Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Fyshwick

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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. Put Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex into our Fyshwick family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • bit of a country drive to get there, but it's a great surprise when the big dish suddenly appears. Great museum with some interesting stuff & you'd need about an hour to look around and take some pics...  read more »
  • Seeing the dish as we approach raised excitement and although a little tired, it was still fantastic. The exhibits are great and the size of the mars rover was surprising. We enjoyed the trip, well wo...  read more »
  • On a dismal wet day (and with the National Museum Carpark was full) we headed out to Tidbinbilla, as a back-up plan. Without a doubt, this was the best attraction, (behind the War Memorial) we visited...  read more »
  • place is cool. the security man leonard was very accomodating he let us in eventhough it was closed already because i left my bag inside with my passport in it. He is a very good man.
  • Decent museum, but the curators & guides are extremely knowledgeable, especially about the research being carried out by the onsite space telescopes.
  • On 14 July 2015 Nasa Space craft New Horizon flyby Pluto at a distance of 48.6 billion km away from earth. The signals from the space craft to Canberra Deep space observatory takes 4hr 30 min. The images of Pluto have been inn the news. This is one of the three Historical ground based systems for the deep space missions like the Pluto mission.
  • Very good experience for everyone who is interested about space facts.
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