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The Space Science Center at Morehead State University is developing a full motion 21-meter class antenna system referred to as the Morehead State University Space Tracking Antenna and Radiotelescope (M-STAR). Establishment of the Space Science Center was made possible by a joint NASA-Morehead State University-Kentucky NSF EPSCoR initiative whose initial intent was to move a NASA instrument-the 18-meter NASA-Goddard satellite tracking station known as the Advanced Data Acquisition System (ADAS), to Morehead State University. The 18-meter NASA-Goddard satellite tracking station referred to as the Advanced Data Acquisition System (ADAS), is located at the NASA Wallops Island, VA facility, and served as the telecommunication station for the NASA IUE satellite until ca. 1997. The proposed M-STAR system is referred to as 'hybrid" in that it will integrate key components of the NASA ADAS antenna system into a new "chassis" which includes the antenna reflector, positioner, and associated electromechanical drive systems and electronics. The 21-meter antenna system will be engaged in a rigorous research program in radio astronomy and will also serve as a ground station with the capability to track low earth orbiting (LEO) satellites.