OTC Earth Station - WA

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Position

DEG: -24.8702 113.70305
DMS: 24º 52' 12.72" S 113º 42' 10.98" E
UTM: 49 J 7246714mN 773116mE
Altitude: 34.36m

Description

Address & Contact

25 Mahony Ave
Brown Range WA 6701
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Information

The OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon was established to meet the need for more reliable and higher quality communications for NASA's Apollo Moon project. NASA contracted Australia's Overseas Telecommunications Commission (OTC) "to provide an earth station near Carnarvon, Western Australia to link the NASA tracking station in that area to the control centre in the USA",[1] also contracting the COMSAT Corporation to launch three Intelsat-2 communications satellites.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Carnarvon at 24/05:30pm WST
Distance from OTC Earth Station 3.86km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
27.4°C23.7°C58%18.4°C1007.4hPa0.0mmSW35km/hr
19knots
46km/hr
25knots

Closest Climatic Station

Carnarvon Airport
Distance from OTC Earth Station 3.86km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.332.531.629.126.223.422.323.024.426.027.629.3
Mean Min. °C22.523.422.119.114.912.310.911.613.816.418.620.6
Mean Rain mm12.320.616.213.934.947.345.318.05.65.34.15.7

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