(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Inaugurates NASA’s New Deep Space Antenna

On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain had the honor of inaugurating NASA’s new deep-space antenna at NASA’s Nasa’s Deep Space Communications Complex (MDSCC) in Robledo de Chavela, Spain.

This new antenna will make it possible to connect with spacecraft studying our solar system. It is called Deep Space Station 53, or DSS-53, and is prepared to communicate with, track, send commands to, and receive scientific data from faraway spacecraft on a variety of missions, including NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover. 

Incredible!

If you’re interested in learning more about NASA’s new deep space antenna please visit their official website in the link below:

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/services/networks/deep_space_network