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Location of Ascension island station – global view

          Name : SHN1

          Location : Ascension Island

          Latitude : -7.92

          Longitude: -14.33

          Hosting : ESA Ariane site

          Start-up : August, 24 2020

Location of Ascension island station - close-up view
Location of Ascension island station – close-up view
Location of Ascension island station - close-up view
Location of Ascension island station – close-up view

This station was installed on the ESA’s Ariane site, where the CNES launcher tracking station is located.The Ariane site is located on the east coast of the island. This site already hosts the REGINA and DORIS stations. The station is attached to the building that houses the Ariane site’s generator set.

Global view of the site
Global view of the site
The station is attached to the wall of the building housing the generators
The station is attached to the wall of the building housing the generators

This station can be configured to receive data from the NOAA 18 and NOAA 19 weather satellites. The reconstructed images make it possible to check the quality of the site and to identify possible degradations on the reception of the signals.

Image construted from the data sent by the NOAA18 satellite
Image construted from the data sent by the NOAA18 satellite

 

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