Space Communications Networks: Past, Present & Fictional

An antenna built for interplanetary connection. The Soviet Union was planning to build bases on other planets, and prepared facilities for connection which were never used and now lie dormant.

From – Wreckage in the snow: Russia’s forgotten future

Meanwhile, in Cloud Atlas:

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And in reality – a snapshot of our current Earth-Space Comms Network:

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