Satellite Room DcIn October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis ended and the world was saved from falling right into a nuclear struggle. As a way to prevent this danger in the future, the United States and the Sovjet Union established a direct communication line between their two capitals in August 1963. This Washington-Moscow Hotline turned one of the vital famous high degree communications techniques in fashionable historical past.

The US ground station at Fort Detrick was built by the Radiation Division of the Harris Corporation , and have become operational in the Spring of 1974. Harris operated and maintained the station and its tools through 1977. Since 1981 Honeywell Expertise Solutions Inc (HTSI) gives 24/7 Russian linguist assist and technical assist for the operation of the Detrick Earth Station (DES), guaranteeing that the availability is maintained at larger than 99.ninety seven p.c. A renewed 5-12 months $8.four million contract with Honeywell ends … Read the rest