SP-4012 NASA HISTORICAL DATA BOOK: VOLUME III
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS 1969-1978
 
 

Figure 6-7. NASA's Goldstone Space Communications Station in southern California's Mojave Desert was the site of the largest collection of NASA tracking and data acquisition equipment.

 

Figure 6-7. NASA's Goldstone Space Communications Station in southern California's Mojave Desert was the site of the largest collection of NASA tracking and data acquisition equipment. In addition to the Mojave STADAN station (14-m antenna) and the Apollo station (26-m antenna), there were four deep space stations at this location: Mars (64-m antenna), Pioneer (26-m antenna), Echo (26-m antenna), and Venus (9- and 34-m antennas). These. facilities were built on a 176-square-kilometer plot of land leased by NASA from DoD. The station was managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


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