The Maspalomas station is located in the southern part of the Gran Canaria island (Spain) on the campus of the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial (INTA). The antenna is operated by INTA in cooperation with Ingenieria y Servicios Aerospatiales (INSA). It hosts a 15-metre antenna with reception in both S- and X-band and transmission in S-band. In addition there is an antenna for the Global Positioning System – Tracking and Data Facility (GPS-TDAF). Experts used the station for Cluster and SMART-1 during their Routine phases.