Near Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
SATAN Tracking Antenna
In service from 1964 until 1979 the SATAN Antenna supported the tracking of over sixty weather or scientific satellites.
These satellites resulted in our present understanding of weather, earth resources, planetary and interplanetary phenomena.
Location. 28° 31.499′ N, 80° 40.883′ W. Marker is near Merritt Island, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Nasa Parkway West (Florida Route 405) east of Government Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. It is at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Marker is in this post office area: Merritt Island FL 32953, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Launch Complex 34 (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Addison/Ellis Canal (approx. 7.4 miles away); Complex 14 (approx. 8.1 miles away); Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 9 miles away).
Regarding SATAN Tracking Antenna. SATAN stands for Satellite Automatic Tracking Antenna Network. This antenna was once one of many in the network. It was re-erected here at the visitors center as a museum piece.
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