The Satellite Relay Station (also known as the Radio Telescope Array or satellite communication complex) is a feature in Grand Theft Auto V.


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 a named Radio Telescope Array as a spawn location in Director Mode.

It is an array of 6 radio telescopes generally directed north-east. At night, the dishes are colorfully illuminated. After The Doomsday Heist update for the enhanced version of the game, one of the 6 satalites' 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.[citation/verification needed]

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.

It is 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 [vague]).

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

Adversary Modes


Spaceship Parts