NASA continued its collaboration operations and maintenance of
HTSI for the MOBLAS-4
system. The site installed new Geoscience equipment. A Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS) instrument and a seismic instrument were installed at the SLR site. The DORIS instrument is from the Institut Geographique National (IGN) in France and the seismic instrument is from SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California. The site also installed a newly High Performance forWireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) high speed internet access. The station is continuing three shift operations,
five days per week, twenty-four hours per day.
NASA continued its collaboration with Geoscience Australia (GA) for operations and maintenance of the MOBLAS-5 system. The MOBLAS-5 crew continues to be one of the top data producing station in the ILRS. The station is continuing three shift operations, seven days per week, twenty-four hours per day.
NASA continued its collaboration with the South African National Research Foundation and the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomical Observatory (HRAO) for operations and maintenance of the MOBLAS-6 system. The system was originally
installed in HRAO in June 2000. The MOBLAS-6 operations began in August 2000. The site dedication ceremony occurred in November 2000. The HRAO site is collocated with Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), Global Positioning System (GPS), and DORIS. The station is continuing three shift operations, five days per week, twenty-four hours per day.