The site hosts a 15-metre diameter antenna that transmits in S-band and receives in both S- and X-bands. There were plans to upgrade to X-band transmission in 2004. There is also a GPS Tracking and Data Facility. The site has its own no-break power plant.
The facility is used to routinely communicate with the XMM-Newton spacecraft. It is also used during the Launch and Early Orbit Phase of various satellite launches.