Satellite Communications Center

{{Distinguish|Communications Center}}
{{Location Infobox
|image=FileHt03 surface.jpg|250px
|name=Satellite Communications Center
|destroyed=200-, during the Black Mesa Incident
|location=Black Mesa Research Facility
|era=Black Mesa Incident
|affiliation=Black Mesa
The '''Satellite Communications Center''' is a Black Mesa Research Facility area located right outside Sector A's Sector A Facility|Training Facility, housing a large satellite uplink dish and a semi-subterranean freight warehouse. 

It is covered during the ''Half-Life Decay'' mission ''Surface Call'', when Gina Cross and Colette Green help Rosenberg contact the military for help after going through the damaged Training Facility.


===Data Control Operations===
When the trio wants to enter the Data Control Operations building, they find that it is locked from the inside, and they must find a way around through the warehouse. Upon entering it, one of the ladies must go back to align the satellite dish properly, while the other left behind with Rosenberg reactivates the uplink. Then Rosenberg sends the emergency signal to the military, then Gina and Colette reunite with Keller who is waiting for them Sector C Sector C section|above the Anti-Mass Spectrometer, and leave Rosenberg waiting for the military to arrive.

===Satellite Operations===
There the satellite uplink dish, controlled from the Data Control Operations building, can be found. It is from this area that the duo enters the warehouse.

Gina and Colette traverse through this huge semi-subterranean freight warehouse to open the locked door to the dish control room. It is filled with Vortigaunts and Headcrabs, as well as a large radioactive waste leak. After leaving the warehouse from the rear entrance, they enter the Data Control Operations building, also from its back entrance.


FileHt03 fence.jpg|Rosenberg opening the gate to the Satellite Communications Center.
FileHt03 warehouse.jpg|Warehouse.
FileDy uplink0005.jpg|Tracks.
FileHt03 minecart.jpg|Minecart.
FileHt03 barricade.jpg|Minecart clearing the path.
FileHt03 conveyer.jpg|Conveyor belt room.
FileHt03 leak.jpg|The radioactive waste puzzle.
FileDy uplink0018.jpg|Ore from a chimney.
FileDy uplink0021.jpg|Behind the Satellite Operations (left) and the Data Control Operations (right) buildings.
FileHt03 dish01.jpg|The satellite dish tower in the Satellite Operations building.
FileHt03 dish02.jpg|Ditto, after the dish is aligned.
FileHt03 link01.jpg|The control room in the Data Control Operations building.
FileHt03 link02.jpg|The uplink is established after the dish is aligned and the commlink is activated.
FileHt03 radio02.jpg|Rosenberg sending an emergency signal to the military.
FileC2A2 SATORB.png|Schematics of the satellite orbit featured at the High Altitude Launch Center in ''Half-Life'', reused here for the console.

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life Decay'' {{1st}}

|title=''Half-Life Decay'' story arc journey
|before=Sector A
|after=Black Mesa Transit System
{{Black Mesa}}
CategoryBlack Mesa Research Facility locations
CategoryHalf-Life Decay