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Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Take a leap into outer space at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, a 45-minute drive from the heart of Canberra. Here you’ll discover NASA’s Deep Space Network, an international network of antennas that support interplanetary spacecraft missions. The impressively sized antenna dishes at the complex send and receive data from spacecraft exploring the solar system and beyond. For a great view of the dishes, as well as an insightful exhibit about Australia’s role in space exploration, head to the Canberra Space Centre on the complex grounds.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9am - 5pm. Café open daily: 9.30-4pm; Christmas Day: Closed

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Fyshwick on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

What a gem

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Decided to visit the NASA Deep Space Communication complex on a whim and we were not disappointed. The information centre (originally a dormitory for the workers) had interesting information...

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Space nut heaven

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This is our closest connection with NASA and we were encapsulated by the displays and information. The café was intimate with a terrace and good food. Please note, there is very little or no mobile...

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Only if NASA is your thing

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This is about a 40 Minutes drive out from Canberra. The display is not big but has great detail on the operation at this site. It's an active Comms site and you can see these huge Comms dishes move...

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FEATURES

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Interactive Centre
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop