An internal (non-public) ESOC Navigation Support Office GNSS station.
The station at Awarua in southern New Zealand was established in August of 2014 as a joint collaboration with the Venture Southland authority and ESA/ESOC.
The station provides excellent coverage over much of the south pacific and the Asian region, it is in a remote area with a perfectly clear view down to the horizon in all directions.
The station initially consisted of a Septentrio PolaRx4 Multi-GNSS receiver and an external Rubidium signal generator (clock) to which the receiver connects for more stable operations.
The initial GNSS antenna was a Septentrio Chokering MC that can track GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou, QZSS and SBAS satellites.
In November 2019 the equipment was upgraded to a Septentrio PolarRx5 receiver and a Septentrio PolaNt Chokering B3/E6 antenna.
Below are some pictures of the equipment installed at Awarua.
AWAR GNSS Septentrio antenna