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    • Akademik Sergei Korolev

    • Akademik Sergei Korolev

      The Akademik Sergei Korolev (Russian: Академик Сергей Королев) was a space control-monitoring ship or Vigilship (Veladora) constructed in 1970 to support the Soviet space program. Named after Sergei Korolev, the head Soviet rocket engineer and designer duri ... Read »


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    • Autonomous spaceport drone ship

    • Autonomous spaceport drone ships of SpaceX

      An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which ... Read »


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    • USNS Coastal Sentry (T-AGM-15)

    • USNS Coastal Sentry (T-AGM-15)

      USS Somerset (AK-212) was an Alamosa-class cargo ship that was constructed for the US Navy during the closing period of World War II. She was later acquired by the US Army in 1946 and the US Air Force in 1957 before being reacquired by the USN as the USNS Coastal Sentry (T-AGM-15), a missile range instrumentation ship. ... Read »


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    • MV Delta Mariner

    • MV Delta Mariner

      Delta Mariner is a cargo ship operated by Foss Maritime for United Launch Alliance (ULA). Her primary role is transporting components for the ULA Atlas V and Delta IV rockets from the manufacturer, located in Decatur, Alabama, to launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force ... Read »


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    • MV Freedom Star

    • MV Freedom Star

      MV Freedom Star was a NASA-owned and United Space Alliance-operated vessel which primarily served as an SRB recovery ship following the launch of Space Shuttle missions. It also performed tugboat duties and acted as a research platform. In 2012 it was transferred to the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the ... Read »


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    • Kosmonavt Vladimir Komarov

    • Kosmonavt Vladimir Komarov

      Kosmonavt Vladimir Komarov was a satellite tracking ship of the Soviet Union. It was named after Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov, the cosmonaut who died on Soyuz 1. It was built as an ordinary cargo ship in 1966 and converted in Leningrad in 1967. It was decommissioned in 1989. ... Read »


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    • Kosmonavt Yuri Gagarin

    • Kosmonavt Yuri Gagarin

      Kosmonavt Yuri Gagarin (Russian: «Космона́вт Ю́рий Гага́рин») was a Soviet space control-monitoring ship or Vigilship (Veladora) that was devoted to detecting and receiving satellite communications. Named after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the ship w ... Read »


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    • MV Liberty Star

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      MV Liberty Star was a NASA-owned and United Space Alliance-operated vessel which primarily served as an SRB recovery ship following the launch of Space Shuttle missions. It also performed tugboat duties and acted as a research platform. In 2012 it was transferred to the U.S. Department of Transportation for use as a tr ... Read »


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    • French ship Monge

    • French ship Monge

      4 trajectography radars in C band (2 Armor, 1 Gascogne and 1 Normandie). Telemeasurement station with 6 air antennas, including 2 Antarès 7 various telemetry and optronic tracking antennas One LIDAR One Tavitac 2000 combat direction system 2 DRBN-34 (Racal Decca) navigation and landing radars 1 DRBV 15C radar combin ... Read »


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    • USNS Observation Island (T-AGM-23)

    • USNS Observation Island (T-AGM-23)

      USNS Observation Island (T-AGM-23) was built as the Mariner-class merchant ship Empire State Mariner for the United States Maritime Commission, launched 15 August 1953, and operated by United States Lines upon delivery on 24 February 1954, making voyages for the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) until going in ... Read »


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    • MV Retriever

    • MV Retriever

      Motor Vessel Retriever was a World War II-era Landing Craft Utility transferred to NASA from the U.S. Army. It was used to train United States astronauts for post-splashdown ocean recovery operations and water egress from their command modules during the Gemini and Apollo programs from 1963 to 1972. It operated primari ... Read »


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    • Soviet communications ship SSV-33

    • Soviet communications ship SSV-33

      SSV-33 Ural (ССВ-33 Урал) (NATO reporting name: Kapusta (Russian for "cabbage")) was a command and control naval ship operated by the Soviet Navy. SSV-33's hull was derived from that of the nuclear powered Kirov-class battlecruisers with nuclear marine propulsion.SSV-33 served in electronic inte ... Read »


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    • Tracking ship

    • A tracking ship, also called a missile range instrumentation ships or range ships, is a ship equipped with antennas and electronics to support the launching and tracking of missiles and rockets. Since many missile ranges launch over ocean areas for safety reasons, the range ship extend the range of shore based tracking ... Read »


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    • Yuan Wang-class tracking ship

    • Yuan Wang-class tracking ship

      The Yuanwang-class (远望; meaning "Long View") are used for tracking and support of satellite and intercontinental ballistic missiles by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is important to note that Yuanwang class is not a single class of identical design, but in ... Read »


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