Story: Southland region

Space tracking station, Awarua

Space tracking station, Awarua

Formerly New Zealand's main radio receiving station, Awarua is a site for upper-atmosphere research. Two kilometres away, a European Space Agency tracking station was first used in 2008. This dish was brought in for the launch and then taken away, but a permanent satellite ground station was later installed by Venture Southland.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Transport, power and other advances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015