An exclusive look at NASA’s brand new command centre near Canberra built to facilitate communications between Earth and the first people to walk on Mars.
NASA will be able to better support future robotic and human space missions with the completion and full operation of a new antenna dish at our Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
Our Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will be lending a hand on the Exomars mission, lead by the European Space Agency and Roscosmos.
After an extremely long journey NASA’s Juno spacecraft will soon enter orbit around the planet Jupiter. We’ll be on hand to help out NASA with the super-sensitive antenna dishes at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
Gene Cernan was the last man to set foot on the moon, and has travelled nearly everywhere else on Earth – so what made Canberra his next destination?
Few people know or recall the story of the last person to walk on the Moon during the 1972, Apollo 17 mission. But that is about to change with the release of a new film called ‘The Last Man on the Moon’ and an Australian speaking tour hosted by our very own astronomer, Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith.
For a human, turning 43 might not be a big deal. But for an antenna that’s named Deep Space Station 43, well, turning the same age as your ‘designation’ is a little more special.
Spacecraft never sleep, they don’t take public holidays or celebrate the festive season – so neither do our team at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC)
Fresh from showing the world the first close encounter images with Pluto last month, our Deep Space Communication Complex in Canberra welcomed the newest member of its dish family to the facility today.