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Kwajalein Atoll

Last modified: 20 Nov 2018

Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands    Region: Kwajalein

Locale: Pacific

Latitude: 8° 43' 27" N     Longitude: 167° 44' 2" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


Roi Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
Roi-Namur is in the northern part of the Kwajalein atoll and home to Americans working on the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site (BMDTS).
Gagan, Kwajalein Atoll at grid 917'14."N 16732'13"E. Telemetry radars
Gellinam, Kwajalein Atoll at grid 9 5'55"N 16743'41"E. Telemetry radars
Illeginni, Kwajalein Atoll at grid 9 5'9"N 16728'26"E. Telemetry radars
Omelek, Kwajalein Atoll at grid 9 2'51"N 9 2'51"N. Launch pad
Meck, Kwajalein Atoll at grid 9 0'57"N 16742'55"E Unknown. At grid 9 0'2"N 16743'36"E Unknown
Bucholz Airfield, Kwajalein Atoll at grid 843'14"N 16743'53"E

Note: The gigantic disc at grid 923'43"N 16728'46"E however has nothing to do with the Missile Test Site.
It is the Kwajalein GPS Monitoring Station which is part of the original GPS Ground Segment infrastructure in the world.
Equipped with atomic clocks standards and GPS receivers it continuously collects GPS data for all the satellites in view from their locations.
The collected data is sent to the Master Control Station in the US where it is processed to estimate satellite orbits and clock errors, among other parameters and to generate the Navigation Message.

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