IberEspacio has inaugurated its new facilities at the Casablanca Industrial Park at Torrejón de Ardoz, east of Madrid. The event has been presided by the Mayor of Torrejon de Ardoz, Ignacio Vazquez, and the company’s President, Miguel Paradinas, and covered by national TV and press.
Among the attendants, IberEspacio was honored with the presence of Ms. Begoña Cristeto, Honourable General Secretary for Industry of Spanish Government, Mr. Francisco Marin, General Manager of Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI), Mr. Juan Carlos Cortes, Director of International Programs at Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI), Mr. Ignacio Azqueta Ortiz, Director General of Spain’s National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Mr. Wolfgang Supper, Head of Thermal Division at the European Space Agency (ESA), Mr. Olivier Pin, Head of Thermal Control Section at the European Space Agency, Mr. Javier Ventura-Traveset, Advisor to ESA’s Director of the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), and Mr. Antonio Abad, Chief Technical Officer at Hispasat.
Also representatives from the satellite manufacturing industry like Mr Paul Estey, Executive Vice President of Engineering Operations at Space Systems/Loral, Ms. Vivian Mackintosh, Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Space Systems/Loral, Mr. Frank Pelkofer, Executive Director, Spacecraft Systems Engineering at Space Systems Loral, Mr. Anton Cuadrado, Head of Space Systems at Airbus Defence and Space in Spain, Mr. José Enrique Román, Managing Director at Boeing Research were present among the guests.
The new world-class facilities inaugurated comprise 1.400 square meters of ISO 8 clean rooms, 2.800 square meters of manufacturing and testing areas, 1.200 square meters of offices, 3.000 square meters of service areas and 300 square meters of development areas and laboratories.
The new building is designed for the manufacture and integration of thermal hardware for all kind of satellites, including High-throughput satellites for telecommunications, and will count with: two Autoclaves, two Thermal Vacuum Chambers, three Climatic Chambers, two Computer Numeric Control Machines, one Electron Beam Welding Machine, one Coordinate Measuring Machine and a Laser Cutting Machine.