New ground station increases data collection
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 75, Issue 14, page 163, 5 April 1994
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1994), New ground station increases data collection, Eos Trans. AGU, 75(14), 163–163, doi:10.1029/94EO00854.(
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NASA has opened a new, remote ground station called the GRO Remote Terminal System in Tidbinbilla, Australia, to retrieve scientific data from the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory via a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) that is positioned over the Indian Ocean.
The $500 million Compton Gamma Ray Observatory was launched in 1991. The decision was made to build the ground station and devote a TDRS to the observatory after its tape recorders failed, restricting the transmission of scientific data to real time only.