Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex - ACT

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DEG: -35.401249 148.983429
DMS: 35º 24' 4.5" S 148º 59' 0.34" E
UTM: 55 H 6080652mN 680115mE
Altitude: 650.79m


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Australian Capital Territory
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The CSIRO Tidbinbilla - Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex manages and operates NASA’s Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, one of three tracking stations that provide continuous, two-way radio contact with spacecraft exploring our Solar System and beyond.

The centre is currently closed to visitors however it is still worth a visit to the site for observation of the dish antennas.

The complex is located in the Paddys River (a tributary of the Cotter River) valley, about 20 km from Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.

The station is separated from Canberra by the Murrumbidgee River and, more importantly, the Coolamon Ridge, Urambi Hills, and Bullen Range, which help shield the dishes from the city's radio frequency (RF) noise. Located nearby is the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

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Closest Weather Station

Tuggeranong at 13/08:30pm EST
Distance from Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex 10.17km E
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Closest Climatic Station

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Distance from Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex 5.77km SW
Mean Max. °C27.226.323.619.115.211.811.012.815.718.922.124.9
Mean Min. °C12.412.510.
Mean Rain mm81.873.767.663.165.365.183.892.790.287.791.065.3

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