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July 15th, 2015

Indra Completes Project... Opens Doors Of Space Center In Torrejón de Ardoz

Paz military Earth observation satellite is built by Airbus Defence and Space. Image: courtesy of Airbus Defence and Space.

Under a contract with INTA, Indra has successfully led the implementation of the main management center for Paz, the Earth observation satellite which Spain will launch into space later this year. This center, in the INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnicas Aeroespaciales) space center in Torrejón de Ardoz, is ready to begin operations.

This step represents the successful completion of the main ground segment element. This ground segment includes two other centers: a backup center at the Maspalomas space center in the Canary Islands (also subordinate to INTA); and a center which will be deployed in the Torrejón de Ardoz airbase and service the Spanish Ministry of Defense.

These two additional centers are also fully implemented in the INTA space center in Torrejón de Ardoz. At Torrejón de Ardoz, Indra is validating the full system by checking the interconnected and joint operation of all three centers before their final deployment and installation in the Torrejón airbase and in Maspalomas.