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Eva Marie Denst

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I've been there!  Looks cool (pun intended) from Space!! 
#Technology Image of the Week: #Proba1 images #Svalbard ground station

Long shadows cast across the snow give a frosty view of the covered domes of Europe’s most northerly ground station, as seen by the smallest camera on ESA’s veteran Proba-1 minisatellite.

The Svalbard Satellite Station sits on the island of Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean. Operated by Kongsberg Satellite Services, it is the world’s largest commercial satellite ground station.

Located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard can track all 14 daily passes of polar-orbiting satellites, and has performed downlink duties for numerous ESA Earth-observing missions up to the present day.

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Credit: ESA
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