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Radio Astronomy at MDSCC

The "Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex" (MDSCC), located in Robledo de Chavela (40 km west of Madrid), is one of the three tracking stations comprising the Deep Space Network (DSN) of JPL-NASA.

These stations are mainly devoted to the operation of interplanetary spacecraft launched by NASA and other space agencies.
However, part of the time, the antennas are used for Radio Astronomy observations.

The Radio Astronomy Department at LAEFF manages the observing time reserved for Spanish astronomers (about 260 hours per year).

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