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Site of ESA's Azores tracking station
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- Title Site of ESA's Azores tracking station
- Released 28/10/2005 12:13 pm
A platform and associated infrastructure is being set up on Santa Maria Island's Monte das Flores (Hill of Flowers)in the Azores to host an ESA mobile tracking station. This new station will be part of the network of tracking stations used to track launches from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The tracking station will come into service to track next year's launch to the International Space Station of ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) resupply vehicle, Jules Verne.