NASA Tracking Station, Kauai, Hawaii, 1965

NASA Tracking Station, Kauai, Hawaii, 1965


Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

NASA B-65-885, caption on verso

A close up shot of the station’s acquisition aid antenna which acts as the eyes of the tracking station. Possessing a very wide acquisition beam, this antenna detects the spacecraft’s radio signals as it comes over the horizon and provides space positioning information to the radar’s for pointing and tracking accuracy.

Condition: mint

About Hawaii’s role in NASA’s history here.

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