Name : PRT1
Location : Santa-Maria – Azores
Latitude : 36.9858
Hosting : Site of Estação Geodésica Fundamental RAEGE
Start-up : July, 24 2019
The Santa-Maria station is located on the roof of the RAEGE (Red Atlantica de Estaciones Geodinamicas y Espaciales) station in the center of the island north of the airport. This 97 km² island is part of the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. It is inhabited by about 5500 people and is located 1450 km west of Lisbon.
Currently this station is configured to receive data from the NOAA 19 weather satellite. The reconstructed images make it possible to check the quality of the site and to identify possible degradations on the reception of the signals.