The Satellite Relay Station (also known as the Radio Telescope Array or Satellite Communication Complex) is a location in Grand Theft Auto V, located in the Grand Senora Desert, Blaine County.


The observatory is located in Grand Senora Desert, Blaine County right on the county border, just north-east of Bolingbroke Penitentiary and directly over Route 68 from the Yellow Jack Inn. It is named "Radio Telescope Array" as a spawn location in Director Mode.

It is an array of six radio telescopes generally directed north-east. At night, the dishes are colorfully illuminated.

In the original version (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3), an FIB Granger and FIB Buffalo may spawn at the site, with several FIB agents nearby, while in the enhanced version, a white Washington and Burrito may spawn, with several scientists.

Grand Theft Auto Online

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
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After The Doomsday Heist update for the enhanced version of the game, one of the six satellites' bases is built upon with a surrounding wall and an inaccessible door. This is used during The Doomsday Heist and can only be seen in the enhanced version of GTA Online during said mission.


It is likely based on the real life Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, located at Owens Valley Radio Observatory in Southern California.

Events of Grand Theft Auto Online

During The Doomsday Heist, it is revealed that the IAA have a secret base under the complex. It also reveals the facility has some kind of defense turrets on the exterior (not visible outside the mission), apparently mounted on the bases.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

Adversary Modes


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