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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 28° 31.499′ N, 80° 40.883′ W. Marker is near Merritt Island, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Nasa Parkway West (State Road 405) east of Government Road, on the right when traveling east. It is at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merritt Island FL 32953, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saturn V (approx. 0.2 miles away); John H. Sams Homestead (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Merritt Island & Community CemeteryLaunch Complex 34 (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Addison/Ellis Canal (approx. 7.4 miles away); Titusville Florida (approx. 7.6 miles away); Launch Complex 39 Launch Record (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merritt Island.
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,607 times since then and 180 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on July 25, 2009, by Chuck Mulligan of Jupiter, Florida.