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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 7. 1969.

[introduction]

Speculation about the role of a satellite tracking station being built at Mount John, near Lake Tekapo, is increasing.

The station is being set up by the U.S. Navy and manned by the U.S.A.F.

Equipment will include a Baker-Nunn camera capable of photographing a six-metre sphere at the distance of the moon and of recording other images which are 3000 times more faint than could be seen by the human eye.