Callisto to deliver Cryo LNAs for ESA's Third Deep Space Ground Station (DSA3)
Callisto has delivered the critical cryo-LNA sub-system comprising three X-Band amplifiers three Ka-Band amplifiers to SED Systems, the prime contractor for the DSA3 project. Callisto had already supplied the cryo-LNAs sub-systems for the previous two deep space stations, the first (DSA1) located in Western Australia and the second (DSA2) located in Spain. DSA3 is being built near the small town of Malargüe in Mendoza province about 1000 km west of Buenos Aires.
The Malargüe site is situated in a desert area, free from radio interference and with frequency usage guaranteed in the longer term by Argentina's National Communications Commission. The antenna will become operational from mid-2012 in support of scientific and exploration missions.
Further information on ESA's deep space ground station project can be found at: