Arkansas Research and Test Station (ARTS) (NRIS 100001650)
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
- 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...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100001650