Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex (MDSCC)

Projects - Singular Projects

  • Location: Robledo de Chavela, Madrid, Spain
  • Programme/Customer: JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
  • Scope of Services:
    • Definition of the civil works required to prepare the site for the new DSS-53 and DSS-56 antennas:
      • Detail design of access roads
      • Detail design of service roads
      • Blasting project for the antenna foundations
    • Design of Services for the new DSS-53 and DSS-56 antennas
      • Detail design and additional sub-assemblies
      • Civil Design: Design of the platform basemat and foundation of the HVAC substation
      • Security fence
      • HVAC: Calculation and detailed specification of HVAC
      • HVAC: Design of the HVAC control system and HVAC MCCs
      • Analysis of potential overstress in the pedestal caused by a fire
    • Remediation of the ground under the antenna. Study of the foundation of the infrastructure for antenna DSS63:
      • Soil study
      • Study of the oil trap and drains
      • Study of the platform slab, tunnel, and supports for hoisting the antenna (maintenance):