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Test radar installed in Spain
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- Title Test radar installed in Spain
- Released 15/10/2012 2:59 pm
- Copyright ESA
A new radar designed to test methods for finding orbital debris that can be hazardous to space navigation has been installed in Spain. The radar will be used to develop future debris warning services, helping boost safety for European satellite operators.
Following an 18-month design and development phase, the radar was installed near Santorcaz, about 30 km from Madrid, with the first series of acceptance and validation tests are scheduled to begin in mid-November 2012.