Robert B. Stroud’s C.S. Lewis Mere Inkling blog asks…
Where do all the satellites go when their utility ends? No, they don’t all just burn up on reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere as their orbits decay. Many are too large for that, and they must be escorted to a remote and desolate Spacecraft Cemetery. … And what better place than the dark depths of the ocean? Among the craft that have been scuttled at the spot are unmanned satellites . . . and, possibly most remarkably, the entire decommissioned Russian space station, Mir.
The isolated location of this unique graveyard is near the “oceanic pole of inaccessibility,” which marks the location on earth which lies the farthest from any land. The cemetery, which is already the final resting place for more than 260 spacecraft from Russia, Europe, Japan and the United States, lies on the deep seabed approximately 1,500 miles between Pitcairn Island, Easter Island, and Antarctica.
This remote locate is truly mysterious [but, so the author is informed] this “oceanic pole of inaccessibility” is virtually identical with the location of R’lyeh […] wherein Cthulhu awaits his terrible awakening.
Now there’s a cue for a Lovecraftian story, if ever I heard one. Lovecraft effectively ‘reached’ the zone some 50 years before the formal calculation of where it lay. So far as I recall, from my reading of S.T. Joshi’s book-length survey of Lovecraftian fiction, I don’t remember hearing of it being used before. Even by Stross, who apparently removed R’lyeh to the Baltic of all places.