Satellite ground station, Sweden

Satellite ground station, Sweden

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Credit: LAURENT DOUEK/LOOK AT SCIENCES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Satellite ground station, Sweden, aerial photograph. This is a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite ground station, located within the Arctic Circle, near Salmijaervi in northern Sweden. This satellite ground station is equipped with a large antenna, 15 metres in diameter. This is used to receive S-band and X-band signals from the earth observation satellites Envisat and ERS-2. The station is also able to send commands to the satellites.

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