Find ESA tracking stations
The stations below comprise ESTRACK's Core Network. Each station hosts one or more terminals, each of which comprises an antenna and its associated signal processing equipment.
Stations are additionally equipped with sophisticated control systems, telecommunications, no-break power plants, control rooms and other infrastructure.
For routine operations, stations are operated remotely from the ESTRACK Control Centre (ECC) at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), Darmstadt, Germany. They may be staffed by engineers during critical mission periods such as the Launch and Early Orbit (LEOP) Phase, planetary orbit entry or other manoeuvres.
ESTRACK Core Network stations
|Kiruna||Salmijärvi, Sweden||KIR-1 (15m)
|Kourou||Kourou, French Guiana||KRU-1 (15m)|
Canary Islands, Spain
|Perth||Perth, Western Australia, Australia||PER-1 (15m)|
|Redu||Redu, Belgium||REDU-1 (15m)
|Santa Maria||Santa Maria, Azores||SMA-1 (5.5m)|
|Villafranca||Villafranca del Castillo
|New Norcia (DSA 1)||New Norcia, Western Australia, Australia||NNO-1 (35m)|
|Cebreros (DSA 2)||Avila, Spain||CEB-1 (35m)|
ESTRACK Augmented NetworkAugmented stations are operated by external organisations on behalf of ESA.
|Svalbard||Spitzbergen, Norway||SG-3 (13m)|
Malindi is operated by the University of Rome & Italian Space Agency (ASI), Santiago is operated by the University of Chile's Center for Space Studies, and Svalbard is operated by Norwegian Space Centre/Kongsberg Satellite Services.
ESTRACK Cooperative Network
Additional ESTRACK Cooperative Network stations are provided on a resource-sharing basis by other organisations, including CNES (France), DLR (Germany), NASA's Deep Space Network and Goddard Space Flight Centre and JAXA (Japan).
These stations typically include Esrange (ESR), in Sweden; Kerguelen (KER), on Kerguelen Island; and the NASA stations at Goldstone (SPC-10), Canberra (SPC-40) and Robledo/Madrid (SPC-60).