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Moron Air Base, Spain

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Satellite View of Moron,  Spain The Moron Air Base is a joint-use U.S. Air Force and Spanish Air Force Base and was designated a TAL site in 1984. Moron Air Base serves as a weather alternate for both low and high inclination launches.

The Moron AB is located about 35 miles southeast of Seville and 75 miles northeast of Naval Station Rota. Although Moron is close to the foothills of the Sierra de Ronda mountain chain, most of the surrounding countryside is flat with a few hills and shallow valleys. Elevations vary from 200 to 400 feet above sea level. The weather is generally good with no associated unusual weather phenomena.

The Moron AB has an 11,800 by 200-foot runway with 1000-foot overruns and a 50-foot asphalt-stabilized shoulders. The runway is equipped with shuttle-unique visual landing aids and a Microwave Landing System (MLS), a Tactical Air Control and Navigation (TACAN) system, a remote weather tower and a Shuttle Orbiter Arresting System (SOAS).

Communications at Moron include three INMARSAT satellite circuits, US Defense Communication Net (DCN) lines and Spanish commercial telephone lines. Internet capability is available through the base's Large Area Network (LAN).

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