RadomeThree satellite communication ground stations were designed and manufactured by the Marconi Company for the Ministry of Aviation.

Satellite DishThe first was erected at SRDE for receiving and sending military communications under the Anglo/American Initial Defence Communication Satellite Project, 1966. The 40ft diameter dish aerial was mounted in a 60ft high nylon radome, together with the transmitter and part of the control and communications equipment. The remainder of the equipment was housed in a number of transportable containers, and the complete station was able to be transported by air in the form of major sub-units.

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