Near Earth Network (NEN) Map

NEN Map
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SSC/USN Hawaii
Commercial Facility
Location: South Point, Hawaii

The South Point facility supports two antennas, both 13 meters and transmitting S-band while receiving S-band and X-band. The facility also has X-band uplink capability.

SSC USN Hawaii
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SSC/USN Alaska
Commercial Facility
Location: North Pole, Alaska

The North Pole station, located in a suburb of Fairbanks, Alaska, supports four antennas transmitting in S-band and receiving in C-band and X-band.

SSC-USN Alaska, North Pole
Alaska Satellite Facility
NASA Facility
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

The University of Alaska Fairbanks operates three antennas on behalf of NASA, which primarily service polar-orbiting, Earth-imaging spacecraft.

Alaska Satellite Facility, Fairbanks
NOAA CDA Station
Partner Facility
Location: Gilmore Creek, Alaska

The NOAA station in Alaska provides command and data acquisition services as a backup site for other NEN stations.

NOAA CDA Station
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White Sands Complex
NASA Facility
Location: White Sands, New Mexico

The White Sands Complex contains an 18-meter antenna supporting several missions. It also has two VHF ground stations to support the International Space Station and Soyuz spacecraft. VHF transmits and receives voice only.

WSC
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Wallops Ground Station
NASA Facility
Location: Wallops Island, Virginia

The Wallops Ground Station includes four ground terminals, including two for VHF transmissions, and remote operations computers for remote monitoring of the McMurdo and White Sands antennas.

Wallops Ground Station
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Coming Soon: Kennedy Uplink Station
NASA Facility
Location: Merritt Island, Florida

The Kennedy Uplink Station provides pre-launch, ascent and orbital communications services. It has a single 6.1m S-band antenna. KUS provides bi-directional voice and data transmission between astronauts and mission control, as well as 20 Msps telemetry data rates.

Coming Soon: Ponce de Leon Station
NASA Facility
Location: New Smyrna, Florida

The Ponce de Leon Station provides pre-launch, ascent and orbital communications services. It has a single 6.1m S-band antenna. PDL provides bi-directional voice and data transmission between astronauts and mission control, as well as 20 Msps telemetry data rates. During launch support, PDL serves as a wing site to KUS to provide continuous communications with the vehicle during periods when the signal to KUS is obscured by rocket plume attenuation and unfavorable geometries.

Coming Soon: Tel-IV
Commercial Facility
Location: Merritt Island, Florida

The U.S. Air Force Tel-IV station provides pre-launch and ascent downlink services. It has three antennas. The NEN has installed advanced signal processing equipment to record 20 Msps telemetry data rates.

Coming Soon: Jonathan Dickinson Missile Tracking Annex (JDMTA)
NASA Facility
Jupiter, Florida

The U.S. Air Force JDMTA station provides pre-launch and ascent downlink services. It has five 15.2m antennas. The NEN has installed advanced signal processing equipment to record 20 Msps telemetry data rates.

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Coming Soon: Mobile Telemetry System at Bermuda
NASA Facility
Location: Cooper Island, Bermuda

The NASA Research Range Services Program provides pre-launch and ascent downlink services. It has a single 7.2m S-band antenna. The NEN has installed advanced signal processing equipment to record and provide near-real time distribution of 20 Msps telemetry data rates.

Bermuda
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SSC/Santiago Chile
Commercial Facility
Location: Santiago, Chile

The Santiago station contains two antennas that support the NEN, which provide tracking, telemetry and command services to a variety of spacecraft, transmitting and receiving S-band only.

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KSAT Antarctica
Commercial Facility
Location: Troll, Antarctica

The KSAT station in Troll, Antarctica, has two 7.3-meter antennas, which transmit S-band and receives S-band and X-band.

KSAT Troll Antartica
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McMurdo Ground Station
NASA Facility
Location: McMurdo Base, Antarctica

The NASA-operated McMurdo Ground Station in Antarctica contains one 10-meter antenna transmitting S-band and receiving S- and X-band. The McMurdo station also contains the McMurdo TDRS Relay Station, used to mitigate latency in data transmission between Antarctica and Goddard using the TDRS system.

McMurdo
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Kongsberg Satellite Service (KSAT)
Commercial Facility
Location: Svalbard, Norway

The Svalbard KSAT station is home to three antennas that support the NEN, two with 11-meter dishes and one with a 13-meter dish, transmitting at S-band and receiving S-band and X-band.

Norway
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Swedish Space Corp (SSC)
Commercial Facility
Location: Kiruna, Sweden

The Esrange Satellite Station in Kiruna contains two 13-meter antennas.

Sweeden
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SANSA Space Operations Ground Station
Commercial Facility
Location: Hartebeesthoek, South Africa

Communications antennas in Hartebeesthoek date back to the 1950s when NASA first established a ground station there. Today, SANSA’s antennas support polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites.

South Africa
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KSAT Singapore
Commercial Facility
Location: Singapore

The KSAT station in Singapore contains one 9-meter antenna transmitting S-band and receiving S-band and X-band.

Singapore
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SSC/USN Australia
Commercial Facility
Location: Dongara, Australia

The Dongara station supports two antennas, one 13 meters and the other 7.3. The larger transmits S-band while receiving S-band and X-band. The other is a high-powered X-band uplink.

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Commercial Facility

Location:

South Point,

Hawaii The South Point facility supports two antennas, both 13 meters and transmitting S-band while receiving S-band and X-band. The facility also has X-band uplink capability.

SSC USN Hawaii

SSC/USN Alaska

Commercial

Location:

North Pole, Alaska

The North Pole station, located in a suburb of Fairbanks, Alaska, supports four antennas transmitting in S-band and receiving in C-band and X-band.

SSC-USN Alaska, North Pole
Alaska Satellite Facility

NASA Facility

Location:

Fairbanks, Alaska

The University of Alaska Fairbanks operates three antennas on behalf of NASA, which primarily service polar-orbiting, Earth-imaging spacecraft.

Alaska Satellite Facility, Fairbanks
NOAA CDA Station

Partner Facility

Location:

Gilmore Creek, Alaska

The NOAA station in Alaska provides command and data acquisition services as a backup site for other NEN stations.

NOAA CDA Station

NASA Facility

Location:

White Sands, New Mexico

The White Sands Complex contains an 18-meter antenna supporting several missions. It also has two VHF ground stations to support the International Space Station and Soyuz spacecraft. VHF transmits and receives voice only.

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NASA Facility

Location:

Wallops Island, Virginia

The Wallops Ground Station includes four ground terminals, including two for VHF transmissions, and remote operations computers for remote monitoring of the McMurdo and White Sands antennas.

Wallops Ground Station

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NASA Facility

Location:

Merritt Island, Florida

The Kennedy Uplink Station provides pre-launch, ascent and orbital communications services. It has a single 6.1m S-band antenna. KUS provides bi-directional voice and data transmission between astronauts and mission control, as well as 20 Msps telemetry data rates.

Coming Soon:

Ponce de Leon Station

NASA Facility

Location:

New Smyrna, Florida

The Ponce de Leon Station provides pre-launch, ascent and orbital communications services. It has a single 6.1m S-band antenna. PDL provides bi-directional voice and data transmission between astronauts and mission control, as well as 20 Msps telemetry data rates. During launch support, PDL serves as a wing site to KUS to provide continuous communications with the vehicle during periods when the signal to KUS is obscured by rocket plume attenuation and unfavorable geometries.

Coming Soon:

Tel-IV

Commercial Facility

Location:

Merritt Island, Florida

The U.S. Air Force Tel-IV station provides pre-launch and ascent downlink services. It has three antennas. The NEN has installed advanced signal processing equipment to record 20 Msps telemetry data rates.

Coming Soon:

Jonathan Dickinson Missile Tracking Annex (JDMTA)

NASA Facility

Location:

Jupiter, Florida<

The U.S. Air Force JDMTA station provides pre-launch and ascent downlink services. It has five 15.2m antennas. The NEN has installed advanced signal processing equipment to record 20 Msps telemetry data rates.

Coming Soon:

NASA Facility

Location:

Cooper Island, Bermuda

NASA Research Range Services Program provides pre-launch and ascent downlink services. It has a single 7.2m S-band antenna. The NEN has installed advanced signal processing equipment to record and provide near-real time distribution of 20 Msps telemetry data rates.

Bermuda

Commercial Facility

Location:

Santiago, Chile

The Santiago station contains two antennas that support the NEN, which provide tracking, telemetry and command services to a variety of spacecraft, transmitting and receiving S-band only.

Chile

Commercial Facility

Location:

Troll, Antarctica

The KSAT station in Troll, Antarctica, has two 7.3-meter antennas, which transmit S-band and receives S-band and X-band.

KSAT Troll Antartica

NASA Facility

Location:

McMurdo Base,

The NASA-operated McMurdo Ground Station in Antarctica contains one 10-meter antenna transmitting S-band and receiving S- and X-band. The McMurdo station also contains the McMurdo TDRS Relay Station, used to mitigate latency in data transmission between Antarctica and Goddard using the TDRS system.

McMurdo

Commercial Facility

Location:

Svalbard, Norway

The Svalbard KSAT station is home to three antennas that support the NEN, two with 11-meter dishes and one with a 13-meter dish, transmitting at S-band and receiving S-band and X-band.

Norway

Commercial Facility

Location:

Kiruna, Sweden

The Esrange Satellite Station in Kiruna contains two 13-meter antennas.

Sweeden

Commercial Facility

Location:

Weilheim,

The Weilheim station provides two antennas that support the NEN, both 15 meters.

Germany

Commercial Facility

Location:

Hartebeesthoek, South Africa

Communications antennas in Hartebeesthoek date back to the 1950s when NASA first established a ground station there. Today, SANSA’s antennas support polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites.

South Africa

Commercial Facility

Location:

Singapore

The KSAT station in Singapore contains one 9-meter antenna transmitting S-band and receiving S-band and X-band.

Singapore

Commercial

Location:

Dongara, Australia

The Dongara station supports two antennas, one 13 meters and the other 7.3. The larger transmits S-band while receiving S-band and X-band. The other is a high-powered X-band uplink.

Austraila