Thursday, February 15, 2007

A New US Space Base in Australia

The US government signed a pact with Australia Feb. 14 to use an existing Australian intelligence base at Geraldton, north of Perth, as a ground station for a Pentagon voice-band communication network called Mobile User Objective System.

I write a blog for EE Times in which I provided a recap of US space bases in Australia, MUOS and similar systems, and the danger of a new Pine Gap flap. Rather than repeat it all here, I'll just send you to my other blog entry. It's important to keep track of these basing agreements as they arise.

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