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Spain in Space a Short History of Spanish Activity in the Space Sector

Spain in Space a Short History of Spanish Activity in the Space Sector

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Spain in Space
A short history of Spanish activity in the space sector
by José M. Dorado, Manuel Bautista and Pedro Sanz-Aránguez, Drs. IA 
HSR-26
August 2002
a
 
ii
Short Title 
:
Spain in Space 
Published by 
:ESA Publications DivisionESTEC, PO Box 2992200 AG Noordwijk The Netherlands
Editor 
:R.A. Harris
Price 
:
10
ISSN 
:1683-4704
ISBN 
:92-9092-534-5
Copyright 
:© 2002 The European Space Agenc
Printed in 
:The Netherlands
 
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Contents
1Introduction
.....................................................................................................................11.1 Origins, Development and Future....................................................................................1
2Collaboration with NASA
..........................................................................................32.1 The Seminar on Space Science and Technology (1960)................................................32.2 The Maspalomas Station (1960 1975)..........................................................................32.3 The Robledo de Chavela Station (1964 2001 and later) .............................................42.4 The Arenosillo Launch Range (from 1966)....................................................................52.5 The Cebreros Station (1966 1983)................................................................................52.6 The Fresnedillas Station (1967 1985)...........................................................................62.7 Intasat (1974 1976)........................................................................................................62.8 The Space Shuttle Emergency landing (from 1983).......................................................6
3Collaboration with ESA
..............................................................................................93.1 Participation in COPERS.................................................................................................93.2 Participation in ESRO ................................................................................................... 103.3 Non-participation in ELDO........................................................................................... 103.4 The 1967 crisis............................................................................................................... 103.5 Stability in ESA and the integration of the industry.................................................... 123.6 Spanish industry and ESA............................................................................................. 123.7 Spanish science and ESA.............................................................................................. 143.8 ESA facilities in Spain................................................................................................... 163.9 Spanish institutions and ESA........................................................................................ 16
4National Plans
.............................................................................................................. 194.1 The Preparatory Programme (1964 1967)................................................................. 19
4.1.1Technological activities
............................................................................................. 19
4.1.2Scientific Activities
.................................................................................................... 204.2 The First National Space Plan (1968 1974).............................................................. 21
4.2.1Technology activities
................................................................................................. 21
4.2.2Scientific Activities
.................................................................................................... 234.3 National Space Activities Since 1975 .......................................................................... 24
4.3.11975 1986 (CONIE)
................................................................................................ 24
4.3.21986 onwards (CDTI)
................................................................................................ 254.4 Developments Sponsored by the MoD......................................................................... 25
4.4.1Guided Vehicle INTA 300 G
....................................................................................... 25
4.4.2The INTA 100 Sounding Rocke
.................................................................................. 26
4.4.3The Capricornio Launcher
......................................................................................... 26
4.4.4Minisat and Nanosat Satellites
................................................................................... 26
4.4.5The Arenosillo Launch Range
.................................................................................... 27

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