Founded in 1985, CRISA (Computadoras, Redes e Ingenirería S.A.) has based its main activity in the design and manufacture of electronic equipment and software for space applications (satellites, launchers and orbital infrastructure). Other activities include engineering projects for ground stations, defence and audiovisual sectors. The experience and technological capacity acquired during all these years in the space sector has allowed CRISA to achieve a leading position in the development of control and power units for electric propulsion systems for satellites.
Astrium Crisa is located in Tres Cantos, a town 20 km north of Madrid, in the PTM, Madrid’s Technology Park (Parque Tecnológico de Madrid). Tres Cantos can be easily reached by car or train either from Madrid or from Madrid-Barajas airport.
From Madrid-Barajas airport, take the M-11, then the M-40 and then the M-607 for a total of 24 kilometres. Leaving the airport can be confusing, so if you miss the M-11, always try to make for the M-40 (which circles Madrid) heading for the A-1 (or the M-607 when it appears).
Leave the airport towards the M-11. Once on the M-11, follow the signs towards M-40 indicating A-1, Feria de Madrid and/or M-607. Take Exit 3 towards the M-40 (A-1, M-607 and A-6). On the M-40, drive about six kilometres towards the M-607 until Exit 57. Take Exit 57 and head for the M-607 - Tres Cantos. Once on the M-607, drive for eight kilometres and turn off at Exit 21 towards Tres Cantos Sur and Parque Tecnológico de Madrid. Stay in the right-hand lane heading towards Tres Cantos as you enter the city. Go straight ahead at the first roundabout. At the second roundabout turn left (PTM is already signalled). Ar the third roundabout turn left again to reach the control gate of the PTM. Pass the control gate, take the first right and continue to the end of the road. The Astrium Crisa premises are on the left.
By train (called Cercanias)
From the Airport
At the moment the new terminal T4 doesn’t have a subway station so you’ll need to take a shuttle bus (Arrivals floor) to terminal T2 where the subway station is. If you are arriving at terminal T1, T2 or T3, you can easily reach the subway station inside the terminals. Take the subway until Nuevos Ministerios (five minutes) where you’ll need to take the train (Cercanias) lines C7 or C10 to Tres Cantos (Colmenar Viejo is the end of the line).
Trains run about every 15 minutes and the journey lasts 25 minutes. Once in Tres Cantos you can take a free shuttle bus (in front of the train station) to the PTM, or walk for 10 minutes following the white fence that surrounds the PTM as you leave the train station from your right. In total the journey takes about 1:15 - 1:30 hours and costs less than €3.
Lines C7 and C10 connect Madrid with Tres Cantos by train (Cercanias). In Madrid, you can take the train (Cercanias) at the following stations: Atocha, Recoletos, Nuevos Ministerios and Chanmartin. All these stations are connected through the subway network. Trains run about every 15 minutes and the journey lasts between 25 and 35 minutes. Once in Tres Cantos you can take a free shuttle bus (in front of the train station) to the PTM or walk for 10 minutes walk following the white fence that surrounds the PTM as you leave the train station from your right.
From the Airport
The journey takes around 25 minutes in normal traffic conditions and costs around €35.
From the city centre
The journey takes about 30 minutes for about €30.
From Chanmartin train station
The journey takes about 20 minutes for about €30.
Ask the taxi driver to take you to Tres Cantos, taking the first exit to enter the town (Exit 21) and then follow the map towards the PTM
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