The Matera VLBI station is located at the Italian Space Agency “Centro di Geodesia Spaziale” (CGS) near Matera, a small town in the South of Italy. The CGS of the Italian Space Agency came into operation in 1983 with the installation of a Satellite Laser Ranging SAO-1 System. In May 1990 the CGS extended its capabilities to Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) installing a 20-m radiotelescope.
|geographic longitude:||16° 42′ 14.45″|
|geographic latitude:||40° 38′ 58.28″|
|altitude above sea level:||544 m|
|diameter telescope:||20 m|
Available observing mode: Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI).
Frequencies used currently:
|Frequency band||Observing mode|
|2210 – 2450 MHz||VLBI|
|8180 – 8980 MHz||VLBI|
Research programs: IVS (Geodesy)