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skelly
07-30-2015, 04:25 AM
I think I can piece together what I need during the years that this site was active, what I am looking for is some information on what happened to the site after it was shut down in 1975. Anyone visited this area and seen the place in the last 10 or so years? Is it just sitting there? Have they repurposed the area? I saw a satellite picture of a rather shabby looking building and a worn road leading to the place where the dish had been, but I couldn't get a fix on when the image was captured. Any help or leads would be appreciated!

Helix
07-30-2015, 10:47 AM
Have you looked on Google Earth/Maps? Those provide info on the date of image capture. Photosphere (in Google Maps) usually has some interesting images and Street View pops up in surprising places. (I haven't checked for Madagascar.)

skelly
07-30-2015, 10:16 PM
I'll do that. Thanks.

WeaselFire
07-30-2015, 10:23 PM
Ask NASA. :)

By the way, it's now Antananarivo. If you speak French, you might try contacting someone in the local government for information.

Jeff

King Neptune
07-30-2015, 10:31 PM
This has information about it and photos, but it is mostly retrospective.

http://www.rvtreasure.com/nasa_tananarive_madagascar1.htm

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/former-nasa-tracking-station/view/google/

use google.

cmhbob
07-30-2015, 11:54 PM
Reach out to Randy Cassingham, at www.thisistrue.com. He used to work at JPL, and might well have some information for you. That was before his time there. but he knows lots of people.

skelly
07-31-2015, 05:13 AM
Excellent information and leads. Ask NASA...there's an idea :D Thanks for the tips you guys. Appreciate your time.