmost of the Argentine sites on the continent, from where they will double the capacity of the National Commission of Space Activities (Conae) to operate Argentine earth observation satellites and access the data they produce.

The future Belgrano II ground station will be one of the closest tracking, telemetry and telecommand (TT&C) and satellite mission science data download facilities to the Earth's poles, which, in addition to multiplying the access capacity . . .

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