Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Paddys River

#3 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Australian Capital Territory
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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  • We must have visited this complex at least half a dozen times over the years. There is so much to see. Once there was a lecture where the lecturer said: " In 30 years one of you children sitting...  more »
  • The cafe is very good and the visitor centre kept us interested for about an hour. Well worth the drive from Canberra. Good for families with kids. Could combine with a visit to tidbinbilla nature...  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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