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


Station situated in a fenced area in a mountain valley approximately 3.5km from the village of Matjiesfontein, South Africa

The site is managed by HartRAO (Hartebeesthoek, also responsible for the station HRTB)

A joint collaboration between  HartRAO   and ESA/ESOC was established in April 2017.


The station operates a Septentrio PolaRx4 receiver and Septentrio Chokering MC antenna, which provides multi-GNSS tracking from this location; GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou.

A rubidium 10 MHz reference clock is planned to be installed at the site soon. 

The installation of the clock will be done together with the coating of the antenna



MTJF Antenna installation - View towards the North