Svalbard: home to satellite tracking station

Set far within the Arctic circle, the midnight sun makes Svalbard the perfect location to witness the whole of the transit of Venus tonight. But did you know that this location is also home to the Svalbard Satellite Station complex? Operated by Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (KSAT), it is the only satellite station that can track all 14 daily passes of polar-orbiting satellites, which included ESA’s Envisat until the mission ended last month.

In this view, four domes of the tracking station are just visible.

Find out more here.

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