As part of the 6 months of upgrade works on Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex’s 70-m antenna Deep Space Station 43, the antenna got a bath and repainted.  Everything about the upgrades for this antenna is big, this included.  Have a look at the shots below, comparing before, part way through the wash, and then after the paint (click on the photo for a larger version).

Three images of DSS43, first dirtier, second partially cleaned, third clean and white

L-R: Deep Space Station 43 pre-wash and paint, during the wash in April 2013, and post wash and paint in May 2013

Doesn’t DSS43 look amazing?