Arkansas Research and Test Station (ARTS) (NRIS 100001650)

Address: Address Restricted, Caddo Gap, Arkansas. County/parish: Montgomery.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places September 21, 2017.

Also known as:

  • Hughes Aircraft Corporation Earth Station- Caddo Gap

From Wikipedia:

Arkansas Research and Test Station
The Arkansas Research and Test Station or ARTS, is a historic satellite ground station in the hills of Montgomery County, Arkansas. It was built in 1965 by the Space Systems Division of the Hughes Aircraft Company, and operated until 1969. It includes a paraboloid antenna 85 feet (26 m) in diameter and a utilitarian control building located nearby. It is the only surviving ground station from that period capable of sending and receiving communications with a satellite; the only other one ever built, located in Andover, Maine, has had its antenna dismantled.The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. (read more...)

Architects:

  • Hughes Aircraft Company
  • Ling-Temco-Vought Company
  • Nippon Electric Company (NEC)

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100001650

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