Area 51 Satellite Image, June 7, 2002
5 meter resolution version of a satellite image of Area 51 taken on June 7, 2002. © Digital Globe, from Google Earth
This satellite photo, taken on June 7, 2002, shows the beginning construction of a new center taxiway and the extension of the ramp that connects it with the scoot-and-hide Hangar 19. The old center taxiway has been partially removed.
Other new buildings and construction:
- New foundation for a hangar in the complex east of the Shipping and Receiving facility
- The surface of the parking lot south of the Test Engineering Support Center has been partially removed. Possibly in preparation of construction of a new building there
- Beginning construction of two large new fuel tanks at the site of the old smaller fuel tanks, which were removed in 2001