Activity Sectors

Space Sector

Space Stations and Infrastructures

estaciones-infraestructuras-espaciales

We provide engineering and technical support services for communications and satellite tracking and for space exploration missions from space stations in Spain. We also manage space station operations and maintenance.

Ministry of Defence / Secretariat of State for Defence / National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA)

Comprehensive support for INTA space infrastructures:

  • INTA Torrejón Space Centre (CEIT), with a multidisciplinary team of specialists in Ground Segment, control centre, mission analysis and contribution to the search for new business opportunities through INTA.
  • Canary Islands Space Centre (CEC), operation and maintenance in close collaboration with CEIT to provide full support to INTA across its Ground Stations Network. The Canary Islands Centre has become the 24x7 hub for all INTA stations.
Ministry of Defence / Secretariat of State for Defence / National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) / National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Operation and maintenance services for the deep space communications complex at Robledo de Chavela (Madrid Deep Space Communications ComplexComplex, MDSCC) dedicated to communications with NASA spacecraft and other space agencies in Deep Space. It currently provides daily support across more than 30 missions, 365 days a year.

Technical and administrative support for the construction of two new antennas at the centre.

Administration and maintenance of the NASA Training and Visitors Centre at Robledo de Chavela.

Ministry of Defence / Secretariat of State for Defence / National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) / European Space Agency (ESA)

Technical support in the field of astrophysics and space science for the INTA Astrobiology Centre (CAB) and for ESA in the mission of the X-ray astronomical observatory, XMM at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC).

Technical support in the field of astrophysics and space science for the INTA Astrobiology Centre (CAB) and for ESA in the mission of the X-ray astronomical observatory, XMM at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC).

Technical support for the space infrastructures of the European Space Agency (ESA) at Cebreros; operation and maintenance of the deep space station since it is the reference for the Agency’s deep space network.

Engineering services for ESA in the safety control of Arianne space-launcher vehicle operations and quality at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou.

Satellite Applications

aplicaciones-satelitales

We provide technical support to develop and implement new applications in the area of satellite navigation and communications. We provide technical support to scientific programmes in the space area, for Earth observation and the monitoring of space trash.

Ministry of Defence / Secretariat of State for Defence / National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA)

Technical support services for the different activities within the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) in the three Galileo infrastructures in Spain: Competent PRS Authority (CPA), GNSS Service Centre (GSC) y Backup Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC).

Technical management support activities for the development and deployment of CPA infrastructure for the management of the public regulated service and the Galileo system PRS at national level.

Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda / Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (ADIF)

Satellite communications management and control service supporting localisation systems in metre-gauge railways (former FEVE).

European Commission / European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Engagement as part of the operations team of the European Navigation Satellite System Service Centre (GSC) with the implementation of a new operational infrastructure. The GSC forms the interface with user communities and supports the Open Service, Comercial Service, Search and Rescue (SAR) del Programa Galileo.

European Union / European Space Agency (ESA)

Technical advice for the accreditation process of the future version of the Ground Control Segment of the Galileo system, responsible for the follow-up, monitoring and control of all constellation satellites.

Security analysis to define the future evolution of the Galileo system, known as the Second Generation (G2G).

Support and advice on security, accreditation and risk analysis for the consortium led by GMV dedicated to infrastructure management in the Galileo ground segment (Ground Control Segment Exploitation Phase-WP3x).

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