INTA operates from 4 space stations:
- ESA Deep-Space Network Station, in Cebreros, Ávila
- NASA Deep Space Communications Complex, in Robledo de Chavela, Madrid
- Station for the Communications with European Space Vehicles, in Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid
- Station specialized in Earth observation satellites, in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
ESA Deep-Space Network Station (Cebreros)
The Cebreros Station DSA 2 (Deep Space Antenna 2) is the first deep space antenna in Europe and one of the three global deep space antennas developed by ESA (European Space Agency), together with which There is DSA 1 in Nueva Norcia (Australia) and DSA 3 in Marlargüe (Argentina). It monitors space exploration in the Solar System.
Telephone: +34 918 963 800
Location Cebreros (Ávila) on Google maps
NASA Deep Space Communications Complex (Robledo de Chavela)
The Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex (MDSCC), located in Robledo de Chavela, is an INTA facility, in collaboration with NASA. ESA is also involved. It belongs to the Deep Space Network and the European VLBI Network, and its first antenna was placed in 1961 for the Mariner Program.
Today the complex consists of six antennas, one of 70 meters, another three of 34 meters and one of 26. In January 2021 a new one with a diameter of 34 meters came into operation and at the end of 2021 another new antenna came into operation.
Telephone: +34 918 677 000
Location Carretera Colmenar del Arroyo-Robledo de Chavela M-531, Km. 7, Robledo de Chavela (Madrid) on Google maps
Official web NASA
Station for the Communications with European Space Vehicles (Villafranca del Castillo)
The Villafranca del Castillo Satellite Tracking Station (VILSPA) is a satellite ground station created in 1975, 30 kilometers north of the city of Madrid in Villanueva de la Cañada, within the area of the European Center for Space Astronomy (ESAC).
Telephone: +34 918 131 100 // +34 918 131 161
Contact to Email: Margie Guitart Martin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Camino Bajo del Castillo s/n, Villafranca del Castillo (Madrid) on Google maps
Official web ESA
Station specialized in Earth observation satellites - Maspalomas (Gran Canaria)
This station is responsible for monitoring and receiving data from satellites, such as the Cluster II mission, as well as other missions and satellites from different agencies and organizations, such as NASA, ESA, JAXA and others. These facilities are also part of the Cospas-Sarsat project for the detection of distress signals from ships, aircraft or people.
The station has, among other equipment, an antenna 15 meters in diameter with the capacity to receive in band S and band X.3.
Telephones: +34 928 727 120 // +34 660 528 886
Contacto Email: J. Álvaro Martínez-Villalobos Castillo - email@example.com
Contact and Email: Deborah Larkin Clifton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Location C/ Montaña Blanca s/n, Crta. de Pasito Blanco (Maspalomas), San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas on Google maps
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