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The Making of Madley

First commissioned in 1978, Madley is BT’s sole operational UK satellite ground station, with over 65 antennas ranging in diameter from 90cm to 32m. Madley provides continuous access to more than 15 satellites (ranging from 66 degrees East to 314 degrees East), spanning two thirds of the planet. As part of the original build team, Nigel revisits the engineering challenge of designing and constructing the Madley communications centre.

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