When ISRO wanted to establish a control facility, it inspected various sites that were offered to it within India. ISRO chose Hassan as the location because it was free of noise and encountered less terrestrial transmission than other proposed sites. Low interference was a must since the facility should be able to pick up even very weak signals from the satellite. The land to setup this facility was spread across 17.2 hectares and offered by the Government of Karnataka.
The MCF has three internal divisions; the Spacecraft Control Centre, Mission Control Centre and the Earth station.
Spacecraft Control Centre
This centre is responsible for controlling satellites and various commands are sent from this centre to the satellite to undertake the desired operations.