Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Abandoned Satellite Facility

Located in Maryland, this area was once a missile base until it was deactivated in 1962 as a functional missile silo.

From 1962 until 1993 the site was used by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Microwave Space Research Facility Program. Most of the existing structures were completed in 1967, and included a parabolic ­dish antenna, transmitters, and a low-noise receiving system.

In addition, the facility was also equipped fully for satellite tracking, data processing, and communications modulation experiments.

Amazing photos of what could be a bleak planet somewhere on the edge of our solar system. More pics after the JUMP.