Welcome to the Wikiestrack Wiki
For the 40th anniversary of ESTRACK, this site is available to collect the history and to help preparing the event. All those who participated along the years are most welcome to share their knowledge and photos.
ESTRACK GENERAL HISTORY
A History of the European Space Agency
The two volumes are published by the ESA Publications Division (ESTEC, P.O. Box 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands)
The following two pages contain extracts relevant to ESTRACK.
Prior to ESTRACK, ESRO built three stations, that was the ESTRACK pre-history time.
ESTRACK is the ESA Tracking Network. This page intends to recall the capability and the history of the stations.
The following stations belong to the ESTRACK network:
- Carnarvon (Moved to Perth in 1986)
- Kiruna station (KIR1, KIR2)
- Kourou station (KRU)
- Malindi Station (MAL)
- Maspalomas station (MSP)
- Odenwald station (ODN) (closed in 1998)
- Perth station (PER)
- Redu station (RED)
- Villafranca station (VIL-1 , VIL-2, VIL-4)
Deep Space Network
- Cebreros station: Deep-Space 2 (CEB)
- Malargüe station: Deep-Space 3 (MLG)
- New-Norcia station: Deep-Space 1 (NNO-1, NNO-2)
ESTRACK Control Center
The ESTRACK Control Center, located at ESOC is in charge of scheduling the use of ESTRACK as well as third parties support, centralising at ESOC the support for all missions.
Further information can be found on the ECC page.
Support to ESTRACK
The following page summarizes the caracteristics of each ESTRACK station.