Soviet radio telescopes

Abandoned village Irbene, and a huge radio telescope, a former military facility strategic purpose. Station space exploration "Zvezdochka" (it is in / h 51429) was built in the '70s. It is a system of 3 radars designed to intercept signals from satellites, submarines and military bases, as well as being spy satellites, and to provide satellite communications. At the same time the village was built Irbene. It lived a few hundred people - military and their families, but on the map village was not indicated in the flesh until 1993.

















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