The goal of the RAEGE (Red Atlantica Estaciones Geodinamicas Espaciales) project is the establishment of a Spanish-Portuguese network of geodynamical and spatial geodesy stations by the installation and operation of four fundamental geodetic / astronomical stations provided with radio telescopes located at
- Yebes, close to Madrid / Spain
- Tenerife, Canary Islands / Spain
- Santa Maria, Azores Islands / Portugal.
VLBI 2010 radiotelescopes are belonging to a new generation of radiotelescopes suitable for high precision geodetical earth observation and measurements, that shall allow to built up a high precision global reference system. The design of the radiotelescopes has been finished by MT Mechatronics in summer 2011 and currently three radiotelescopes are being manufactured. The first one is scheduled for installation in summer 2012 at Yebes Observatory close to Madrid.
José Antonio López Fernández,
"The RAEGE VLBI2010 radiotelescopes", Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84442D (27 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926535; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926535