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Diego Garcia

Volume 114: debated on Thursday 9 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 19 January, Official Report, column 412, what information he has about United States satellite monitoring facilities on Diego Garcia; and if he will make a statement.

The ground-based electro-optical deep space surveillance system on Diego Garcia is a space tracking station for the passive monitoring by light sensitive telescopes of objects in space, particularly satellites in geosynchronous orbit.