Mount Cotopaxi in the background.
~ 5911 meters (~19393 ft.)
The station is at 3591 meters (11780 ft.)
40 foot dish
Small herd of llamas in the foreground
The building on the left was the restaurant.
The center building was operations and the 40
foot dish is on the right.
In preparation for the Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975
a dual 14 foot dish and S-Band transmitter building
were installed at the left of the Ops building.
After the STS-2 Mission in October-November 1981
Quito ceased operations as a NASA tracking station.
Not seen in this photo >
Two SATAN receive antennas
One SATAN command antenna
One SCAMP command antenna
MOTS (Optical Tracking System)
Don Zander at the GQUI console
In the 70's
Quito station personnel in the early 70's
Charly Miller, Wash Downs, Gary Schulz, Skip Rowan