Country: Belgium Region: prov. Vlaams Brabant
Latitude: 50° 46' 18" N Longitude: 4° 6' 2" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
NATO Satellite Communications station Gooik/Kester has been operational from 1971-2011. Bse closed and demolished 2012 and competely rebuilt.
Currently it is a brandnew SATCOM station operating 4 protected dishes (with space for a future 5th one).
The base is electronically and physically secured and is being operated by US and Canadian NATO miltary.
In case of emergencies the base may be operated autonomously supplying its own electric power and water..
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