Cat Hill, Ascension Island

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Cat Hill
Part of NSA-Composite Signals Organisation
Ascension Island
Cat Hill
Cat Hill
Cat Hill is located in Ascension Island
Cat Hill
Cat Hill
Coordinates 7°57′S 14°25′W / 7.95°S 14.41°W / -7.95; -14.41Coordinates: 7°57′S 14°25′W / 7.95°S 14.41°W / -7.95; -14.41
Type Satellite ground station and eavesdropping centre
Site information
Owner Government of the United Kingdom
Condition Active
Site history
Built 1960–1961
In use 1961–present

Cat Hill is a settlement on Ascension Island, an island which forms part of the British Overseas Territories.

History[edit]

The Target Tracking Radar Station, known as the Golf Ball, was built on this site, designated for use as a base for the United States Armed Forces,[1][2] between 1960 and 1961.[3] The site subsequently became the location of the joint NSA-Composite Signals Organisation facility on the island.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sue Steiner; Robin Liston; Richard Grundy; Mike Huntley (1 November 2007). St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha, 2nd. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-84162-198-2. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Kogan Page; World of Information Staff (October 2003). Americas Review 2003/2004. Kogan Page Publishers. p. 315. ISBN 978-0-7494-4064-0. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Avis, Graham (9 February 2002). "Avis Part Eighteen - Curry or Stew!" (personal anecdote). Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  4. ^ "The NSA Empire's expanding colonies". 5 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2017.