Mercury satellite communications ground station

Mercury satellite communications ground station

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Credit: MARTIN BOND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Satellite ground station. The dishes transmit and receive telephone conversations to communications satellites in orbit about the Earth. The satellites relay the signals to similar ground stations around the globe. This installation is the Whitehill Satellite Communications Centre. It is operated by Mercury Communications as part of their telephone network in Britain. It is situated in a disused quarry near Enslow in Oxfordshire, England.

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Keywords: communication, communications, dish receiver, mercury communications, satellite communication, satellite dish, satellite receiving station, technology, whitehill satellite ground stn

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