In support of the Agency's SILEX optical-communications project, a first evaluation of the suitability of the Canary Islands (Spain) for an optical communications test range has been conducted. The low atmospheric attenuation and good seeing conditions predicted by theoretical modelling have been confirmed by a simple on-site link experiment.
CitacióBara, F., Comeron, A., Belmonte, A. An inter-mountain optical-communications link experiment in Spain. "ESA journal. European space agency", Març 1990, vol. 14, núm. 1, p. 67-86.