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ESA's Perth station featured a 15 m-diameter antenna and routinely supported the XMM-Newton and Cluster satellites, as well as other missions during their Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP). It was located 20 km north of Perth on the campus of the Perth International Telecommunications Centre.
Perth station was part of ESA's tracking station network – Estrack – a worldwide system of ground stations providing links between satellites in orbit and our ESOC operations centre. The core network comprises nine stations in seven countries.
Perth antenna was retired on 31 December 2015.
In 2016/2017, ESA's former Perth station will be relocated to Santa Maria Island, in the Azores, to be returned to service as an Earth mission tracking facility operated by European industry.