Irbene Radio Telescopes

The main RT-32 antenna in the forest of IrbeneAn interesting article about radio telescopes in Irbene

As the Cold War between US and USSR entered above Space, the need for Space espionage made Soviets to design ways to track and decode signals from US satellites.   The project begun in 1967 when the remote areas of the Ventspils district was allocated to secret buildup of object codenamed “Starlet”. The location was chosen because of dense low populated forest areas of Slītere that also was part of the Soviet border zone – so that no stranger could not ever discover this object. Continue reading: https://latvianhistory.com/2013/03/05/the-irbene-radio-telescopes/

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