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 (State Road 405) east of Government Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch 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. 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 Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); Launch Complex 34 (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Addison/Ellis Canal 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 (approx. 8.9 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,797 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 3. submitted on July 25, 2009, by Chuck Mulligan of Jupiter, Florida.