The European Space Agency plans an early 2013 introduction for its third deep-space tracking station near Malarque, Argentina. Equipped with a 35-meter dish antenna and super-cold, low-noise amplifiers, the site in the desert of the Mendoza province will complete a global network that includes the agency’s Deep Space Antenna-1 in New Norcia, Western Australia, and Deep Space Antenna-2 in Cebreros, Spain. The tracking network features use of a “delta Differential One-Way Ranging ...

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