An internal (non-public) ESOC Navigation Support Office GNSS station.

Location

The antenna is mounted on a concrete pillar at ground level, within the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Dubai. 

The site is managed by EIAST (Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology)

A joint collaboration between EIAST and ESA/ESOC was established in September 2014.

DUBA is the first EGON station to be installed in the Arabian Peninsula. 

Equipment

In March 2015 a Septentrio PolaRx4 receiver was installed together with a Septentrio Chokering MC antenna. 

In August 2020 the equipment was upgraded to a Septentrio PolarRx5 receiver and a Septentrio PolaNt Chokering B3/E6 antenna

Photos

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DUBA GNSS Antenna and Monument

In 2020, the trees directly surrounding the antenna were cut in order to restore the expected clear horizon.
The following pictures provide a peripheral view after the removal. 

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