Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Paddys River

#3 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Australian Capital Territory
Science Museum · Museum
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is home to Deep Space Station 43, a 70 m (230 feet ) diameter dish that communicated with Voyager 1 and other Mars probes. See displays of spacecraft and space tracking technology, as well as a moon rock collected by Apollo XI in 1969. Learn all about how satellite dishes operate at this center just 20 km (12.7 mi) from Canberra. To visit Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex on your holiday in Paddys River, and find out what else Paddys River has to offer, use our Paddys River.
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  • Cannot say too much about this facility as we could only take photos from the outside. We arrived after driving 42km from Canberra on a windy road with a lot of roadworks & cyclists to find the...  more »
  • We stumbled upon this little Gem by accident on the way back from a hike. The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, it is an active site with several satellite dishes, an amazing museum inside...  more »
  • Great trip worth making! Especially if you have any interest in space and engineering. If you enjoy reading the displays there prepare to spend about 2 hours in total.
  • Worth a look, loved the interactive PC that shows you the stars and planets at any point in time. Nice cafe

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